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.
"An accounting degree is versatile and prepares students for a variety of business settings. Many accounting graduates pursue careers in public accounting or private industry, ultimately advancing into management positions, such as CEO and CFO, or choosing to start their own businesses."
(Provided by: Florida State University)
"This major prepares students for careers in public, corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental accounting and also provides an appropriate background for those planning to enter law school or graduate school. Accountants develop and interpret historical and prospective financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders."
(Provided by: Penn State University)
"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.)
"The program serves students interested in careers in public and corporate accounting, as well as students who intend to pursue advanced studies in various graduate and professional schools. The focus is on experiential learning through internships, case competitions, our real-time trading room, community engagement, study abroad, networking events and more."
(Provided by: SUNY: Binghamton University)
"Accounting graduates provide general accounting, audit, tax, financial planning and management consulting services. You will also find them heading major corporations, advising CEOs, creating legislative policy and in the classroom."
(Provided by: University of South Dakota)