“Accountants work with people. They are analysts, planners and problem solvers. The world of business affairs is their province. It is their role to comprehend it, analyze it, systemize it and portray it.” – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

A concentration in accounting prepares the graduate for entry into one of the fastest-growing and most critical areas of management. In today’s complex, ever-changing business environment, accounting requires people with sound technical knowledge, critical thinking, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Accounting is a discipline that can open the doors to many opportunities. Accountants work in a variety of positions and hold such titles as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Managing Partner, Tax Partner and even FBI Agent.

Department Website

Accounting Concentration

Job Titles


Accounting Analyst Forensic Litigation Consulting Associate
Accounting Associate IT Audit Analyst
Actuary Managing Partner
Assistant National Bank Examiner Math Teacher
Associate Internal Auditor Personal Financial Advisor
Audit Associate  Quality Manager
Business Analyst Real Estate Appraiser
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Revenue Agent
Cost Estimator Staff Accountant
Credit Analyst Staff Auditor
Economist Tax Analyst/Accountant
FBI Agent Tax Examiner
Fixed Income Research Associate Tax Examiner


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.


Deloitte LLP KPMG Consulting LP
Ernst & Young PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Johnson & Johnson  GE


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this concentration.

Banking  Government
Brokerage  Private Equity
Corporate Management  Real Estate
Financial Services  Public Accounting


These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Accounting Intern

Contract Accounting Intern

Corporate Accounting Intern

Internal Audit Intern

Management Accounting Intern

Tax Intern


Use NUcareers,,, or other internship sites to search for openings. 


For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities

For additional student organizations click here.  

For additional student involvement opportunities click here

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.


LinkedIn Groups

Twitter Handles

  • @AAjobs – Accounting Age Jobs
  • @AccountantsCHI –  Accounting Jobs
  • @AccountantsSEA – Accounting Jobs
  • @GetAccountants –  Get Accountant Jobs



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