Accounting Technology Programs in Minnesota

Educational Information:

Accounting technology students need to be ethical, detail oriented, organized and have a passion for numbers. These individuals are the ones who will find out whether the bottom line is in check or there are ways the company could be doing things to save money.

Licensing Information:

For an individual to gain their license in Minnesota, there are a few requirements that have to be met:

  • Payment of all necessary exam and licensing fees
  • Meet the educational requirements as set out by the CPA exam
  • Provide all required transcripts for verification when taking the exam
  • Pass the CPA exam
  • Meet all of the required experience requirements, which often means working in the accounting field for a year
  • Submit the necessary applications and forms, including an application through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy

Employment Information:

Minnesota’s financial services and major industries will always need accounting professionals. Even though there are no guarantees in finding a job, getting your accounting degree and license could provide you with the edge you need over others in the industry. Minnesota’s Society of CPA’s has an active section for occupations that allows you to see what might be available in the area.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $76,130 in Minnesota. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 6.5%, which is greater than the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 2,610 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.