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Accounting Careers & Internships

Accounting is a growing career field and most accounting jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Demand for accountants is especially high in tax preparation, health care, nonprofit and temporary accounting staffing industries.

Accounting graduates with a bachelor’s degree receive average starting salaries of about $52,900 per year, according to a 2013 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey.

Endless Possibilities for Employers & Accounting Positions

Mount Mary’s accounting program prepares you for a career in one of three broad areas of accounting: auditing, financial/tax and management.

Examples of jobs you could perform include:

  • auditor
  • chief financial officer
  • controller
  • cost accountant
  • financial analyst
  • internal auditor
  • staff accountant
  • tax accountant

Mount Mary accounting graduates are employed at companies including:

  • Dental Associates
  • Derco Aerospace
  • Grant Thorton
  • Johnson Controls
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Plant Road Publishing
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Potawatomi Gaming Commission

An accounting major also can be a springboard to careers in a variety of other business fields such as finance or actuarial science.

Real-world Accounting Experience During College

Mount Mary strongly encourages accounting majors to seek out and participate in an internship experience to gain real-world work experience while in college.