Accounting Technology Programs in Virginia

Educational Information:

Accounting professionals need to be detail oriented and thorough in everything that they do for the company they work for. Going through the accounting technology program will provide you with a world of information about how to complete your job and be successful in the world of accounting.

Licensing Information:

To get an accounting license in Virginia, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Completion of 120 hours with 24 of those hours in accounting and another 24 hours in business
  • Pass the CPA examination
  • Completion of 150 hours and a bachelor degree with an accounting concentration
  • Completion of the AICPA ethics course with a minimum passing score of 90
  • One-year of full-time employment in an accounting, tax, financial or other position as deemed relevant by the VBOA, to providing various services to the general public using the title of CPA or to an employer that uses that title

Employment Information:

Virginia tends to have the lowest unemployment rate throughout the entire country. It is widely known as the top state for businesses. Kearney and Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers are two of the largest CPA firms in the state. They offer graduates the opportunity to work in a position where they can use their skills. State, local and federal government opportunities are available to those who have their degree and licensing, as well as positions within regional firms and small partnerships.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $87,380 in Virginia. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 7.3%, which is much greater than the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 4,730 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.