Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center


Overview of Major
Potential Job Titles  
Examples of Internships 
Possible Career Fields 
Possible Work Settings
Important Skills and Abilities
Sample Web Resources
Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Accounting Majors 
Where Recent Accounting Graduates Were Hired  

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.


Potential Job Titles

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

Examples of Internships

  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Deloitte & Touche 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

Possible Career Fields

Public Accounting

  • Auditing/Assurance
  • Tax
  • Forensic/Investigative
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Personal financial planning


  • Auditing
  • Financial reporting
  • Financial management
  • Research
  • Budget analysis


  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Consulting


Possible Work Settings

  • Public accounting firms
  • Sole practitioners
  • Federal agencies
  • Universities & colleges
  • Non-profit
  • Social service organizations
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Religious organizations
  • Labor unions
  • Managment consulting
  • Political parties
  • Public school system
  • Credit unions
  • Insurance

Important Skills and Abilities

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Active listening
  • Work well under pressure
  • Customer service
  • Deadline oriented
  • Assertiveness
  • Problem solving
  • Team player
  • Computer
  • Critical thinking

Sample Web Resources

Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Accounting Majors

  • MBA, Accounting
  • MBA, Management Information Systems
  • MS, Taxation
  • MBA, Healthcare Management
  • JD
  • MBA, Forensic Accounting
  • MBA, International Business

Where Recent Accounting Graduates Were Hired

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen.

Here's a snapshot of where our recent accounting majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


EY - Staff Auditor (2), Assurance Staff (3), Audit Associate, Assurance Associate (2), FSO Assurance, Audit Assurance Staff(2), Staff Auditor
BDO USA LLP - Audit Associate (Not For Profit)
CohnReznick - Assurance Associate
Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP - Staff Auditor
Crowe Horwath - Audit Associate
Deloitte LLP - Staff Auditor
Design & Integration, Inc. - Accounting Assistant
Financial Consulting Strategies - Staff Accountant
Grant Thornton LLP - Advisory Associate, Audit Associate(3)
HA&W - Staff Accountant
Hertzbach - Staff Accountant
KMPG LLP - Audit Associate (7), Federal Audit Associate, Advisory Associate, Tax Associate
Macquarie Capital - Associate, Document Management
McGladrey - Audit Associate (3), Assurance Associate, Assurance Staff
O'Connor Davies - Audit Staff
PwC LLP - Assurance Associate (6), Audit Associate (3), Tax Associate
SC&H Group - Staff Associate
State of Maryland - Office of Legislative Audits Staff Auditor


Graduate/Professional Schools

Loyola University Maryland - Accounting Certificate Program (3)
University of Baltimore - M.S., Taxation
University of Texas at Austin - Master in Professional Accounting (Taxation)
Villanova University - Master of Accountancy


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