What can I do with a major in...Accounting?
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The accounting concentration is designed for business students who wish to prepare, analyze, and verify financial documents.
What skills will I develop?
- Ability to accumulate, measure and communicate financial information
- Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial statements
- Knowledge of accounting procedures and policies for assets, liabilities, owners' equity, pensions, leases, and income taxes
- Ability to analyze product costing, pricing, capital budgeting, profit planning, performance reporting and variance analysis
- Knowledge of U.S. federal income tax law pertaining to individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts
- Ability to apply accounting principles and procedures to business combinations, foreign operations and transactions, governmental and nonprofit organizations and partnerships.
- Thorough knowledge of the history and development of accounting theory
- Ability to plan, design and examine manual and computer based accounting information systems, including internal control requirements
- Accounting Clerk
- Bank Examiner
- Certified Public Accountant
- Compliance Investigator
- Corporate Bookkeeper
- Cost Accountant
- Credit Analyst
- Credit Counselor
- Industrial Accountant
- Internal Auditor
- Managerial Accountant
- Property Accountant
- Revenue Agent
- Salary Administrator
- Systems Accountant
- Tax Accountant
- Tax Auditor
What can I do to find out if accounting is for me?
- Talk with a student majoring in accounting
- Take an accounting course
- Research accounting careers
- Conduct informational interviews
- Network with accounting professionals
- Volunteer or work part time in an accounting position
- Join accounting club
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center