Employment Information

The goal of the accounting program at OSU is to provide a professionally oriented program to prepare students for successful careers in the major fields of accounting including tax accounting, cost accounting, auditing, corporate accounting and not-for-profit accounting. 

With a B.S. degree in accounting, you could become a corporate accountant and work in the controller’s office or that of the chief financial officer.  Or, you could work as a cost analyst in the production department of a company.  One popular option is to become an independent auditor and "test” the financial records of companies and organizations. 

Licensure and Certification

CPA candidates must past the Uniform CPA Examination to Qualify for a CPA certificate and license to practice public accounting. More information can be found here.

Skills Needed For Career Field

  • Logical and analytical skills
  • Time management 
  • Attention to detail
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Math skills

Possible Careers

Public Accounting
Auditing Assurance Services
Forensic Accounting International Accounting
Consulting Services Information Technology Services
Personal Financial Planning Tax Compliance, Planning and Advisory Services
Business and Industry Accounting
Financial Management Financial Reporting     
Information Systems Internal Auditing
Management/Cost Accounting Tax Planning and Compliance
Enforcement (e.g., FBI, IRS, SEC) Governmental Accounting/Reporting
Not-For-Profit Accounting/Reporting Education 

Where Graduates are Working

  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Moss Adams
  • Geffen Mesher & Co.
  • Talbot, Korvola, & Warwick, LLP
  • Kernutt Stokes
  • Berntson Porter & Company
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • IRS

Additional Resources