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CAREERS AS AN ACCOUNTANT

At Tech, you will be prepared for a variety of positions due to the versatility of an accounting background. Many of our graduates work in the field of public accounting or begin their careers in a wide variety of positions with companies in various industries. Experienced accountants command some of the highest salaries in business. Often, these individuals are an integral part of corporate management and may be company Presidents and Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, or Corporate Controllers. Others choose to work in accounting firms where they can offer assurance services, financial advising, tax planning, or a variety of consulting services to clients. Still other graduates have chosen to work in government positions with agencies like the state legislative auditor, Government Accounting Office, and the IRS. Some even work with the FBI.

Recently, some of our graduates have accepted positions with accounting firms such as KPMG; Heard, McElroy & Vestal; Cole, Evans & Peterson; Postlethwaite & Netterville; Deloitte; and Ernst & Young. Others have accepted offers from Exxon Mobil Corporation, Murphy Oil, International Paper, CenturyLink, Shell Oil Company, Deltic Timber, and many others.

For additional career information, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) maintains an excellent website:  http://www.aicpa.org/BECOMEACPA/Pages/BecomeaCPA.aspx. There is also valuable information at http://www.startheregoplaces.com that will give you a better understanding of the accounting world and answer many of your questions.

Links:
CenturyLink
Cole, Evans & Peterson
Deloitte
Deltic Timber
Ernst & Young
ExxonMobil Corporation
Heard, McElroy & Vestal
International Paper
KPMG
Murphy Oil
Postlethwaite & Netterville
PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Shell Oil

Contact Information:

Director                                            
Dr. Andrea Drake
318.257.2822                     
adrake@latech.edu