"Always in demand, accounting graduates can choose from numerous rewarding opportunities across all business sectors – government, corporate, and nonprofit. Because accounting is the universal language of business, accountants provide a unique and essential role to measure, report, interpret, and evaluate financial information on behalf of decision-makers both within and external to the organization. Whether in audit, tax, financial advising, compliance, managerial, forensic, or risk management, the accountant makes an important contribution to quality decision making in any business arena. Opportunities in accounting-related fields such as banking, insurance, consulting, management, and information systems are also available. And because the goal of accounting is to provide reliable and relevant information to interested parties, the integrity of the accounting professional is of utmost importance, and demands the highest ethical behavior of its members.”
- Dr. Patsy Granger Lewellyn
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Current Degree Requirements
www.aicpa.org – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: the certification body for CPAs, providing insights on emerging issues, research, standards of practice, training and development, and career guidance.
www.AccountingToday.com - provider of breaking business news for the tax and accounting community, as well as daily editorials, podcasts of leading accounting professionals, and whitepapers,
www.aaahq.org – the American Accounting Association: promotes excellence in accounting education, research and practice by providing electronic journals, academic accounting news and research, career information and placement, and faculty development.
www.imanet.org – the Institute of Management Accountants: the resource for development, certification, and research in managerial accounting.
www.fasb.org – the Financial Accounting Standards Board: the designated (by the SEC) independent organization for establishing measurement and reporting standards for financial accounting.
www.sec.gov – the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: charged to maintain efficient markets and facilitate capital formation, the SEC supports transparency and uniform disclosure in financial reporting by requiring and maintaining quarterly earnings information on publically traded companies.
www.theiia.org – the Institute of Internal Auditors: certification body (CIA, CGAP, CFSA, CCSA, and CRMA); an international professional association for internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education and security.
www.pcaob.org - the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: oversees audits of public companies to protect investor and public interests through informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.