Tax Accounting Programs in Wyoming

Educational Information:

Accounting programs provide students with knowledge of financial concepts, accounting procedures and the tax auditing process. There are several public and private universities that offer accounting programs in Wyoming, such as the University of Wyoming, University of Phoenix and Eastern Wyoming College. Students who pursue an accounting degree will take courses that discuss budget control, tax auditing, accounting principles and legal regulations in accounting.

Licensing Information:

Public accountants must receive a CPA license to be eligible to work in Wyoming. Receiving the CPA license entails successfully passing the CPA examination, earning 150 credit hour in an approved program, completing one year of work experience and also having Wyoming residency. Students are also required to have residency in the United States to earn a CPA license. The fee for taking the CPA exam in Wyoming is $743, and there is a $110 fee for an initial license application. Students must pass all four sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75 percent or higher.

Employment Information:

In Wyoming, accounting students can find employment opportunities in government offices, banks, companies, educational institutions and other entities that require financial reporting. Some of the alternative careers that accounting students can choose are as FBI investigators, teachers or healthcare managers. It is up to students to design their own career path, because there are numerous ways in which an accounting degree can be used.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $68,520 in Wyoming. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 10%, and the number of tax preparer jobs is projected to increase by 14%.

About 220 annual job openings for accountants and 10 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)