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What Can I Do With a Major in Accounting?

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Career Titles

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Teacher
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Accounts Receivable Manager
  • Actuary
  • Advertising / Sales Accountant
  • Appraiser 
  • Assistant Bank Manager
  • Associate Auditor
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Claim Adjuster/Examiner
  • Collection Agent
  • Commercial Banker
  • Commodities Trader
  • Compensation Administrator
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Controller
  • Corporate Tax Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Cost Department Supervisor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit/Loan Administrator
  • Credit Manager
  • Economist
  • EDP Auditor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Estate Planner
  • FBI Agent
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fund Raiser
  • Government Accountant
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Industrial Buyer 
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Insurance Agent
  • Internal Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Internal Revenue Agent
  • Internal Trade Specialist
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • IRS Investigator
  • Loan Administrator
  • Management Consultant
  • Manager, Administrative Services
  • Materials Manager
  • Merger and Acquisition Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Professor
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Research Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Savings & Loan Examiner
  • SEC Accountant
  • Securities Broker
  • Stock Broker
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Examiner
  • Tax Lawyer
  • Tax Specialist
  • Treasurer
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Underwriter

Employers
  • Accounting Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Auditing Firms
  • Banks & Credit Unions
  • Bookkeeping Firms
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Bureau of the Public Debt
  • Business Corporations
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Civic and Taxpayers' Associations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Construction Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Financial Departments
  • Engineering Firms
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Export Bank of the U.S.
  • FBI
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Finance Companies
  • Financial Management Service
  • Financial Services Industry
  • Government Agencies
  • Healthcare Companies
  • High Technology Companies
  • Hospitals
  • Import/Export Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • International Trade Administration
  • Investment Firms
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms
  • Legal Organizations
  • Local, State, Federal Government
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Marketing-Research Departments
  • Merchandising Companies
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Accounting Firms
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Research and Development Firms
  • Retail Stores
  • Savings & Loan Companies
  • School Districts
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Self-Employment
  • Statistical Firms
  • Stock Exchanges
  • Tax Preparation Offices
  • Tax Consulting Firms
  • Test Development Firms
  • Transportation Companies
  • TV/Radio Stations
  • Utility Companies
  • Wholesale/Retail Operations
  • Wholesalers

Skills
  • Adapt well to frequent change
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Analyze and use financial information
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detail
  • Belong to cross-functional teams
  • Capacity to make decisions through logic and mathematical data
  • Commit to professional standards
  • Compile accurate financial data
  • Computer literacy
  • Computerized accounting systems familiarity
  • Decision-making skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Develop close relationships with other departments
  • Develop excellent numeric skills
  • Develop technical, conceptual and human skills
  • Efficient
  • Explain and relay financial data to other users
  • Highly developed aptitude in mathematics.
  • Integrate theoretical and applied aspects of business
  • Lead, supervise, and direct others
  • Makes sound judgments to solve quantitative problems
  • Offer recommendations to improve overall business strategy and goals
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organize, analyze, and interpret numeric data
  • Possess integrity, honesty, alertness, and thoroughness
  • Precision
  • Responsible with limited supervision
  • Self-starter
  • Spreadsheet familiarity
  • Strong analytical, organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Team work
  • Understand domestic and global business environments
  • Works independently

Salary Information

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Starting Salary:

  • Accounting Bachelors Degree: $52,343
Average Salary of SNC Accounting Graduate:
  • 2017: $45,001 - $55,000
  • 2016: $45,000 - $55,000
  • 2015: $45,000 - $55,000
For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data 
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Accounting Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).

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