Accounting Careers Overview
Even in the current economy, our Accounting graduates are in demand. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 22% between 2008 and 2018—which is much faster than the average for all occupations1.
In addition, the accounting field is broadening. From monitoring resources in accounts receivable and accounts payable departments to information technology consulting, accounting careers combine business fundamentals with strong computer skills and a working knowledge of advanced technological tools to provide insight on finance, technology, and strategy.
When you earn your associate degree in Accounting from DeVry University, you'll be equipped with the technical skills and the business sense to handle financial accounting and reporting, managerial accounting, and personal taxation. In a more traditional accounting career, your responsibilities could include:
- Preparing bills and invoices
- Maintaining financial data in computer and paper files
- Computing wages for payroll records and reviewing employee timecards
- Notifying customers with delinquent accounts in order to solicit payments
Accounting careers are found in a number of diverse environments, including:
- Public accounting corporations
- Multinational companies
- Small businesses
- Nonprofit organizations
- Government agencies
DeVry University graduates in Accounting will be prepared for careers in areas such as:
- Accounts receivable/payable
- Cost accounting
- Data entry
- Microcomputer accounting
For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm.