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Graduates of the Accounting program will be prepared for the demands of the accounting profession, including public accounting and auditing, managerial and cost accounting, taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting.
With the knowledge students gain from their accounting studies, ODU graduates will be able to:
  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) relating to financial statement preparation and disclosure.
  • Analyze financial statements using cost accounting methods and decision-making strategies.
  • Understand the business, legal and regulatory environment.
  • Research appropriate standards, pronouncements, laws and other authority related to all accounting fields.
  • Recommend ethical courses of action related to business decisions and issues.

Career opportunities with a degree in accounting include:

Public Accounting
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Management Advisory Services 
Corporate Accounting
  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Comptroller/Controller
Government Accounting
  • IRS Agent
  • State Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Municipal/Government Accountant
Nonprofit Accounting
  • University Accountant
  • Charitable Organization Accountant
  • Hospital Accountant