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What can I do with a major in Accounting?

The accounting major provides an opportunity to develop professional skills that enable students to enter the fields of management accounting or public accounting. Accounting is a dynamic profession that provides support for management decision-making and offers a variety of important services to clients.

Ultimate professional certification as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a desirable goal.


• Joining a professional organization
• Acting as a treasurer for an organization
• Get an internship with a large accounting firm
• Enhance computer skills
• Strengthen communication skills
• Look into certification test and process
• Attend conventions and lectures to network with accountants
• Help others prepare taxes to get experience

Career Titles

Accounting Manager/Supervisor
Accounts Payable Clerk/Specialist
Accounts Receivable Clerk/Specialist
Assessment Specialist
Assistant Controller
Bank Examiner
Banking & Commercial Loan Processing Clerk
Benefits Administrator
Billing Clerk
Budgetary Control Analyst
Budget Manager
Certified Public Accountant
Chief Cost Accountant
Chief Financial Officer
CIA Agent
Claims Adjuster
Collection Agent
Commercial Banker
Commodities Trader
Computer Programmer
Consumer Credit Office
Cost Accountant

Cost Analyst
Credit & Collection Specialist
Estate Planner
FBI Agent
Financial Analyst
Gas Marketing Accountant
General Auditor
General Ledger Accountant
Governmental Accountant
Industrial Accountant
Industrial Buyer
Internal Auditor
International Trade Specialist
Inventory Control Specialist
IRS Investigator
Junior Staff Accountant
Lead Accountant
Loan Administrator
Loan Officer
Management Consultant
Managerial Accountant
Methods & Procedures Specialist

Office Administrator
Office Manager
Payroll Administrator
Payroll Clerk/Specialist
Payroll Manager
Personal Financial Planner
Plant Accountant
Project Auditor
Public Accountant
Revenue Accountant
Securities Broker
Senior Accountant
Senior Staff Accountant Specialist
Staff Accountant
Staff Assistant
Systems Analyst
Tax Accountant
Tax Lawyer
Tax Specialist
Treasury Management Specialist
Trust Accountant

Professional Organizations

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance
2365 Harrodsburg Road, A 325
Lexington, KY  40504

American Accounting Association

5717 Bessie Drive
Sarasota, FL  34233-2399

American Association of Hispanic CPAs
100 North Main Street, Suite 406
San Antonio,TX  78250

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004-1081

American Women's Society of CPAs
136 South Keowee Street
Dayton, OH 45400

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
55 Broad Street, 15th floor
New York, NY  10004

Institute of Management Accountants
10 Paragon Drive, Suite 1
Montvale, NJ  07645-1760

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.

7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120
Greenbelt, MD  20770

Web sites

Accountants & Auditors: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) Job outlook, working conditions, and possible related occupations for Accounting majors.
Accountants Home Page: Internet sources for accountants
Accounting Net
Association of Government Accountants: Financial management in government
Bureau of Labor Statistics:  Accountants and Auditors
Deloitte: Home page for the accounting firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu providing audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services
Ernst and Young: Home Page for accounting firm
Federal Reserve Bank: Resources for Middle Atlantic Region and the Southeast U.S.
JP Morgan: Home page for JP Morgan
NationJob: Resources for job seekers in the accounting field
Pennsylvania Bankers Association Career Center
Price Waterhouse: Career opportunities at Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP
Morgan Stanley: Career opportunities at Morgan Stanley
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory: Multiple listings for tax and accounting sites

Contact Information


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-790-2878

Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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