Online Accounting Degree: BS Accounting - Careers

Accounting Careers and Outcomes

When you graduate with an online accounting degree, careers are available in a number of industries and areas. From public accounting and finance to helping nonprofit organizations maximize their effectiveness, there are accounting employment opportunities everywhere.

Some examples include:
  • Public Accounting - auditing, environmental accounting, forensic accounting, international accounting, personal financial planning, tax work
  • Corporate Accounting - budget analysis, cost accounting, financial reporting and management, internal auditing, tax planning
  • Government Agencies - auditing, budget analysis, financial reporting and management, research
  • Nonprofit Institutions - accounting, budgeting, financial planning, internal auditing, handling, recordkeeping

Accounting Employment Opportunities

Accounting is a high-growth occupation. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics finds employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020, which is about as fast as average for all occupations.

Visit our Career Development Center online to learn more about career opportunities in Accounting.

Detailed information about the Accounting Program

Resources for Online Accounting Degree Careers

Discover the latest news about careers in accounting and access helpful resources on a range of accounting topics at the following web links:

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

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.

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