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A Major In Accounting


Description of Major

This major educates students about the bookkeeping methods involved in making a financial record of business
transactions and in the preparation of statements concerning the assets, liabilities, and operating results of a business.
The College of Business has focus concentrations instead of majors that are paired with one of eight integral areas.           

For more information on studying Accounting:  click here

Employment Opportunities 

Places of employment include Public accounting firms, government agencies, banks and other financial institutions,
as well as many other possible employers. A variety of jobs are available for accounting graduates, including:

Accounting, Public Practice Actuary
Administrator Audit Manager
Bank Examiner Bookkeeping / Audit Agent
Budget Analyst Claims Examiner / Investigator
Cost Department Supervisor Cost Examiner
Contract Administrator EDP Auditor
External Auditor Financial Aid Director
Financial Analyst Financial Examiner
Financial Investment Analyst Fund Raiser
Government Accountant Industrial / Institutional Buyer
Insurance Agent / Broker Internal Auditor
International Trade Specialist Inventory Control Specialist
IRM Consultant IRS Investigator
Licensed Professional (CPA) Loan Counselor (Officer)
Management  Payroll Manager
Private Accountant Property Accountant
Public Accountant Purchasing Agent
Revenue Agent Sales Manager
Securities Broker Systems Accountant
Systems Analyst Tax Accountant
Tax Compliance Specialist Tax Supervisor / Auditor
Treasury Management Specialist Underwriter

Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.

Additional Links

       American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

       American Accounting Association

       Association for Accounting Administration

      UC College of Business