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:
- chief financial officer
- 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.