Career and Internships in Accounting

A degree in Accounting can put you on the path to the following careers*:

Possible careers for Accounting majors

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Officer
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Accounts Receivable Manager
  • Actuary
  • Auditors
  • Benefits Manager
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Brokers Floor Representative
  • Budget Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Professor
  • Business Service Specialist
  • Buyer
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Compensation Administrator
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Comptroller
  • Controller (Finance)
  • Cost Accountant
  • County or City Auditor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit and Collection Manager
  • Economics Professor
  • Economist
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Reporting Accountant
  • Financial Services Sales Agent
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Forensic Accountant
  • General Accountant
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Government Budget Analyst
  • Import/Export Customs Broker
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Insurance Claim Examiner
  • Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Counselor
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisers
  • Property Accountant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Retail Buyer
  • Revenue Agent (Government)
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Securities Broker
  • Staff Accountant
  • Systems Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Collector
  • Tax Preparer
  • Title Searchers
  • Treasurer (Corporate)

 

*An advanced degree or additional training may be required for some of these careers, with an associate or bachelor degree being a good first step toward this goal. This is not an exhaustive list of occupations and places of employment associated with this major.

Internships in Accounting

The Division of Business encourages students to participate in one or more internship experiences.

The internship experience provides students with an excellent opportunity to synthesize the theories and methodologies comprising their academic experience with the contemporary trends of the marketplace. The internship is a three- or six-credit experience that can be applied to the electives within each Business major. The Division encourages all of its students to participate in an internship provided they meet the following standards of performance:

  • Cumulative average of 2.0 or higher in Business courses;
  • Junior/Senior standing; and
  • Completed a majority of the requirements for the major.