“Accountants work with people. They are analysts, planners and problem solvers. The world of business affairs is their province. It is their role to comprehend it, analyze it, systemize it and portray it.” – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

A concentration in accounting prepares the graduate for entry into one of the fastest-growing and most critical areas of management. In today’s complex, ever-changing business environment, accounting requires people with sound technical knowledge, critical thinking, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Accounting is a discipline that can open the doors to many opportunities. Accountants work in a variety of positions and hold such titles as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Managing Partner, Tax Partner and even FBI Agent.

Job Titles

Accounting AnalystForensic Litigation Consulting Associate
Accounting AssociateIT Audit Analyst
ActuaryManaging Partner
Assistant National Bank ExaminerMath Teacher
Associate Internal AuditorPersonal Financial Advisor
Audit Associate Quality Manager
Business AnalystReal Estate Appraiser
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)Revenue Agent
Cost EstimatorStaff Accountant
Credit AnalystStaff Auditor
EconomistTax Analyst/Accountant
FBI AgentTax Examiner
Fixed Income Research AssociateTax Examiner

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

Deloitte LLPKPMG Consulting LP
Ernst & YoungPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Johnson & Johnson GE

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this concentration.
Banking Government
Brokerage Private Equity
Corporate Management Real Estate
Financial Services Public Accounting

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Accounting Intern
  • Contract Accounting Intern
  • Corporate Accounting Intern
  • Internal Audit Intern
  • Management Accounting Intern
  • Tax Intern

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities

For additional student organizations click here.

For additional student involvement opportunities click here

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups

Twitter Handles

  • @AAjobs – Accounting Age Jobs
  • @AccountantsCHI –  Accounting Jobs
  • @AccountantsSEA – Accounting Jobs
  • @GetAccountants –  Get Accountant Jobs

Book

The Power of One: You’re the Boss by Kathleen Brush