What do Accountancy majors do?
2012 Median Salary:
61.5% of accountancy students
pursue a master's degree,
primarily the Master of
Accounting Science (MAS).
2012 TOP HIRING EMPLOYERS
Ernst & Young
OTHER HIRING EMPLOYERS
BMO Capital Markets
Accountants prepare, develop, analyze, evaluate, and verify financial documents. They disseminate information that their clients need to ensure that their businesses are run efficiently and that they comply with the terms of their contracts. The typical view of the accountant as the "bean counter" has changed and accounting has become more consulting-oriented.
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Audit – Examine company financial statements and report procedures to provide protection for creditors and stock holders.
Tax – Prepare a company’s year end tax statements, advise on mergers and acquisitions, and assist clients in complying with tax laws.
- 63% of 2012 Accountancy undergraduates started their careers in Public Accounting
- $55,452 mean salary
Coordinate the processing, recording, and reporting of financial and production information for the company. Additionally, develop, implement, and evaluate accounting systems by analyzing financial performance to make recommendations to management.
- 15% of 2012 Accountancy undergraduates started their careers in Private/Corporate Accounting
- $51,750 mean salary
Perform database analysis, financial modeling, general business analysis, research, and generate reports for the client or project team. In addition, consultants are actively involved in the application and transfer of specific skills and knowledge to the client.
- 19% of 2012 Accountancy graduates started their careers in Consulting
- $55,600 mean salary