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Four Common Types of Accounting

A career in accounting is not necessarily predictable. There are different types of accounting, and depending on your skills and your interests, you may find the most career growth in any one of them. You might be a CPA giving tax advice to hundreds of clients, or you might be an internal auditor combing your company's records for mistakes.

The US Department of Labor defines four major types of accounting:

1. Public Accounting
Many public accountants are CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) and work with clients to issue educated tax advice. Other public accountants work with larger companies, advising on business decisions and transactions. Some handle other corporate issues like insurance and benefits. Public accounting encompasses a wide range of accounting roles.

2. Management Accounting
Management accountants work for corporations and perform cost accounting, maintain their financial records, and perform financial analysis. They are also called "corporate accountants." Budgeting can also play a large part of management accountants' role within a corporation.

3. Government Accounting
Government accountants maintain the financial records of government agencies, audit businesses and organizations that are bound by federal regulation, and some work for the Internal Revenue Service. Government budgeting and cost analysis play a large part of government accounting.

4. Internal Auditing
Given the array of financial scandals during the last decade, this particular type of accounting is experiencing increased scrutiny, growth, and federal regulation. As companies are bound by stricter financial laws, internal auditors become even more essential in the effort to maintain financial integrity within an organization. Internal auditors perform audits on their company's financial records, ensuring their quality and legality.

Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • CERT: Accounting
  • AA in Accounting
  • MS in Accounting
  • And more...

Your Success Starts Here! At The College of Westchester, it's all about you. Our team of advisors can help you develop a plan to launch a new career or improve your present position.

Programs:

  • AAS - Accounting
  • BBA-Accounting
  • Intensive Accounting/Computer Applications
Locations:  White Plains

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Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs:

  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)
Locations:  National City
Get the education you need to help prepare for the job you want. Briarcliffe College makes it easy by offering specialized associate and bachelor's degree programs in the fields of Business, Design and Technology.

Programs:

  • Accounting
Locations:  Bethpage

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.

Programs:

  • B.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.B.A.: Accounting
  • And more...
At Everest University you can get a higher education designed to meet the demands of employers in some of today's hottest fields.

Programs:

  • Business Accounting
  • Accounting
Locations:  Orlando

Give your career a boost with an education from Bryant and Stratton College. We offer certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs for careers in the business, criminal justice, design, finance, technology, health care, and legal fields.

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Programs:

  • Accounting-AAS
  • Financial Support Services-AAS
Locations:  Orchard Park
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No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Programs:

  • Diploma-Accounting Specialist
  • Associate Degree-Accounting Management
Locations:  Warminster

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Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs:

  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Business Management & Accounting - Retail Sales Management (AAS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)
Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan University can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science: Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science: Accounting
  • Master of Science: Accounting
Locations:  Cedar Falls
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