Accountants develop and interpret financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders. To perform their functions, accountants must work with both numerical information and concepts, and they must be able to function effectively as individuals and in teams. Accountants work with people in their own specialized departments, and with users of financial information throughout their organization. Because of this close association with other parts of the organization, the accountant is in a unique position to develop a broad business perspective.
Smeal Accounting majors are heavily recruited for a wide range of job opportunities upon graduation. Penn State is a national recruiting school for major organizations and the Big Four accounting firms—Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Potential employers for accountants include:
The Baccalaureate degree in Accounting prepares you for these professional examinations: