Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center

Accounting

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Accounting provides challenges and unlimited opportunities if you desire a successful and rewarding position in business, government, industry or public accounting. Graduates typically either seek employment upon completion of their degree or choose to continue their education with graduate studies. The majority of accounting majors obtain their CPA certification within 5 years of graduation.

Resources

What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Staff Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Assurance Associate
  • Fund Accountant
  • Financial Analyst/Planner/Advisor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Cost Accountant
  • FBI Special Agent
  • IRS Investigator
  • Securities Broker
  • Business Consultant
  • Tax Advisor

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • Legg Mason
  • PwC LLP
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • RSM McGladrey, Inc
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Security Agency
  • Constellation Energy
  • Under Armour
  • Reznick Group
  • Clifton Gunderson LLP
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • SC&H Group LLC
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources

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