Accounting (ACCT)

What is Accounting? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Accounting Publications UofA Department of Accounting

What is Accounting?

According to the Accounting department at the University of Arkansas, "a major in accounting is preparation for success in the business world. Every business needs accounting help, whether it is the largest retail company in the world, a small family-owned enterprise, an agency for the homeless, or a musical group touring the country. The accounting major provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers."

Related Careers


Industrial/Institutional Buyer


Insurance Agent/Broker

Administrative Services Manager

Internal Auditor


International Trade

Assistant Controller

International Trade Specialist


Inventory Control Specialist

Bank Examiner

IRM Consultant

Benefits/Compensation Manager

IRS Investigator


Lawyer - Audit Manager

Budget Accountant

Loan Administrator

Budgetary Control Analyst

Loan/Consumer Credit

Business Teacher

Management Accountant

Certified Public Accountant

Management Consultant

Chief Cost Accountant

Managerial Accountant

Chief Financial Officer

Managerial Consultant

CIA Agent

Methods/Procedures Specialist

Claims Adjuster/Examiner

Payroll Manager

Collection Agent

Personal Financial Planner

Commercial Banker

Plant Accountant

Commodities Trader

Production Manager

Computer Programmer


Consumer Credit Officer

Property Accountant

Contract Administrator

Public Accountant


Sales Manager

Cost Accountant

Securities Broker

Cost Dept. Supervisor

Staff Accountant

Credit and Collection


EDP Auditor

Student Affairs Manager

Employment Agency Counselor

Systems Accountant


Systems Analyst

Estate Planner

Tax Accountant

External Auditor

Tax Advisor

FBI Agent

Tax Compliance Specialist

Financial Aid Director

Tax Lawyer

Financial Analyst

Tax Specialist

Financial Investment Analyst

Tax Supervisor/Auditor

Financial Manager

Television/Film Producer

Fund Raiser


General Auditor

Treasury Management

Governmental Accountant

Treasury Mgmt Specialist

Industrial Accountant

Trust Accountant

Industrial Buyer


Industrial Transportation


Related Skills

Adapt Well with Frequent Change

Critical Thinking Skills

Organized & Efficient

Analytical Abilities

Numerical Computation Excellence

Problem Solving Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written)

Organization Skills

Team Worker

Job & Internship Search Links

Accounting Careers

Accounting Jobs

After College

Ameriprise Financial

CPA Directory

CPA Jobs

J.P. Morgan

Internal Revenue Service

Morgan Stanley - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links - This site traces the journey of online students - the current or future accountant who wants a master's in the field, yet needs the flexibility of online learning to make it happen.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

The Accounting Degree Guide - Created based on the idea that aspiring CPAs and other accounting professionals need a comprehensive resource that makes the world of accounting and finance understandable and accessible. All too often these topics are presented at a level beyond the scope of understanding of those just beginning to explore these complex concepts. Just as often, these topics are presented at an elementary level that lacks the depth and breadth necessary to convey the information readers need to gain a full understanding.

This Way To CPA

Professional Association Links

American Association of Finance & Accounting

American Bankers Association

American Institute of CPAs

American Society of Women Accountants

National Society of Accountants

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Accounting Publications

Corporate Finance Network