Career Profiles: Accounting

CSULB Department of Business Administration

Accounting is the area of business that deals with analyzing and interpreting financial information as well as providing the financial information necessary for managerial decision making. Accounting majors will gain an understanding of financial and management accounting, taxes, auditing, and reporting procedures. There are two areas of emphasis in the accounting major: professional (public accounting) and managerial (private industry accounting). In general, a bachelor’s degree with an accounting major or 24 semester hours in accounting is required for entry into a professional position.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Accountant
  • Appraiser, Banker
  • Auditor
  • Bank Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Contract Administrator
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • CPA
  • Environmental Accountant
  • FBI Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forensics Accountant
  • International Accountant
  • IRS Agent
  • Management Information Systems Manager
  • Managing Consulting Accountant
  • Stock Broker

Where Employed:

  • Accounting firms
  • Aerospace companies
  • Banks
  • Computer industry
  • Entertainment industry
  • Finance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Market research firms
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Petroleum industry
  • Real estate development companies
  • Self-employment
  • Utilities

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