UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Accounting Student

Accounting

Program Overview

Accountants are the financial gatekeepers of the business world and are fundamental for overall business success. Accounting majors study how to measure and communicate business performance information, encourage investment activity, create new jobs and help the economy to achieve sustainable growth.

Highlights of the Accounting Major

  • Ample opportunity for internships with large and small accounting firms due to our close proximity to the Twin Cities.

  • Guest speakers, field trips, social events and other learning opportunities offered through the Accounting Society student organization.

  • Learn from professors who have experience as Certified Public Accountants as well as a credentialed Certified Management Accountant.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Use financial statements and internal information to assist in decision-making processes.
  • Evaluate accounting systems.
  • File tax returns on behalf of individuals and businesses.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the accounting field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates may find employment or internship opportunities with.

Job Titles

  • Auditor
  • Business Credit/Loan Administrator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Corporate Controller
  • Forensic/Fraud Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investment Banker
  • IRS Agent
  • Tax Accountant

Employers

  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • AP Tax Accounting
  • Arctic Cat
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Land O' Lakes, Inc.
  • Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
  • Olsen Thielen
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Secuian Financial Group
  • Smith Schafer & Associates
  • Thrivent Financial

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