Increase Your Intelligence
Accountants are in high demand, and SFA's School of Accountancy can help you achieve the education you need to succeed. Since 1942, almost 3,000 accounting degrees have been awarded at SFA, making it one of the standout accounting programs in Texas.
Prepare for Life
SFA offers a five-year accounting program in which both the bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting are awarded simultaneously. A four-year program also is offered for students interested in a non-public accounting career. A stand-alone master's degree is available for students who have already received their bachelor's degree in accounting and wish to complete the educational requirements to take the CPA exam.
Find Your Vocation
When it's time for you to start seeking a job, there's no better place to start your search than on the SFA campus. Each semester, many companies and recruiters visit SFA to interview soon-to-be graduates for professional positions. Career fairs also are held during the fall and spring semesters to unite future graduates with employers.
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Accounting is a lucrative, challenging, professional career with unlimited opportunities and is a provider of information for decision making. Accountants make decisions based on financial information, provide assurance on quality of information, provide tax planning and preparation and other value added services. In general, the job outlook is good. Average starting salaries range from the mid-$30,000s to the low-$60,000s, depending upon degree, location and area of interest. Each year, many companies recruit on campus, and our graduates successfully compete for jobs against graduates from all other institutions in the state. Accountants perform their services in a variety of environments, including public accounting, business and industry, government and education.
|Related Major Skills and Characteristics|
|Problem Solver||Computer literacy|
|Analyze and interpret data||Work independently or in teams|
|Critical thinking||Logical thinking|
|Oral and written presentation|
|Related Career Titles for Accounting Majors|
|Commodities Trader||Managerial Accountant|
|Industrial Buyer||CIA Agent|
|Assistant Controller||Financial Analyst|
|Internal Auditor||Claims Adjuster|
|Consumer Credit Officer||Payroll Manager|
|International Trade Specialist||Collection Agent|
|Bank Examiner||Government Accountant|
|Controller||Personal Financial Planner|
|Inventory Control Specialist||Commercial Banker|
|Benefits Administrator||Industrial Accountant|
|Cost Accountant||Plant Accountant|
|Budgetary Control Analyst||Public Accountant|
|Credit and Collection Specialist||Securities Broker|
|Certified Public Accountant||Systems Analyst|
|Loan Officer||Tax Specialist|
|Chief Cost Accountant||Treasurer|
|Estate Planner||Treasury Management Specialist|
|Management Consultant||Trust Accountant|
|Chief Financial Officer||Underwriter|