What Can I Do With an Accounting Degree

Accounting is a versatile degree. 

Students who graduate with a major in accounting may find jobs in many areas of business. Many fields that accountants choose to enter are public accounting, corporate accounting, government, forensic accounting, education, and nonprofit.

  • Actuary 
  • Anti-Money Laundering Officer
  • Auditing
  • Budget Analyst 
  • Business Consultant
  • Client Management
  • Cost Estimator 
  • Data Analyst 
  • Environmental Accountant 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Operations 
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Examiner  
  • General Management
  • Production Management
  • Product Development
  • Procurement 
  • Tax Planning and Preparation

Most graduates go on to become a certified public accountant (CPA), though depending on your career, that is not necessary. Other designations, such as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA)Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) are also options. Accounting is such an important part of the business world because it is the most basic form of how a business is doing, as well as being the "language" of business. As the world is continuously changing, the business world is evolving at a rapid rate, and the demand for accountants is steadily growing posing a promising job outlook presently and for the future.