Accounting Technology Programs in Missouri

Educational Information:

To work in the accounting technology field, you need to be detail oriented, ethical, organized and have a strong passion for numbers. Upon completing the accounting technology degree, students will be provided with the training to work in the financial and business industries.

Licensing Information:

To get a license in Missouri, you need to meet the basic requirements:

  • Meet all of the educational requirements of a minimum bachelor degree with 150 hours completed
  • Provide required transcripts for review when taking the exam
  • Pass the CPA exam
  • Pass the ethics exam
  • Fulfill the required experience requirement by having a year of full-time working experience in the accounting industry
  • Submit payments for all of the necessary and associated fees for getting a license

Employment Information:

All of the industries in Missouri require accounting, especially the larger financial district of textiles, St. Louis Agriculture and various other strongholds all require some degree of accounting for being a productive and continuing business operation. Local and state governments are always going to need an accounting professional. Jobs for accounting professionals are generally pretty steady across the state, but location can play a role in influencing occupational opportunities and starting salaries.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $71,130 in Missouri. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 4.9%, which is slightly higher than the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 2,870 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.

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