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Accounting Careers

Students in accounting are preparing to enter careers which will lead them into public accounting, private accounting, or governmental organizations.  

In Public Accounting (CPA firm), students can specialize in: Auditing, Taxation, Management Consulting Services, Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Financial Planning, and Business Valuation. 

Private Accounting (working in business, industry, or non-profit organizations) gives students careers opportunities in: General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Taxation, Internal Auditing, Computer Systems Analyst, Security Analyst, and more. 

Local, state, and Federal governments need accountants in many different agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, General Accounting Office, Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, and many others.  

To learn more, visit AICPA or Careers in Accounting.

Rewarding Career Opportunities

Students in accounting are preparing to enter careers that will lead them into public accounting, private accounting, or governmental organizations.

In Public Accounting (CPA firm), students can specialize in:

  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Management Consulting Services
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Litigation Support
  • Financial Planning
  • Business Valuation

Private Accounting (working in business, industry, or non-profit organizations) gives students career opportunities in:

  • General Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Internal Auditing
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Security Analyst

Local, State, and Federal governments need accountants in many different agencies:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • General Accounting Office
  • Kentucky Revenue Cabinet
  • Many others

To learn more, visit AICPA or Careers in Accounting.

From the smallest start-ups to large corporations, everyone who keeps financial records or pays taxes requires the skills of a CPA. The CPA credential means high ethical standards and valuable skills. Employers are willing to pay for those qualities.

Employer

Jr. Level (0-3 yrs.) 

Sr. Level (4-6 yrs.)

Public Accounting (large firm)

$51,500-$74,250 

$71,000-$92,250

Public Accounting (medium firm)

$42,250-$66,750 

$64,250-$84,500

Public Accounting (small firm)

$42,500-$60,500

$57,000-$74,000

Corporate Accounting (large company)

$41,750-$68,500

$67,000-$86,500

Corporate Accounting (medium company)

$40,000-$63,250

$60.250-$79,500

Corporate Accounting (small company)

$37,000-$56.750   

$52,750-$68,500


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