Accounting prepares students for careers in public accounting, industry, non-profit, and government organizations. As a result, demand for accounting graduates and starting salaries in accounting have consistently been among the highest for new college graduates.
The accounting degree opens the door to many professional possibilities including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), among others.
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.