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What types of jobs are graduates of the Accounting Program getting after graduation?

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Robert’s Answer

I worked in the accounting field for 30 years. The answer to your question depends a lot on the type of grades you get. If you get good grades you will have a lot of options available to you. There are a lot of accounting jobs out there so you have picked a good major if your goal is to be employed after graduation. The top graduates often go to the big Public Accounting firms (Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young, & Deloitte, for example). They are hard to get into but if you are able to it is a great career move, even if you only work there for a couple of years. Many people also go directly into private industry, and there are also a lot of Government jobs that you can apply to as well. Work hard, get good grades and good things will happen for you.

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Katherine (Kasia)’s Answer

Hi Ayomide!

To provide you with some background I attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with an Accounting degree. Based on my experience majoring in accounting provides very versatile career opportunities and students have gone on to work in public accounting, internal accounting departments, as analysts, and even business operations positions. However, most students choose to go about the public accounting career path and from my time at UConn I can say most choose to begin their careers at a Big 4 Accounting Firm, such as PwC. Accounting is the foundation of any business and with that in mind graduating with a Bachelors in Accounting can provide you with foundation to mold your career in whatever direction you choose in the business field.
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Jason’s Answer

Graduating with an Accounting degree will open many opportunities and potential paths. The type of jobs being offered are going to depend on the grades of each student and what their initial desire is. I would say the most common path is to go into public accounting and obtaining CPA within the first 2-3 years after graduation. This allows you as an auditor to see different industries, get understanding of accounting and audit functions, experience the different ways companies handle their accounting and depending on the size of the firm you can get some tax experience. With that experience after a few years (and a CPA license), you're options really open up - stay in public, go work for a company, more over to consulting, focus on tax, work in finance department..... In my experience the bulk of companies that recruit directly from universities will be public accounting firms and larger companies that are relatively close to your school. Microsoft needs accountants but they aren't sending people to the east coast to find them!

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Brandon’s Answer

I work with several people that majored in Accounting; their job titles range from Software Application Engineer, Project Managers, or Quality Assurance roles. Any software company that creates accounting applications will ultimately need accountants. Well, you might ask yourself... "I'm not an engineer...." That's okay, you do not have to be an engineer; the company will teach you and provide the correct amount of training such that you will be successful as both an engineer and accountant.


This answer only relates to software, so I would hope someone else can comment to provide another perspective for you. If you want more specific information, please let me know.

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