Accountants Have a Wide Range of Career Options

Posted Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 by Allen B. Ury

AccountantPeople with a degree in accounting have many options when it comes to choosing a career. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you can apply for positions in bookkeeping, payroll or accounts receivable. With some experience under your belt, you might want to study to become a certified public accountant (CPA), which can open yet another range of career options.

But even with just your bachelor’s degree in accounting, you may be able to qualify for entry-level jobs in a number of related fields, including:

Cost Estimator — This is someone who estimates costs for product manufacturing, construction projects or services to help management when setting prices or making bids.

Auditor — A person who studies accounting records to determine how well a particular company or enterprise is doing financially.

Budget Analyst — Someone who specializes in examining budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.

Credit Analyst — This is someone who looks at the financial history of a person or business to determine the level of risk when issuing a loan.

Tax Examiner, Collector or Revenue Agent — Generally an employee of a government entity (local, state or federal) who determines how much a citizen or business owes in taxes and then goes about collecting these sums for the public coffers.

Tax Preparer — A specialist who helps individuals, couples or businesses prepare and submit their quarterly or annual tax returns.

Billing, Cost and Rate Clerk — This is someone who computes charges and fees for goods and services, and then prepares invoices to submit to customers or clients.

Accounting Clerk — Generally the employee of a financial institution who prepares account statements and answers questions about them for the institution’s customers/clients.

This is not a complete list. Accounting skills are needed at nearly every level in virtually every industry. Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting can open many doors even in the toughest of economies, giving you options available to few other specialists.*

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at Everest University

If you live in Florida, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in accounting at the campuses of Everest University. Designed to be completed in four years, Everest’s bachelor’s degree in Accounting program is designed to help provide you with all the basic knowledge, skills and experience you need to qualify for an entry-level position in this field.

Courses include:

  • Principles of Accounting (I & II)
  • Introductory Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Introduction to Corporate Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting (I, II & III)
  • Cost Accounting (I & II)
  • Federal Taxation (I & II)
  • Tax Accounting
  • Statistics

Small Classes Ensure Personal Attention

As Everest University’s tradition, classes are small so there’s an opportunity for individual teacher-student interaction. Many instructors are working professionals in the accounting field, so you can be sure you get a practical education as well as an academic one.

The personal attention continues even after graduation with Everest’s Career Services team, which is available to help you prepare a winning resume, rehearse effective interviewing techniques and — perhaps most important of all — identify and reach out to employers in your area to help you get started.

Choose Your Florida Campus

Everest’s bachelor’s degree in Accounting program is available at the following Florida campuses:**

  • Brandon
  • Jacksonville
  • Lakeland
  • Largo
  • Melbourne
  • North Orlando
  • Pompano Beach
  • South Orlando
  • Tampa

For information on class times, schedules, costs, etc., please contact Everest University today!

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

* Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

** Programs and schedules vary by campus.

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