And now, devotees of Spiderman comics can also follow the adventures of “The Prowler,” a caped superhero, and his svelte wife, Mindy, who works by day as a bookkeeper and by night studies for the certified public accounting exam. Alison Leigh Cowan, “C.P.A. Rallying Cry: Dull No More!” New York Times. (Dec. 21, 1989): 1.
LA Times, “Go Figure: Accounting is Hot Job – Slow Economy, High Demand Add up to Big Career.” Looking for a hot career? Think number crunching!
“That’s right. Even in this rapidly slowing economy – and in part because of it – accounting and related services are very much in demand, with graduates getting multiple job offers and accounting firms competing with technology and entertainment companies for the brightest ‘bean counters.’”
And accounting is no longer confined to just calculators and spreadsheets. The profession requires regular interaction with top-level management. “I’ve worked on traditional audits, business plans, and an initial public offering, for a company,” said Julie Chassagne, a 23-year old senior accountant at KPMG in Orange County. ”I’ve had a chance to work with high-tech companies, the entertainment industry, financial service clients, traditional manufacturing, health care … and I’m getting to work with senior management at those companies.”
Jacques Rioux, Professor at Drake University: “If we could produce 40 accounting graduates, businesses would hire 40. If we could produce 100, they’d hire 100.” Alan Cherry, Chair of Accounting Department, Loyola Marymount University: “34 out of 40 members of the class of 2001 had job offers before Memorial Day weekend, with 23 of those finding work at major-league accounting firms … the trend is continuing with this summer’s interns.” Betty Chavis, Chair of Accounting Department at Cal State Fullerton, “Our top students are getting three to five job offers … and the demand for students seems to be getting stronger.” And these quotes come from a time when the U.S. economy is slow.
Professional Services Industry Government Who are the major employers?
Arthur Andersen, LLP Deloitte & Touche, LLP Ernst & Young KPMG Peat Marwich PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP Top Five Professional Service Firms...
Accenture American Express Cap Gemini Crowe, Chizek & Company Grant Thornton Katz, Sapper & Miller BKD LLP Clifton Gunderson LLC Other Professional Service Firms...
Industry... American United Life Insurance Co. Dow Chemical Company Eli Lilly & Company Bank One Corporation IBM Corporation Motorola, Inc. Cummins, Inc. Deere & Co. Ford Lockheed Martin Control Systems Proctor & Gamble Company Rolls-Royce Corporation Quaker Oats Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, Inc.
Government... CIA FBI U.S. Army U.S. Technical Services Indiana University
How does Indiana University’s Accounting program prepare you for these careers?
World Class Curriculum World Class Facilities World Class Faculty
World Class Curriculum 1. University of Texas 2. University of Illinois 3. Brigham Young University 4. University of Southern California 5. University of Florida 6. University of Notre Dame 7. University of Michigan 9. Arizona State University 10. University of Pennsylvania Public Accounting Report ranked our Accounting Program... 8. Indiana University* * The only program in the U.S. that offers an MBA in accounting
Freshman Sophomore Junior MBAa degreeMPA degree ISS MBAa Senior Core curriculum Tax track Consulting track E-Business track Assurance track Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 IU Accounting Programs Admission Tax track Consulting track E-Business track Assurance track 4 ½ year option (with summer courses & 2 spring internships) 4-year degree holders Bachelors degree Other Schools
Do I want a career that provides limitless professional options and paths? YESNO
Am I willing to put in the effort to be the best I can be? Curriculum is challenging, interesting, and broad.
Financial Accounting Standards Board The mission of the Financial Accounting Standards Board is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of financial information. YESNO Am I interested in joining a highly- respected profession?
YESNO Do I want to be well compensated? Business-Undergraduate$43,000 Masters of Business in Accounting $53,000
Do I want a career that provides limitless professional options and paths? YesNO Partner in professional service firm (assurance, tax, business advisory), chief financial officer, controller, professional consultant, investment analyst, etc...
Panel Members... - Brian Deakyne David Feinberg - John Curry - Michael Traylor - - Adam Rooks
Panel Members... - Brian Newton Marcy Simpson - Adam Minderman - - John Smith - Leah Sendelweck
Panel Members... John Curry – BKD, LLP Brian Deakyne – Clifton Gunderson, L.L.C. David Feinberg – Crowe Chizek & Company Adam Rooks – Cummings, Inc. Michael Traylor – Deloitte & Touche Leah Sendelweck – Ernst & Young Marcy Simpson – Indiana University Brian Newton – KPMG Adam Minderman – PricewaterhouseCoopers John Smith – Rolls Royce