Accounting can be divided into several fields including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, and tax accounting. Accounting information systems are designed to support accounting functions and related activities. Financial accounting focuses on the reporting of an organization's financial information, including the preparation of financial statements, to external users of the information, such as investors, regulators and suppliers, and management accounting focuses on the measurement, analysis and reporting of information for internal use by management.
"Accounting is central to effective management of business enterprises and is a key component in the proper functioning of the free market system. There are many rewarding career opportunities in accounting and related professions such as security analysis, investment banking, corporate finance, banking and taxation."
(Provided By: New York University)
"As an accountant, you will be solving real business problems. You can use your accounting education to provide accurate data for your company, data that will be used in daily decision-making. You can ensure the integrity of the financial data for your company and work in partnership with others in your company, using your accounting knowledge and skills to help drive your company’s success."
(Provided By: Iowa State University)
"Accountants measure the results of economic activities and report or attest to such activity to investors, management, regulators and other stakeholders. Accounting courses and related programs at UCR School of Business are designed to prepare students for thriving careers in areas such as audit and assurance, management accounting, taxation, financial accounting and management consulting."
(Provided By: The University of California-Riverside)
"You'll earn a solid salary right after you graduate. Starting salaries for accounting grads are often around $55,000, median salaries are $70,500 and some of the best paid accountants make $122,840."
(Provided By: Point Park University)
"The purpose of the Accounting B.S.B.A. degree is to prepare students to successfully gain admittance to our Accounting M.S.A./M.S.T. graduate degree program and become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Not eligible for a double degree with another College of Business Administration major."
(Provided By: The University of Central Florida)
"The objective of the B.S. in Accounting is to prepare graduates for entry level positions whether in Public, Corporate, or Governmental Accounting or to continue further study in graduate school. The course offerings provide students with the knowledge and requirements to sit for the CPA exam in North Carolina upon graduation."
(Provided by: University of North Carolina.)