Accountancy Major and Career Info

Accountancy encompasses the identification, measurement and communication of financial and operational information that is critical to the success of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Pursuing a degree in accountancy at Miami will help you to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and establish life-long partnerships that will provide an excellent foundation for a highly successful professional career in an increasingly dynamic business environment.

Accountants develop and apply their skills in auditing, taxation, forensic accounting, management policy, information systems, consulting, personal business planning, and many other areas. Because of the importance of accounting to organizations, and the wide range of valuable skills accountants possess, a high percentage of executives (CEOs, CFOs etc.) have accountancy related educational and professional backgrounds.


Skills

Our undergraduate accountancy curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to succeed in an increasingly dynamic business environment. The KSAs our programs develop include the following:

  • Foundational Accounting Knowledge
  • Holistic Business Knowledge
  • Technological Agility
  • Unstructured Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Data and Analytics Mindset and Abilities
  • Ethical decision-making

Top Employers

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • BDO USA
  • Cintas
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • GoHealth
  • KeyBank
  • KPMG
  • Marcum LLP
  • Peloton Consulting Group
  • Plante Moran
  • Protiviti
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • Textron

Career Opportunities

Professional Services Firms (staff through partner)

  • Advisory
  • Assurance
  • Internal audit
  • Mergers and acquisitions due diligence and advisory
  • Tax advisory and compliance

Corporate (entry level positions through senior executives)

  • Controllership
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Internal audit
  • Management accounting
  • Treasury

Government and Not-for-Profit Organizations

  • Financial reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Internal audit

A Word From Former Students

I chose Accountancy because in the information age, there is a high demand to assure data is reasonable and accurate. People look towards accountants to fulfill this role. Also, the letters CPA open many doors in life!”

– Shane H., ‘18, Audit Associate

“I chose Accountancy as my major because it provides a foundational understanding of how and why business decisions are made. Today as a consultant for KPMG, I am able to use my accounting knowledge to help my clients create innovative solutions that make financial sense.”

– Mackenzie K., ‘18, Advisory Associate, Customer Solutions