Tax Accounting Programs in Oregon

Educational Information:

There are over 120 accounting programs in Oregon that have been accredited by the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accounting students will pursue a course of study that focuses on auditing processes, accounting procedures for management, accounting procedures for government entities, financial reporting requirements, accounting research methods, professional ethics in accounting and other types of courses.

Licensing Information:

The Board of Accountancy Licensing in Oregon requires that individuals in the practice of accounting have a CPA license. To qualify to take the Uniform CPA exam, applicants must have at least 150 semester hours that include, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree with qualifying coursework. One applicants have passed the CPA exam, they must complete at least 12 months of qualifying experience in accounting before applying for a CPA license in Oregon.

Employment Information:

As an accountant, one will be able to obtain at employment in government agencies, state tax collector agencies, compliance departments of private companies, accounting firms, tax filing firms, law firms and other types of entities. It is important for individuals to consider the many opportunities that are available outside of the traditional accounting path so that they can maximize their chances of employment upon graduation.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $76,670 in Oregon, while tax preparers here earned an average salary of $52,290. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 12.6%, and the number of tax preparer jobs is projected to increase by 11%.

About 1,510 annual job openings for accountants and 180 annual job openings for tax preparers 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 and tax preparers. Figures represent state data, not school specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed April 2021.

Job growth projections for accountants and auditors and tax preparers sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored O*Net database and based on state-specific information (2018-2028)