Accounting Technology Programs in Wisconsin

Educational Information:

Working in the accounting field requires a strong attention to detail, a love of numbers and excellent organizational skills. If you are someone who is capable of handling multiple tasks at once, getting your accounting technology degree might be perfect for you.

Licensing Information:

To get a license in Wisconsin, you need to adhere to the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of 150 hours at an accredited institution
  • Possess a bachelor degree with an accounting major or its equivalent of an accounting concentration including 24 hours in accounting classes and 24 hours in business classes
  • Possess a graduate degree with an accounting concentration of have the accounting subjects covered with 24 hours of undergraduate courses or 15 hours of graduate courses or a combination that is equivalent
  • Successfully pass the CPA exam
  • Achieve a minimum of one year of experience in the accounting field
  • Successfully pass the online ethics exam

Licenses are renewed every other year in the odd-numbered years. A CPA has to fulfill the CPE credit hour requirements for an association membership or employer.

Employment Information:

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $74,480 in Wisconsin. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 5.8%, which is greater than the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 2,600 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.

The economy is driven by agriculture, health care, and manufacturing. It is the headquarters of various large organizations such as Johnson Controls, Inc., Kohl’s, the Kohler Company, and Harley-Davidson. All of these businesses offer the potential opportunity to work as auditors, cost accountants, management accountants, and controllers.

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.