Linking Majors to Careers Accountants design, maintain and audit the financial records of businesses, government agencies, and institutions. They aid management in financial planning and ensure the accuracy of all financial statements. Four major areas where accountants are typically employed are public, management, government accounting and internal auditing.
Public accountants have their CPA and work for accounting firms or have their own business. Management accountants collect and analyze information and prepare reports to help managers plan, coordinate, control operations, and make decisions. Government accountants and auditors maintain and examine the records of government agencies and audit private businesses and individuals' taxes to ensure they meet government regulations.
The major in accounting at Regis is designed for students preparing to take the CPA examination after graduation. SKILLS: The person who majors in Accounting at Regis University has the opportunity to learn a variety of essential skills , such as: ª advising ª answering questions succinctly ª applying formulas ª explaining ª writing ª attention to detail ª analyzing ª preparing reports ª analyzing numerical data ª evaluating ª calculating ª computer skills ª computing SOME TIPS ON GETTING A JOB THAT UTILIZES YOUR ACCOUNTING SKILLS: 1. Have an internship in accounting.
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work in helping with taxes. 3.<br><br> Participate in the Alumni Mentoring Program (Career Services) to explore opportunities in this field. RELATED JOBS: Listed below are some career fields someone with an emphasis in Accounting may enter: accountant wage & hour administrator financial manager auditor actuary internal auditor credit analyst cost accountant tax accountant payroll manager financial investment analyst systems accountant property accountant field auditor entrepreneur/businessperson general accountant business credit/loan administrator consumer credit manager bank examiner financial analyst tax auditor IRS investigator You might also consider: purchasing agent/buyer production manager claims adjuster/examiner underwriter inventory control specialist collection agent financial investment analyst contract administrator financial aid counselor ACCOUNTING Career Services c Your Connection to the Future d http://www.regis.edu/careerservices WEB SITES RELATED TO ACCOUNTING: " Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation www.acatcredentials.org " American Accounting Association www.aaa-edu.org " American Institute of Certified Public Accountants www.aicpa.org " American Society of Women Accountants www.aswa.org " Association of Government Accountants www.agacgfm.org " Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants www.cocpa.org " National Association of State Boards of Accountancy www.nasba.org " National Society of Accountants www.nsacct.org " National Society of Black Accountants www.nabainc.org " National Society of Tax Professionals www.natptax.com " Society of Actuaries www.soa.org " Accounting Jobs www.accountingjobs.com " Accounting www.accounting.net " Career Bank www.careerbank.com " Careers in the Field of Accounting www.careers in accounting.com " CPA Jobs www.cpajobs.com " Financial Jobs www.efinancialjobs.com " Financial Job Network www.fjn.com " Financial Jobs www.financial-jobs.com " Jobs in the Money www.jobsinthemoney.com " Largest Denver-Area Accounting Firms www.denver.bizjournal.com " Stat-USA/Internet www.stat-usa.gov " Institute of Management Accountants www.imanet.org CAREER RESOURCES IN: " CAREER SERVICES LIBRARY (CS) " DAYTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (DM) " ON THE INTERNET Career and Occupational Information Occupational Outlook Handbook (CS, DM, and http://www.bls.gov/oco ) ONET http://online.onetcenter.org Adams Jobs Almanac (CS, DM) Dictionary of Occupational Titles (CS, DM) Great Careers for... series (CS) Careers for ...<br><br> series (CS) Careers in ... series (DM) Encyclopedia of Career and Vocational Guidance (DM) Liberal Arts Career News (CS) Professional Organizations National Directory of Non-Profit Organizations (DM) Denver Meets (DM) Encyclopedia of Associations (link on DM online catalog) Internet Public Library listing at: http://www.ipl.org/div/aon Employer Directories Reference USA (link on DM online catalog) Denver Business Journal Top 25 Book of Lists (CS, DM) Colorado Business Directory (DM and available via link on DM online catalog) Directory of Colorado Manufacturers (DM) Rocky Mountain High Tech. Directory (DM) Almanac of American Employers (DM) Job Banks for US cities (CS, DM) Standard & Poor 9s Register of Corp.<br><br> Directory (link on DM online catalog) Thomas Register of American Manufacturers http://www.thomasregister.com Directory of Colorado Non-Profits (DM and http://www.coloradonoprofits.org Employment Outlook Occupational Outlook Quarterly (CS, DM) Job Rated Almanac (DM) CAM report (CS) Employment Outlook for Colorado (DM) Internships Internships are placements with employers that give Regis students with a GPA of 2.5 or better the opportunity to combine coursework with real-life experience while earning academic credit. Internships enhance academic knowledge, personal development and professional preparation. In addition, a successful internship can give students an edge when hiring decisions are made because employers seek applicants with practical experience in their field.<br><br> Students interested in an internship need to register with the Academic Internship Program for help with determining a site placement, learning objectives and academic criteria. Graduate School Information Real Guide to Grad School (CS, DM) Peterson 9s Graduate and Professional Programs (CS, DM and http://www.petersons.com Gorman Report (CS) Graduate School Admissions Advisor (CS) Getting what you came for (CS) Educational Rankings Annual (DM) College Blue Book (DM) Directory of Post-Secondary Institutions (DM) Salary Information Colorado Occupational Wages (http://www.coworkforce.com/lmi/wages/wages.asp) Compensation & Working Conditions (DM) NACE Salary Survey (CS) Salary.com - http://Salary.com Alumni Career Network One of the best resources for career information is people who work in the field you are considering. Contact information for Regis Alumni who have agreed to talk with students investigating career fields is available on the Alumni Career Network, a program located under cAlumni d at http://www.ecampusrecruiter.com/regis World Wide Web Sites Regis Career Services: http://www.regis.edu/careerservices Dayton Memorial Library article and research database: http://www.regis.edu/libdatabase.asp?sctn=lib&p1=empty JobWeb (NACE): http://www.jobweb.org Career Magazine: http://www.careermag.com America 9s Job Bank: http://www.ajb.dni.us<br><br>