Accounting Careers

As a graduate of the Accounting program at D’Youville you will be prepared to take on the challenge of working in a highly dynamic business environment.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Because a bachelor's degree in accounting can lead to almost limitless career possibilities, D'Youville's program offers flexibility so that you can explore related areas and find your career interest.

As an accounting major, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge in economics, history, mathematics and other quantitative courses, computer skills, plus writing and communications talents, interpersonal skills needed for teamwork, along with key business courses.

Today's organizations are seeking employees with the ability to solve complex business problems. Because accountants make decisions based on information, employers value job seekers who can assist companies with key strategic decisions.

Potential positions for graduates of the bachelor's degree program may include positions in business, government or education, including:

  • Financial analyst for a corporation
  • Tax expert for law firms
  • Commercial banks

Combined Degree: BS in Accounting / MS International Business

From bringing products to market faster, to conducting regular accounting and auditing procedures, accountants are a highly valued component of a business team.

Increasingly, employers are seeking graduates who understand the global environment and can handle new, ever-changing technological demands. For this reason, graduates with a global business perspective can greatly assist various companies to work strategically and successfully compete at an international level.

Our combined degree program satisfies the 150 college credit hours requirement you need to qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The CPA Exam is used by the regulatory bodies of all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Certified Public Accountants provide accounting, tax, auditing, financial and estate planning, and management services to individuals and businesses. Many CPAs are sole practitioners or partners in small to medium-size accounting firms.

Some services that accountants provide include:

  • Developing financial forecasts
  • Creating business plans
  • Preparing and analyzing financial statements
  • Handling payroll processing
  • Designing financial systems
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Representing clients to agencies such as the IRS and others
  • Evaluating internal controls

Resources

  • Career Center

    D'Youville students and alumni enjoy free access to the Career Services Center for job search, resume and interviewing assistance.
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