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The Accounting program at Cleveland State University prepares students for careers in business, government and public accounting. It also offers a background in business law, information systems and tax to qualify the student for a leadership position in business. The Nance Accounting Program is one of only 165 accounting programs worldwide that holds accounting accreditation from AACSB International, the hallmark of management education.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Students in the Accounting program can specialize in one of four areas by concentrating their electives in their area of interest:
  • Public Accounting - working for a public accounting firm as a professional auditor or tax accountant.
  • Governmental or Institutional Accounting - working for a governmental unit or not-for-profit organization as a professional accountant.
  • Management Accounting - working for a profit-seeking business as a professional accountant.
  • Internal Auditing - working for a profit-seeking business as a professional auditor.
  • For more information, visit CSU's Accounting Department's website

RELATED CAREER TITLES


Accountant, Public Practice
Credit and Collection
Management Accountant
Actuary
EDP Auditor
Managerial Accountant
Administrative Services Mgr
Entrepreneur
Methods/Procedures Specialist
Administrator
Estate Planner
Payroll Manager
Assistant Controller
External Auditor
Personal Financial Planner
Auditor
FBI Agent
Plant Accountant
Bank Examiner
Financial Aid Director
Production Manager
Benefits/Compensation
Financial Analyst
Professor
Bookkeeper
Financial Investment Analyst
Property Accountant
Budgetary Control Analyst
Fund Raiser
Public Accountant
Business Teacher
General Auditor
Sales Manager
Certified Public Accountant
Governmental Accountant
Securities Broker
Chief Cost Accountant
Industrial Accountant
Stockbroker
Chief Financial Officer
Industrial Buyer 
Student Affairs Manager
CIA Agent
Industrial Transportation
Systems Accountant
Claim Adjuster/Examiner
Industrial/Institutional Buyer
Systems Analyst
Claims Adjuster
Insurance Agent/Broker
Tax Accountant
Collection Agent
Internal Auditor
Tax Compliance Specialist
Commercial Banker
International Trade
Tax Lawyer
Commodities Trader
International Trade Specialist
Tax Specialist
Computer Programmer
Inventory Control Specialist
Tax Supervisor/Auditor
Consumer Credit Officer
IRM Consultant
Television/Film Producer
Contract Administrator
IRS Investigator
Treasurer
Controller
Lawyer - Audit Manager
Treasury Management
Cost Accountant
Loan Administrator
Trust Accountant
Cost Dept. Supervisor
Loan/Consumer Credit
Underwriter

RELATED MAJOR SKILLS


Adapt well to frequent change 
Oral and written communication 
Analyze and interpret data 
Organized 
Computer literacy 
Problem solver 
Critical thinking 
Systemizing skills 
Efficient 
Team work 
Logical thinking 
Work independently 
Numerical computation 
 

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