Orlando Will Need 350 New Accountants in 2014

Posted Friday, Dec 20, 2013 by Allen B. Ury

younghispanicbusinessman.jpgThe Orlando metro area will need about 350 new accountants in 2014 to keep up with the area’s growing need for financial professionals, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO). The demand will continue at that level until at least the year 2020, the department predicts.[1]

In 2010, there were approximately 8,000 accountants and auditors employed in Florida’s Orange County, according to FDEO statistics. That number is projected to increase to about 9,430 by the end of the decade. That’s a total of 1,430 new accounting jobs, or an increase of 17.9 percent.

Where will all the new accountants come from? In Central Florida, accounting training is available at the South Orlando campus of Everest University. There, Everest offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in Accounting program specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of this area’s burgeoning economy.

Everest University Bachelor’s in Accounting Program

The Everest bachelor’s in Accounting program provides in-depth training in a wide range of topics vital to the 21st century accountant. As a student in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to study:

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Federal Taxation
  • Consolidating Accounting

Because Everest is first and foremost a career college, you will be able to focus on your accounting education with a minimum of general education requirements. Your classes will be small, so you can get the personal attention you may need. Much of your education will be based on real-world situations and case studies. Your instructors will be accounting industry professionals who know what will be required of you out in the real world. And when you graduate, you can look forward to further assistance from Everest’s Career Services team. These job-hunting professionals can help you with everything from resuming writing to setting up interviews with local employers.

About the South Orlando Campus

Everest University’s South Orlando campus is located at 9200 Southpark Center Loop just across the street from Sea World. The campus is reached easily from the Florida 528 Tollroad, the Florida Turnpike and South Orange Blossom Trail. The school offers one-year diploma, two-year associate degree and four-year bachelor’s degree programs to prepare students for careers in a wide range of fields, including business, accounting, criminal justice, computer information science, paralegal and numerous medical specialties.

For more information on Everest’s bachelor’s degree in Accounting program in South Orlando, contact Everest today.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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