B.S. in ACCOUNTING
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of up to 20% in accounting
job openings through 2010. Accountants provide financial information for evaluating
the present and planned activities of companies and organizations. Accounting
is an excellent background if you are planning a career in business, as it
offers career opportunities in a wide variety of positions. Every company,
regardless of its size or structure, has an accounting function and employs
the services of certified public accountants, auditors, tax advisors, financial
managers, and consultants.
Accountants evaluate past performances of companies and make recommendations
for improved performance. It’s the accountant’s responsibility
to devise effective cost-cutting strategies aimed at improving an organization's
overall performance, and they are essential to the effective operations of
both business and not-for-profit organizations.
The Department of Accounting, Taxation and Law at Long Island University’s
Brooklyn Campus offers two degrees leading to many types of careers in banking,
public accounting, consulting and government, as well as providing preparation
for entry into law school and MBA programs. Students learn essential skills
in financial and managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing. Our curriculum
provides a systems approach to develop students who are technically competent,
alert to ethical issues, and able to adapt to changes in technology, regulation,
and globalization. LIU-Brooklyn offers a BS degree in accounting as well as
a combined B.S./M.S. degree that will satisfy the requirement of five years
of accounting education, which is required by most states to become a CPA.
Student clubs for Accounting majors include the Accounting Society, who regularly
sponsors professional events and host lectures from guest speakers in the accounting
profession. The National Association of Black Accountants offers students experience
by participating in mentorship and apprenticeship programs. LIU Accounting
students also help low-income, disabled and non-English-speaking individuals
in the community with their yearly tax preparation through the Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance program.
Recent graduates are currently employed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bank of
New York, Ernst and Young, and other successful businesses.
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