The accounting major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Excels in mathematics
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Able to make decisions using logic and mathematical data
  • Computer proficient, specifically spreadsheet software such as Excel
  • Ability to work independently
  • Advanced written and communication skills
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Benefits Administrator
Budget Analysts
Business Teacher
Claims Adjuster/Examiner
Collection Specialist
Financial Aid Officer
Financial Analyst
Financial Planner
Forensic Accountant
Industrial Buyer
Inventory Control Specialist
IRS Investigator
Loan Administrator
Operations Manager
Payroll Manager
Purchasing Agent
Research Analyst
Stock Broker
Systems Analyst
Tax Advisor
Tax Attorney
Tax Preparer

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
p - 516.877.4600

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