What Jobs Can You Find with a Masters in Accounting?

May 12, 2015 |

Putting Your Degree to Good Use

At the Daniels College of Business, our Masters of Accountancy program is one of the best you will find anywhere in the world. Our comprehensive programs are designed to pave the way to a better career and a better future. If you are wondering what type of career opportunities you can expect and what jobs are available for graduates, it may depend on what you are interested in. Here are a few of the available career opportunities:

Career Path 1: Accountant

It’s only natural to begin a list of accounting-related jobs with actual accounting. While it is certainly not the only job you can get with a masters in accounting, it is a great career. Accountants can work in a variety of fields for a any number of companies. From small business accountants who manage the day-to-day finances, to working as a Director of Accounting for a major corporation, your degree will give you the skills you need to work in any environment. And because accountants are necessary in every field, in every industry and in every business, it is a very secure field.

Career Path 2: Budget Analyst

If you are fascinated by numbers, money and all things finance, and often find yourself wishing you could be a force for good in the world–budget analyst may be the job for you.

A Daniels masters in accounting will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as a budget analyst. While the field is broad, budget analysts are typically hired to evaluate a company’s finances, including everything from compiling income to tax reports–and making sure they are on track. They are also trained to give advice and direction to help their employer do more with their money by streamlining financial processes.

Career Path 3: Corporate Financial Planners

At the heart of every major corporation is a team of experts carefully watching the company’s finances and putting them to good use through investments, research and other practices. As a corporate financial planner, you essentially become the backbone of any major corporation and will help to make sure the millions of dollars in revenue is properly invested, spent and distributed among the employees. You will also have the opportunity to give to charities and make contributions to research on behalf of your company. All of this is a direct result of earning a masters in accounting.

Career Path 4: Appraisal Specialist

Do you want to help companies small and large understand their financial situations and make the most of the money they have? Are you interested in giving business owners an accurate representation of what they make, what they have, and what they can spend? If so, becoming an appraisal specialist will afford you a rewarding career while putting your degree to good use.

Appraisal specialists are trained to assess a company’s value as a whole or as individual parts, and give advice to owners about selling, investing or expanding their business. It’s a rewarding career that will provide you ample opportunity to help people make the most of what they have and watch their dreams become reality.

Career Path 5: Compliance Manager

If you are the type of person who sweats the details and likes to make sure things are operating as smoothly and efficiently as possible, turn that interest into a career as a compliance manager.

As a compliance manager you will do everything from filing taxes to handling audits, including checking the accuracy of your company’s internal records. For businesses both small and large, keeping track of finances is a tough job. But with the skills you develop at the Daniels College of Business, your master’s degree in accounting will teach you everything you need to succeed in the highly-demanding field.

Opening Doors for Your Future

At the Daniels College of Business we offer a wide variety of masters programs, ensuring you will acquire the skills you need to become highly employable and build a rewarding career. By earning a masters in accounting, you will open a number of doors that lead exactly where you want to go. From helping charitable organizations make the most of their donations to working with some of the largest corporations throughout the world, the skills you learn through our award-winning masters program will give you a competitive edge. 

Whether you are a first-time student or a returning graduate, Daniels offers a number of opportunities to continue your education and enhance your skills even after graduation. In fact, many of our programs are designed for working professionals who are ready to improve their skills and take their careers to the next level. All of these opportunities begin with a desire to learn in our Masters of Accounting program.

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