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Career Connections

Accounting involves providing useful information to people who make investments, credits, and similar decisions. Accountants serve decision-makers by providing them with financial information to help them reach better determinations. Decision-makers include present and potential investors, lenders, and managers of businesses, as well as those who sell to or buy from businesses.

Accountants work for different types of organizations, such as:

  • Public accounting firms
  • Public and privately held companies
  • Non-profit organizations, including federal, state, and local government units
  • Financial Institutions

Major specializations include: public accounting, management accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, government accounting, budget accounting, and internal auditing.

Occupational Possibilities

  • Bank Examiner
  • Business Credit/Loan Administrator
  • Business Teacher
  • Cash Manager
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • EDP Auditor
  • Entry-level Manager
  • External Auditor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Information Systems (Consultant)
  • Internal Auditor
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • IRS Investigator
  • Payroll Manager
  • Securities Broker
  • Staff Accountant - Government
  • Staff Accountant - Industry
  • Staff Accountant - Public Accounting
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Auditor