Accounting Schools in Montana

Montana Accounting Schools

Montana Board of Public Accountants

301 S Park
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: 406-841-2383
Fax: 406-841-2309

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of States Boards of Accountancy and other professional groups determine the accepted procedures for recording, analyzing and auditing the records. The accounting curriculum incorporates these procedures so that those who are training for the accounting profession will meet the same general requirements. An accounting curriculum is designed by the state, accrediting associations and professional organizations, all accredited institutions offer courses that are very similar.

As with all professions, practitioners must pass an examination to be certified. Accountants must pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Although the examination is uniform throughout the United States, various states have other requirements that candidates must meet. The requirements for becoming a CPA in Montana may be found here. Certified Public Accountants may also represent clients before the IRS. Additional certifications for accountants are Certified Financial Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

Accountants may specialize in auditing, governmental accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting and other specialized types of accounting. Learn more about each career path and descriptions of accounting specializations.

Total Accounting Schools: 13
Total Accounting Students: 5,532
Average Tuition: $8,615
Average Scholarship Package: $4,440
Average Grant Amount: $6,711
Average Classroom Size: 14 Students
Online Accounting Programs: 9
Average Online Tuition: $6,422
Online Undergraduate Programs: 9
Online Graduate Programs: 4
Top Accounting Schools:Montana State University
Carroll College
The University of Montana
Largest Accounting School:Montana State University
• 2,705 Students Currently Attending
Cheapest Accounting School:Fort Peck Community College
• $2,250 Annual Tuition Charges
School With Largest Financial Aid Packages:Carroll College
• $12,593 Average Financial Aid Award

Employment Outlook:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of 16 percent between 2010 and 2020. The median salary for accountants in 2010 was $61,690. Accountants work in every business and government area to record, analyze and audit the transactions of the business or government entity. The curriculum for accountants is established by accrediting associations and professional organizations. Any accredited school in Montana prepares students for accounting careers.