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Accounting - BS

Provide the analysis that will help businesses make financial decision and be front and center as part of a management team.

WHY STUDY ACCOUNTING?

Accountants do much more than just crunch numbers. They work with businesses to develop strategies. They collaborate with investors to analyze mergers and acquisitions. They work with boards of directors and all types of organizations to measure and communicate financial results. U.S. News & World Report ranked accountants 24th on the list of 100 Best Jobs in 2019.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You'll study financial accounting and strategic cost management. You’ll take a deep dive into corporate incomes taxes, auditing, corporate finance and investments. You’ll also have the chance to intern with a public accounting firm, which will look great on a resume.

Accounting professor

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING?

Once you earn your accounting degree, you'll be on track to get certified and become a certified public accountant, which will prepare you to work just about anywhere. A small business or large corporation. For the government such as the FBI, IRS or the DEA. In an accounting firm. Or, you could be a forensic accountant and help detect fraud and money laundering.

Job titles:

  • Accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Financial controller
  • Mortgage representative
  • Actuary
  • Bank manage
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget analyst
  • Consumer credit officer
  • Financial analyst

Employers:

  • Accounting firms
  • Banks
  • Consulting firms
  • Corporations
  • Financial service companies
  • Government agencies
  • Industry
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • School systems
I began my job at Allegheny Bradford Corp. the day after graduation all thanks to Pitt-Bradford. Destiny Fitton ’19, accounting assistant