Accounting Degree

Accounting Degree

The field of accounting is comprised of critical thinkers focused on the financial aspects of economic entities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 4 percent by 2029. Walsh University’s Accounting program prepares students for employment opportunities within public accounting, corporate accounting, government and non‑profit businesses.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Accounting:

  • Median Salary: $71,550
  • Number of Jobs (in US): 1,436,100

Experiential Learning & Internship Opportunities

Experiential "hands-on" learning is threaded throughout the Accounting curriculum. One example is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, through which Advanced Accounting students partner with United Way of Stark County to provide free tax preparation services to low and moderate income taxpayers. In addition, accounting majors will be required to complete an internship in the Accounting field. Learn more about our accounting internships and experiential learning opportunities.

Meet Monica '13
Chief Financial Officer, Clearsulting

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Career Opportunities

Career prospects for accountants range from working within public or governmental agencies to corporate or non-profit business to private firms. Walsh graduates have a high success rate of finding employment in their field upon graduation at top firms including Diebold, Smucker's, the Timken Company, Ernst & Young and more.

Some specific accounting career opportunities include:

• Public Accounting
• Auditing
• Tax Preparation and Planning
• Management Accounting
• Internal Auditing
• Management Consulting
• Financial Accounting and Reporting
• Treasury Management
• Information Systems
• Payroll Management
• Credit Management
• Forensic Accounting
• Government Accounting
• Non-Profit Accounting

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