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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.
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Programs:

  • Accounting B.S.
  • Accounting A.A.S.
  • Business Administration Emphasis in Accounting B.S.
  • And more...
Locations:  Independence

 The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager College 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:

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)
Locations:  Boise
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Programs:

  • Business Management-Accounting
Locations:  El Paso

Keiser University offers accredited degree programs in today's in demand careers: Healthcare, Technology, Paralegal, Business, Nursing and Legal Studies.

Programs:

  • Accounting, BA (Online Only)
  • Accounting, AA
Locations:  West Palm Beach

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Why AIU:

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Programs:

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Master of Accounting
Locations:  Atlanta

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Programs:

  • Business Accounting
Locations:  Dallas
A graduate degree really can make a difference, especially when it's from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management. Online, evening and weekend classes are available.

Programs:

  • Master's-Accounting and Financial Management

Potomac Gives You More Ways to Get Ahead

When everything counts – time, career, convenience, cost, lifestyle, education, dreams - we are counting on you! Take charge of your future! University of the Potomac (formerly Potomac College) will help you dream it and redeem it with affordable, real world, education to land the career you deserve.

Programs:

  • Accounting-Management-B.S.
  • Business-Accounting-B.S.
  • Accounting-Healthcare Management-B.S.
  • And more...
Locations:  Washington

As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.

Programs:

  • B.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Accountancy
  • Single Courses - Accounting
  • And more...
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 in Accounting : Public Accountancy
  • Master of Science : Accounting - Finance Specialization
  • Bachelor of Science: Accounting
  • And more...
Locations:  Hagerstown
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