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College of Business & Management

Accounting Careers Overview

In today's business climate, a career in accounting can lead to some unexpected and exciting opportunities. An accounting degree opens doors to roles such as payroll administration, financial advising or purchase management that demand leadership skills and a working knowledge of high-level financial concepts. Our Accounting Degree Program can help put you ahead of the competition by preparing you with the knowledge needed to excel in a number of careers in accounting.

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Professional Responsibilities

 

When you earn your Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, you could be prepared to advance your accounting career in a number of roles. Careers in accounting could involve the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, directing or coordinating financial activities of a branch, office or department
  • Preparing cost estimates to aid management in bidding on or determining prices of products or services
  • Examining budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformity with procedures and regulations
  • Analyzing credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money
  • Advising clients on financial plans using knowledge of investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans and real estate
  • Enforcing or ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions

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Industries

Accounting careers are found in a number of diverse environments including:

  • Public accounting corporations
  • Multinational companies
  • Small businesses
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government agencies

Career Options

 

DeVry University graduates with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting could be prepared to enter one of many career fields:

  • Financial Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Claims Examiner

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