Careers and Outcomes
Supporting business development and growth
Accounting is one of the fastest growing business professions. With an understanding of financial information, you will be prepared for careers in public accounting firms, corporations, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations:
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Compliance Officer
- Data Analyst
- FBI/CIA Agent
- Financial Analyst
- Fraud and Forensic Investigator
- Information Systems Consultant
- Management accountant
- Tax Attorney, Consultant or Preparer
The undergraduate degree in accounting fulfills the education requirements for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Management Accountant’s (CMA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor’s (CIA), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Bank Examiner (CBA), Enrolled Agent (EA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) exams. Most professional accounting certifications require two years of professional experience after graduation.
As a business professional, certification demonstrates your mastery of various accounting skills, from financial planning to auditing. Continuing education opportunities offered through the certifying organizations will help further your professional development, increase your marketability and support advancement in your career.
To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with an accounting degree. You can view their recommendations by downloading the “What can I do with this major?” handout.