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Accounting

There is no end in sight for the rapid pace of change the accounting profession has experienced since the turn of the new millennium, reaching a new high in the demand for accounting graduates and public accounting recruits.

The accounting profession, broadly defined, produces, analyzes, interprets, and prepares reports on financial and operational information and provides assurance on a subset of that information. There are many career opportunities available in the accounting profession in public accounting, corporate, government, not-for-profit organizations and education.

  • Public Accounting (CPA)
  • Management Accountants
  • Financial Officers
  • Cost Accountants
  • Systems Analysts
  • Financial Analysts

Our accounting students are prepared to enter the profession of accounting with strong technical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills by our faculty, who blend their business experience with theory and practice in the classroom. Students thrive in a small, challenging learning environment that supports student personal and professional goals. The accounting faculty advisors work closely with students in the coordination of their concentrations and minors providing support that is in accord with student goals.

Additionally, Holy Family accounting majors can minor in several subjects including Business Intelligence adding a comprehensive technical component to their major concentration, expanding career possibilities.

CPA Track

The Holy Family accounting program provides students who wish to pursue the CPA certification with the 120 credit-hours needed to sit for the CPA exam and additional credits in elective courses to reach the 150 credit-hours required by most states, for CPA Licensure.

Internship Opportunities

While completing their coursework, our students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by integrating their classroom experience with practical experience through Holy Family’s Internship program.

Internship placements allow our accounting students to develop their skill sets while experiencing real-world accounting practices. These placements present opportunities that will set students apart in the marketplace and can assist in establishing some key contacts in the industry. Many of our accounting students are offered employment with their Internship program experience upon graduation, affording them a considerable career advantage.

These are just a few of the Internship companies our student have worked with:

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst &Young (EY)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc)
  • Kreischer Miller
  • Bakker Tilley
  • Naval Supply Systems Command
  • Urban Outfitters