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.

Strategies

• 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

Actuary
Assistant Controller
Auditor
Bank Examiner
Benefits Administrator
Budgetary Control Analyst
Certified Public Accountant
Chief Cost Accountant
Chief Financial Officer
CIA Agent
Claims Adjuster
Collection Agent
Commercial Banker
Commodities Trader
Computer Programmer
Consumer Credit Office
Controller

Cost Accountant
Credit & Collection Specialist
Entrepreneur
Estate Planner
FBI Agent
Financial Analyst
General Auditor
Governmental Accountant
Industrial Accountant
Industrial Buyer
Internal Auditor
International Trade Specialist
Inventory Control Specialist
IRS Investigator
Loan Administrator
Loan Officer
Management Consultant

Managerial Accountant
Methods & Procedures Specialist
Payroll Manager
Personal Financial Planner
Plant Accountant
Professor
Public Accountant
Securities Broker
Stockbroker
Systems Analyst
Tax Lawyer
Tax Specialist
Treasurer
Treasury Management Specialist
Trust Accountant
Underwriter


Professional Organizations

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 Society of Women Accountants
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA  22012

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
55 Broad Street, 18th floor
New York, NY  10004

Institute of Management Accountants
10 Paragon Drive
Montvale, NJ  07645-1718

National Association of Black Accountants
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
Bank One: Search for careers at Bank One
Bureau of Labor Statistics:  Accountants and Auditors
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu: Home page for the accounting firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
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
Salomon Brothers: Career opportunities at Salomon Brothers
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory: Multiple listings for tax and accounting sites

Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

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

Email: career.services@alvernia.edu