Careers in Accounting

Strong demand for accountants

“Carthage professors in the accounting program are constantly utilizing Carthage alumni and connections they established prior to Carthage to help upcoming graduates find great employment.”
— Jessica Anderson ’17

Carthage accounting graduates have taken positions with each of the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers), as well as other employers such as Grant Thornton, Allianz Global Corporate, Jockey International, Snap On Inc., Plante Moran, U.S. Bank, Abbott Laboratories, and Johnson Controls.

They have obtained employment in auditing, financial analysis, tax accounting, corporate accounting, portfolio management, banking, and investment analysis. Others have set up their own accounting practices or pursued advanced degrees in law and finance.

From now until 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that “globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.”

what jobs can you get with an accounting degree?

  • Public Accountant
  • Accounting Software Developer
  • Tax Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • CPA
  • Management Accountant
  • FBI Special Agent
  • Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Actuary
  • Tax Attorney
  • IRS Agent
  • Underwriter

What can you do with an accounting degree?

Carthage accounting graduates have gone on to work as accountants, financial analysts, auditors, and more.

  • What can you do with an accounting degree? With Carthage's partnership with LMI Packaging, studen... Abbott Laboratories — FPDP Program Assistant, Financial Analyst
  • Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty — Financial Analyst
  • Case Corporation — Accounting Analyst
  • Deloitte — Auditor, Audit Assistant
  • Ernst & Young — Auditor
  • Gateway Mortgage Corporation — Loan Officer
  • Grant Thornton — Assurance Associate, Public Accountant
  • Hoppe & Drendorff, S.C. — Accountant
  • Jockey International — Accounts Payable Manager, Staff Accountant
  • Johnson Controls
  • Johnson Polymer — Account Analyst
  • KPMG US LLP — Audit Associate
  • Merrill Edge — Investment Specialist Trainee
  • Molex — Financial Analyst
  • Plante Moran
  • SC Johnson — Staff Analyst
  • Smurfit-Stone Container — Plan Accountant
  • Snap-on Inc. — Accountant
  • U.S. Bank

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