Accounting Schools in South Dakota

South Dakota Accounting Schools
Licensing Board
301 East 14th Street - Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-367-5770
Fax: 605-367-5773

Accounting programs in South Dakota prepares young students about what the field of accounting is like, both as a field of study and career.

Accountancy programs usually provide students with 150 credits of accounting credits. This prepares students for a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Some colleges in South Dakota offer a bachelors degree in accounting as well as a masters level accounting degree. Each degree program will get you ready for your end goal of being successful in the accounting field.

Employment Outlook: 

Accountants, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), review the financial statements of individuals or businesses and help complete the taxes the individual or business may owe to the government. Many accountants may work for private companies that exclusively handle the financial information of separate businesses and individuals. Other accountants may work directly for businesses within those businesses accounting or finance departments. Governments also employ accountants, from the local government level to the national government. The BLS states that job growth for accountants should be about as fast as average for other careers. The BLS calculates that there will be a 16% growth in accountants hired between 2010 and 2020. This growth is to meet the new demands of financial regulations over that decade. CPA employment should be very good since CPAs are very specialized and highly trained accountants. Accountants that report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for their clients must be CPAs.

The BLS reports that the annual median salary of accountants calculated to over $71,000 across the country. The lowest 10% of earners had an average salary of $38,940, while the highest 10% of earners had an average salary of $106,880. In May 2012, the BLS reported that there are 3,890 accountants and auditors that work in South Dakota. The average annual wage for South Dakota accountants calculated to $57,540.

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