Accounting

Even with the recent economic conditions, most accounting firms are still hiring and there is a high demand for accountants in general. A job as an accountant can be very enjoyable with high job satisfaction and high salaries. Depending upon your career goals, choose the traditional accounting major or add a concentration in public accounting. The public accounting concentration academically prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, although a total of 150 hours of post-secondary coursework is also required for eligibility. Students will work with an academic advisor to make sure their plan of study matches their career objectives.

Accounting is a popular major because it is the backbone of all businesses and students readily understand the need for the study of accounting. After successful completion of the program, students will:

  • Possess the abilities required by entry-level accountants
  • Be able to clearly communicate accounting problems and solutions
  • Be exposed to computer applications as they relate to the accounting functions.

An accounting degree prepares you for a variety of high-demand careers in both the public and private sectors of the economy in accounting-related fields including governmental, financial, auditing, cost, tax, and systems. The study of accounting can also lead to professional designations such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA),Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

For more information on becoming a major in Accounting or to visit about the programs, contact one of the following individuals:

  • Mr. Cole Engel at cjengel2@fhsu.edu  or (785) 628-5325 for information on the Public Accounting Concentration.
  • Mrs. Jessica Heronemus at jaheronemus@fhsu.edu or (785) 628-5237 for information on the non-concentration Accounting Major.
 
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