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.

Skills

Our undergraduate accountancy curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to succeed in an increasingly dynamic business environment. The KSAs our programs develop include the following:

  • Foundational Accounting Knowledge
  • Holistic Business Knowledge
  • Technological Agility
  • Unstructured Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Data and Analytics Mindset and Abilities
  • Ethical decision-making

Top Employers

  • BDO
  • Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.
  • Crowe LLP
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Plante Moran
  • PwC
  • RSM

Career Opportunities

Professional Services Firms (staff through partner)

  • Advisory
  • Assurance
  • Internal audit
  • Mergers and acquisitions due diligence and advisory
  • Tax advisory and compliance

Corporate (entry level positions through senior executives)

  • Controllership
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Internal audit
  • Management accounting
  • Treasury

Government and Not-for-Profit Organizations

  • Financial reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Internal audit