An accountant’s main responsibilities include auditing, tax services, and management consulting. Accountants who work in corporations make sure the finances and operations of their particular companies are in order, and their practices comply with company policies and government regulations. Government agencies also hire many accountants to perform similar duties as their counterparts employed in public accounting firms and private corporations; however, government agencies also hire forensic accountants, who use their accounting skills to investigate potential theft and fraud. Some accountants, after passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, open their own practices and provide their services to smaller companies and their communities.

Internship Opportunities

The Haile/US Bank College of Business provides tremendous opportunity for those seeking to be CPAs. To sit for the CPA examination students must complete 150 hours of course credit. Students can earn the B.S.B.A. with 120 hours of course credit, and add 30 more hours to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree concurrently. Additionally, course work prepares students to take the CPA examination through Becker CPA Preparation training, considered the gold standard in the field.

Department Contact Information

Jillian Ross
Academic Coordinator,
Department of Accounting & Business Law
(859) 572-6526

Career Paths

Graduates in this major have a variety of career options such as:

  • Internal Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Budget Director
  • Tax Accountant
  • Controller