Accounting is a study of the concepts and techniques used in reporting on matters related to an entity's financial status and performance. Because entities compete for economic resources, accounting information is essential to managers for planning and controlling activities. Information generated by the accounting process is relevant for business decision-making. The OSU College of Business is one of 160 schools to have achieved accreditation for its accounting program by the AACSB International.

Degree: BA/BS in Accountancy (prior to 2016), Certificate in Accountancy
Accountancy Faculty

PDF handout for Accountancy

Potential career options in Accountancy:

Use the career exploration resources to learn about the potential career options above.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)

Accounting Clerk
Accounting Manager
Accounts Payable
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst

Certified Public Accountant
Chief Accounting Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation and Benefits Manager
Compliance Auditor
Credit Analyst
Financial Advisor
Financial Analyst
Forensic Accountant
Gift Assurance Officer
Insurance Underwriter
Loan Officer
Payroll Manager
Revenue Cycle Administrator
Risk Management Specialist
Staff Accountant
Tax Examiner
Tax Preparer

Where are OSU Accountancy alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Accountant, Oregon Health and Science University
Media Finance Manager, Amazon
Senior Production Planner, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Senior Auditor, University of Michigan
Finance Director, Adidas
Internal Audit Manager, Allstate
Solution Manager, Microsoft
Bend District Office Manager, Oregon Department of Revenue
CPA, Kernutt Stokes LLP
Principal Broker, Pacific Properties
Assistant Controller, Tetherow Golf Club
Tax Manager, Timber Products Company
Analyst, Symantec
Payroll, UPS

Where have OSU students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

SGA Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

 Job Search:

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in accounting. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School:

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Accounting.

Professional Associations:

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

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