Accounting Schools in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Accounting Schools
Licensing Board
2601 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-783-1404
Fax: 717-705-5540
Email: st-accountancy@state.pa.us

Accounting programs provide students with the necessary education to practice accounting and perform a number of functions related to business. The curriculum contains classes on:

  • accounting principles and theories
  • managerial accounting
  • financial accounting
  • cost accounting
  • tax accounting
  • budget control
  • auditing
  • legal accounting
  • statement analysis
  • reporting procedures
  • business information systems
  • consulting and planning
  • ethics and professional standards
  • accounting research methods
  • the applications that pertain to public, nonprofit and profit organizations

You can expect to complete classes in a number of different disciplines along the way to garnering your degree. Some of the common classes include accounting, business law, economics, theory, written communication, oral communication and much more. Those entering into the field of accounting should have a strong attention to detail, a passion for numbers and a dedication to accuracy in everything they do. Expect to spend at least two years earning your degree, but you can work all the way up to your graduate degree in accounting and eventually CPA certification. The possibilities are endless with what you can do with a degree in accounting.

Employment Outlook: 

Upon graduating with your degree, you will have a number of different opportunities from which you can choose to work. Job opportunities rang from some of the following:

  • Auditors – These individuals are the ones responsible for going through the books of the company and ensuring they are in compliance with what their records say. If there are any discrepancies, they will work to locate the source and get the information corrected.
  • Business Teachers – For those who choose to work in the education field, you can expect to earn upwards of $77,000 annually. Based on information from the BLS, you will be able to work your way up through the levels, depending upon what level of degree you have. If you want to teach others all about the accounting profession, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to share your love of the subject with others.
  • Credit Analysts – According to the BLS, those who work in this field will earn upwards of $64,500 per year. They will be the ones who will go through the credit accounts of the business to determine where they can improve upon their current situation. It is up to them to make the necessary recommendations based upon the situation of the business.
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