Accounting is the process of identifying, recording and analyzing information necessary to evaluate the past, present and future economic activities of organizations.

Accounting is often said to be the language of business. Accountants apply their skills in areas such as auditing, taxation, financial analysis, information systems, management and policy. These services are provided to large and small businesses, not-for-profit entities, and governmental units. Accounting professionals are individuals capable of doing more than maintaining sets of accounting records as they focus on analyzing and measuring business activity, processing that data into reports and communicating the information to decision makers. Accounting is often the pathway to top management of a corporation.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Financial Manager

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    Cost Accountant

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    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

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