Accounting Technology Programs in South Carolina

Educational Information:

For those who embrace the accounting technology program, you will learn a world of information about taxation, tax preparation, auditing, accounting, bookkeeping and more. Professionals in the industry need a strong attention to detail, ethics, organizational skills and more to make sure the books are accurate for the business entity at hand.

Licensing Information:

To get your license in South Carolina, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of 150 hours with at least 36 credit hours in accounting and 24 hours need to be at or above the junior level
  • Successfully pass the CPA exam
  • Completion of the AICPA ethics course with a minimum score of 90
  • No history of felonious or dishonest acts
  • One year of accounting experience within the governmental, public or private sector or a minimum of five years experience teaching accounting within a university or college setting

Employment Information:

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $68,520 in South Carolina. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 12%, which is three times the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 1,920 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.

Two of the Big Four accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, have offices within the state. Many CPAs in South Carolina enjoy job opportunities with state government.

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.