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Accounting Careers

There are many corporate career paths one can take with a degree in accounting. You can work as a tax examiner for a private tax firm or a national government. You can examine the finances of public companies as a financial examiner or advise individuals on their retirement savings plans as a personal financial adviser.

Accountant / Auditor

Accounting, or accountancy, is the measurement, processing and communication of financial information about economic entities.[1][2] Accounting, which has been called the "language of business",[3] measures the results of an organization's economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of users including investors, creditors, management, and regulators.[4] Practitioners of accounting are known as accountants. The terms accounting and financial reporting are often used as synonyms.

Financial Analyst

A financial analyst, securities analyst, research analyst, equity analyst, or investment analyst is a person who performs financial analysis for external or internal clients as a core part of the job

Financial Adviser

A financial adviser (or advisor) is a professional who renders financial services to clients. According to the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), terms such as financial adviser and financial planner are general terms or job titles used by investment professionals and do not denote any specific designations.[1] FINRA describes the main groups of investment professionals who may use the term financial advisor to be: brokers, investment advisers, accountants, lawyers, insurance agents and financial planners.[2]

Financial Examiner

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is a credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE association is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 65,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but why.

Forensic Accountant

Forensic accountants are experienced auditors, accountants, and investigators of legal and financial documents that are hired to look into possible suspicions of fraudulent activity within a company; or are hired by a company who may just want to prevent fraudulent activities from occurring. They also provide services in areas such as accounting, antitrust, damages, analysis, valuation, and general consulting. Forensic accountants have also been used in divorces, bankruptcy, insurance claims, personal injury claims, fraudulent claims, construction, royalty audits, and tracking terrorism by investigating financial records. Many forensic accountants work closely with law enforcement personnel and lawyers during investigations and often appear as expert witnesses during trials.

Tax Examiner / Collector

A tax collector is a person who collects unpaid taxes from other people or corporations. Tax collectors are often portrayed in fiction as being evil, and in the modern world share a similar stereotype to that of lawyers.

Average Salaries For Accountants
Accountant / Auditor$72.5k/year
Financial Analyst$77/year
Personal Financial Adviser$100k/year
Financial Examiner$86k/year
Management Analysts$90k/year
Tax Examiner,Collector,Agent$56k/year
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TX → Abilene Christian University
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NY → Adelphi University
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MI → Adrian College
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IA → The AIB College of Business
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AL → Alabama A & M University
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AL → Alabama State University
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AK → Alaska Pacific University
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GA → Albany State University
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MI → Albion College
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PA → Albright College
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Accounting Major unemployment rate

_AccountingAll Majors
Unemployed%9%8
Minimum Wage%3%4
All Others%85%87
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Accounting?

Going Well%84
Not Going Well%16
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Accounting say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Accounting

Still in Field%69
Got out%31
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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