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Accounting careers are available in all sectors of society from business and industry to government or nonprofit organizations. The Accounting Program also offers opportunities for continuing study that leads to certifications in accounting, finance, and management; to licensure as a CPA; or to graduate study in business administration and accounting.

The most common career paths for accounting majors are listed below.

Public Accounting

  • Assurance services
  • Consulting services
  • Information technology services
  • Forensic accounting
  • International accounting
  • Tax and financial planning

Corporate Accounting

  • Budgeting
  • Cost analyst
  • Financial reporting
  • Internal auditing
  • Tax
  • Treasury

Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

  • FBI
  • IRS
  • GAO
  • State Board of Accounts
  • Hospitals


  • High school
  • College

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Last updated 24 April 2014