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Accounting

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There’s a place for an accountant in every business, in every industry; public accounting, government, private industries. Even privately owned, small family businesses need accounting.
Carla Spalding Baker Accounting Program

As an Accountant, you provide financial information through the preparation, analysis, and verification of financial documents.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn both the practical applications and the theoretical aspects of accounting.
  • Develop the problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and leadership skills necessary to compete in a dynamic global marketplace.
  • Gain an understanding of the social, ethical, economic, legal, and regulatory environment in which businesses operate.
  • Be prepared for a professional career in public, managerial, or governmental accounting, and/or advanced study within the discipline.

When you complete this degree, you are eligible to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Michigan. While this program satisfies the requirements to sit for the examination, those pursuing a CPA licensure are required to have obtained 225 quarter hours of credit prior to applying for their CPA license. You may contact the Michigan State Board of Accountancy Licensing Bureau for further information.

If you want to sit for the examination in other states, check with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (http://www.nasba.org), which serves as a forum for the 54 U.S. boards of accountancy, for the state in which you intend to practice.

Accreditation/Approval/Certification Status

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The Accounting Program is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

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Career Facts

  • The average annual salary for Accountants is about $54,500.
  • Salaries increase to an average of $57,000 for tax preparation accountants, and an average of $47,200 for accountants working for state government.
  • Employment opportunities for Accountants are expected to grow 18 percent by 2016, which is faster than average.
  • Faster-than-average growth of Accountant and Auditor jobs will result from an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances.
  • There will be growing demand for forensic accountants due to an increased focus on investigating financial crimes.
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