Explore Accounting Career Opportunities
This page and the associated resources are a starting point for exploring Accounting careers and developing the skills commonly needed for roles within the field.
Careers within the accounting field range from positions in public accounting, private corporations, and government. In public accounting, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) work in a firm that serves a variety of clients such as businesses, individuals, governmental organizations, and nonprofits. Services offered may include tax preparation and planning; consulting; and preparing, reviewing, and auditing financial statements. Given the demand for accounting expertise in all organizations, accountants have the ability to choose whether they would like to work in the public or private sector and for a large corporation or a smaller local company.
Explore and Research Accounting Careers
Accounting professionals are needed in a variety of companies and industries. Here we detail those as well as provide examples of internships and entry level jobs, and review common skills needed to excel in a career in accounting.
Connecting with, and learning from, alumni or professionals working in accounting will serve you well in your search. Here we detail how to engage in informational interviews and suggest clubs and organizations you can join to build your network.
Gain Experience and Develop Skills
Although you will develop many skills inside the classroom, getting involved and gaining experience will allow you to test them out, improve your abilities, and give you concrete examples to share with future employers.
There are MANY ways to build skills and experience outside of the classroom
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Next Steps: Following Up After Networking Events or Informational Interviews
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