Message from the Accounting Dept. Chair

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Daniel Naranjo

According to Job Outlook 2010, accounting is the most “in-demand” occupation in the Northeast.  Every institution around the globe – corporate/for-profit, government and nonprofit – must maintain accurate financial records. 

If you like numbers, meeting new people and having variety in your work responsibilities, then earning a B.S. in accounting at Southern New Hampshire University is an ideal way to get your career started in the right direction.

Career opportunities exist in private industry, federal agencies (IRS, CIA and FBI) and local government and nonprofit institutions. This major opens doors to a variety of professional certifications such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). 

Students will learn the latest regulations and strategies needed to improve the performance of their organizations. Hot topics in the next decade include forensic accounting, U.S. adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and integrating social and environmental sustainability into the financial reporting process. 

At SNHU, you can also decide to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting in five years, which meets the 150-hour CPA certification and reciprocity requirement.

Dr. Laurence Pelletier
Co-Chair of the Accountancy and Taxation Department

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