Accounting is the language of business. An accounting degree opens the door to careers in business, helps students understand how the accounting information system operates and how to analyze and interpret financial information for business decision-making.
Accounting majors have a variety of career opportunities including practice in public accounting, private industry, government, and not for profit organizations. Positions in accounting include staff accountants, internal audit, external audit, tax preparation and tax planning, cost accountants, business analysts and accounting information systems analysts, all of whom promote efficiency and effectiveness of organizations in these areas of practice.
Accountants develop an in depth understanding of the company, opening the door to many management positions. The accounting profession provides job stability, high demand and good compensation. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics project the accounting profession will grow at 10% per year through 2026 with a median salary of $69,350 in 2017.
Some Relevant Accounting Websites:
AICPA -American Institute of CPAs
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
American Accounting Association
Financial Accounting Standards Board
The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA)