Accounting Technology Programs in Kentucky

Educational Information:

Students will partake in classes such as financial accounting, economic, law, society, communication, English and the humanities and many more. By gaining a solid education in accounting technology and its components, students will be prepared to work in any number of different government, retail, hospital and tourism centers.

Licensing Information:

Becoming a licensed CPA in Kentucky involves a few key requirements, such as:

  • Obtaining a bachelor degree of higher from an accredited institution with at least 150 hours of undergraduate coursework completed
  • Satisfaction of the experience requirement for Kentucky
  • Provide all transcripts at the time of the exam
  • Successfully pass the four-part exam
  • Be of sound moral character and at least 18 years old
  • To remain active in the state, a CPA will need to renew their license every two years and complete 80 hours of professional education including ethics training. Renewal fees are charged biennially.

Employment Information:

Every business and industry will some level of accountancy to maintain the functions of the business. Alcohol and tobacco distribution and manufacturing are two of the main industries in Kentucky. These businesses often have in-house accountants or a large accounting firm to handle all of their reporting and business operations. The Kentucky Society of CPA’s keeps the state practitioners up-to-date on the new guidelines, events and job listings within the state.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $70,710 in Kentucky. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 9.8%, which is more than twice the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 1,320 annual job openings in this field are expected during this ten-year period leading to 2028 due to a combination of new job growth, retirements, and natural job turnover.

May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and job market trends for accountants and auditors represent state data, not school-specific information. 

Job growth projections for 2018-2028 sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored O*Net database. Figures represent state data, not school-specific information.

Conditions in your area may vary. Data Accessed May 2021.