"Accountants work with people. They are analysts, planners and problem solvers. The world of business affairs is their province. It is their role to comprehend it, analyze it, systematize it and portray it." - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants An accounting degree opens up limitless opportunities in business. You can work in assurance (audit), consulting, corporate accounting/finance, financial analysis/venture capital, financial services, financial planning, not-for-profit/government, or tax consulting services - just to mention a few possible career options. Consider a career in accounting if you:
The Accounting faculty are some of the most outstanding classroom instructors, with many having won prestigious University and School teaching awards. The faculty bring a wealth of professional expertise to the classroom which reinforces and extends students' co-op (undergraduate level) and corporate internships (graduate level) experiences. Our learning approach focuses on the application of accounting theory and principles so that students will have the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and succeed in the accounting profession.
While the Accounting Group faculty has diverse research interests covering many areas of accounting, many examine factors affecting judgment and decision making in such areas as audit, tax, corporate governance and management control. Based on the quality and quantity of published research, one survey rates the NU Accounting Group as the #1 behavioral accounting research group in the country.
Experiential learning is an integral part of our students' overall academic experience. Combining theory and practice is essential for successful accounting professionals. At the undergraduate level, our students co-op for national and international public accounting firms (BDO Seidman, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PwC), regional/local public accounting firms (e.g., Caturano, Feeley & Driscoll), and private firms (e.g., Gillette, Vanguard). At the graduate level, our students intern for public accounting firms including BDO Seidman, Caturano, Cbiz Tofias, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, PwC, and UHY.
Professor Timothy Rupert Group Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 617-373-5165
Professor Peggy O'KellyConcentration Coordinatorp.email@example.com
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Arnold Wright and Ganesh Krishnamoorthy were recently awarded the AAA Auditing Section 2012 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award for their paper with Jeff Cohen entitled, “Corporate Governance and the Audit Process” which appeared in Contemporary Accounting Research in 2002.
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