Accountancy Careers

Graduates with a BS in Accountancy are expected to be sufficiently competent in the areas of cost management, financial accounting, accounting information systems, assurance services, federal income taxes, and related business areas to have the necessary foundation for a career, and for graduate study.

  • Public Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Consulting (mergers/acquisitions, organizations/re-organizations, IPOs)
    • Taxation
    • Business Advising
  • Corporations/Non-Profit Organizations
    • Controller
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Internal Audit
    • Financial Reporting/Financial Management
  • Government Agencies
    • US Government Accountability Office
    • IRS
    • State and local government
  • Business Consulting/Advising
  • Springboard for other careers

Academic Internship Program

The NIU Accountancy Internship program is an academic internship program designed to give qualified applicants practical work experience in the field of accounting.

  • ten weeks of accounting-oriented work
  • three semester hour credits
  • opportunity for employers to scrutinize potential future employees

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Identifying Career Goals & Refining Interpersonal Skills

Accounting Career Planning Seminar (ACCY 370) helps you identify and develop your career goals, job search strategies, and interpersonal skills so that you are ready for the interviewing process. Activities include self-assessment and career goal planning, resume writing, mock interviews and an etiquette dinner.

Accountancy Writing Lab (ACCY 375) helps you build the writing skills you need to communicate technical accounting knowledge clearly and concisely to clients and colleagues.

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Certification at both the Basic and Expert levels helps you strengthen your Excel skills and provides you with an external indicator of your capabilities that you can share with potential employers.

Interested in Hiring an Accountancy Student?

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