Accounting

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    Is Accounting for you?

    Accounting is the “language of business”, the discipline of measuring, communicating, and interpreting financial activity. Accounting teaches students how financial information drives organizational strategy and decision-making, and provides student with flexible and boundless career opportunities.

    Degree Options

    Accounting Majors

    Accounting Minor

    Why study Accounting at SFU?

    Accounting is one of Saint Francis University’s legacy flagship programs with successful alumni populating some executive-level positions throughout industry and government. You will learn from professors who not only hold the highest levels of both academic and professional certification including the CPA and CMA but who also have years of professional experience.

    Our accounting program begins with comprehensive coverage of accounting principles and from there students will learn to develop critical thinking skills to analyze financial statements, control costs, prepare budgets, and make decisions based on accounting data. You will have the opportunity to work and thrive in small classes. Your professor will not just know your name, they will know YOU! The program offers students a wide-ranging knowledge base that increases their value to employers.

    Career Opportunities

    Accounting provides students with uniquely broad career opportunities in the public, private, and government sectors. Potential professional certifications include the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Public accounting provides students opportunities in auditing, taxes, information technology, financial analysis, and consulting. Governmental accounting opportunities abound at the local, state, and federal levels, including potential careers with the FBI or CIA.

    The following examples highlight some careers of Saint Francis business administration department graduates.

    • Arthur Anderson & Co., Partner
    • Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General, Audit Project Manager
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Budget Analyst
    • Frito-Lay, Manager of Operations
    • Hughes Communications, Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
    • KPMG Peat Marwick, Tax Manager
    • Leslie Fay Co. Inc., Division Controller
    • Mrs. Smith's Frozen Foods, Executive Vice President
    • Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Senior Internal Auditor
    • Schneider Downs & Co, Inc., Business Advisory Services Senior
    • U.S. Bank, Credit Analyst
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