Accounting involves collecting financial information and analyzing it in order to direct individuals and organizations. Highlighting the most recent trends in the industry and providing hands-on experience, the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program is designed to give students an edge in the job market.
A Future in AccountingWith the expanding global economy, changing tax regulations and new financial reporting standards accountants are in high demand. There is such a need for accounting expertise that many students receive job offers before they graduate, from a wide variety of organizations in a number of industries.
Accounting offers many career opportunities:
Analyst - Evaluate and interpret public company financial statements. Within an organization work closely with divisional managers to make the best decisions and identify ways to improve profitability.
Controller - Act in a management level position with responsibility for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization. Within a business organization thee responsibilities would include overseeing accounting and reporting, monitoring internal controls, and countersigning on expenses and commitments.
External Auditor - Lead the external audit in an independent examination of the financial statements prepared by the organization, typically for statutory purposes (required by law).
Internal Auditor - Be the catalyst for improving an organization’s governance, risk management and management controls by providing insight and recommendations based on analyses and assessments of data and business processes.
Management Accountant - Within an organization, analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities.
Public Accountant - Serve as the external accountant to clients such as businesses(retailers, manufacturers, service companies, etc.), individuals, value-driven enterprises and governments. Service is typically includes preparation, review, and audit of clients’ financial statements; tax work including the preparation of personal and corporate income tax returns, and estate and tax planning; consulting and advice involving accounting systems, mergers and acquisitions. Student ClubsBissett Accounting Students Society (BASS) is a student-run club representing involved students of accounting. The goal as a student society is to act as a liaison between the accounting students and industry professionals. The aim is to help students launch their careers in the accounting profession by hosting a variety of events throughout the academic year.
Co-operative EducationCo-operative Education is an enhanced academic program that alternates classroom learning with paid work terms. As a student of the Co-operative Education program, you have the opportunity to participate in career-related work semesters that allow you to gain real-life experience.
Further EducationThe Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) prepares you for graduate studies, including Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. Students may wish to explore the possibility of pursuing other professional credentials on the completion of their degree, such as becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).