Accountancy Major and Career Info

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Accountancy encompasses the development and communication of financial and operational information that is critical to the success of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Pursuing a degree in accountancy will help you better understand organizations and how financial information can be a powerful tool to increase efficiency and effectiveness and to drive change. Professional accountants develop and apply their skills in auditing, taxation, forensic accounting, management policy, information systems, computer operations, consulting, personal business planning, and many other areas.


  • Organize, analyze, and interpret financial and managerial accounting reports
  • Employ financial information to make decisions
  • Evaluate and review details for accuracy
  • Utilize order, planning, and structure
  • Value enforcement of rules and procedures
  • Solve problems by following rules and using logic
  • Utilize data to support judgement and decision-making
  • Communicate results to interested parties
  • Manage projects and follow step-by-step progression to conclusion
  • Examine pros and cons objectively without personal bias

Top Employers

  • PwC
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • RSM
  • Plante Moran
  • KeyBank
  • JP Morgan
  • Cardinal Health
  • Pepsi Co
  • Protiviti
  • Crowe

Career Opportunities

  • Associate Analyst
  • Accountant**
  • Auditor*
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Core Assurance Associate*
  • Financial Consultant
  • IT Audit Associate
  • Marketing Analyst Consultant
  • Process Consultant
  • Risk Advisory Program Consultant
  • Tax Associate*

*CPA Required
**CPA Likely Required