MS in Accounting & Finance - Careers

Be Prepared for a Successful Accounting and
Finance Career

Corporations and organizations large and small are in greater need of qualified, trained accounting and financial professionals who understand the importance of accurate quantitative analysis on decision-making and strategy, as well as compliance with strict rules and regulations for financial statement preparation and reporting. An MS in Accounting-Finance degree from Southern New Hampshire University can help you achieve these goals. Our on-campus and online Accounting/Finance degree program gives you the tools you need to help these entities thrive, by teaching you the most critical accounting and financial principles and practices, including:

  • Professional auditing methods
  • Cost analysis
  • Using the latest technology to evaluate financial records
  • Individual and corporate tax preparation
  • Financial reporting and management 
  • Budgeting and financing

A program that builds industry skills with professional faculty

Developed with input from our corporate partners such as Fidelity, the MS in Accounting-Finance degree program can open up a variety of career opportunities in for-profit, nonprofit, and municipal sectors. Your professors, who collectively bring decades of accounting and financial experience into the course work, understand what skills are needed in the workplace today and how to prepare you to meet those needs. Southern New Hampshire University's Master’s degree in Accounting-Finance will deepen your knowledge of accounting and finance and its many applications.

Accounting & Finance Master's Degree
Online - Careers

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Career Opportunities

SNHU’s Career Development Center – Accounting Outlook
A listing of potential careers for students earning an Accounting degree.

SNHU’s Career Development Center – Finance Outlook
A listing of potential careers for students earning a finance degree.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Commerce Clearing House
CCH provides information services, software and workflow tools for tax, accounting, legal and business professionals.

Research Institute of America
RIA is a provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.

Government Finance Officers Association
The GFOA enhances and promotes the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.

International Financial Reporting Standards
IFRS is a set of accounting standards, developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), which is becoming the global standard for the preparation of public company financial statements.

New York Stock Exchange
As the world's leading and most liquid equities exchange group, NYSE Euronext powers the exchanging world and is comprised of equities and derivatives exchanges across the United States and Europe which trade cash equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.

The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASCAQ) is a computerized data system to provide brokers with price quotations for securities traded over the counter.

FINRA is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States and is in charge of protecting investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.

American Finance Association
The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

Financial Management Association International
The Financial Management Association International (FMA) is the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making.

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
NAPFA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of fee-only comprehensive financial planning and provides access to financial advisors who meet the highest standards for professional competency, comprehensive financial planning and fee-only compensation.

Financial Planning Association of Northern New England
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is the largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the U.S. and helps connect consumers to competent and ethical planners.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
The association’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, provide programming to enhance members’ business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

Government Finance Officers Association
The GFOA enhances and promotes the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.

American Institute of CPAs
The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs, provides educational guidance materials to its members, develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.

Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

Institute of Management Accountants
IMA is the worldwide association for Accountants and Financial Professionals, with a mission of providing a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

NH Society of Certified Public Accountants
This statewide association of CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education advocates policies that serve its members and enhance a professional environment.

NH Society of Accountants
NHSA provides educational and networking opportunities to individuals working in the fields of accounting, auditing, tax preparation, bookkeeping, financial planning and other related disciplines.

NH Institute of Management Accountants
The NH chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants provides members with personal and professional development opportunities through education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills.

New Hampshire Bankers Association
This nonprofit trade association represents and serves all NH banking institutions, with the purpose of promoting the general welfare, usefulness, and public perception of banks and banking institutions to the betterment of the state, its economy and its citizens.

New Hampshire Credit Union League
The organization provides legislative updates, professional development resources, and business solutions to its member credit unions in NH.

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