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 corporate, government, not-for- profit organizations, education, and private practice.
- Public Accounting (CPA)
- Management Accountants
- Cost Accountants
- Systems Analysts
- Chief Financial Officers
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 as practitioners with theory and practice in the classroom. Students thrive in a small, challenging learning environment that supports student personal and professional goals and 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 Business Intelligence adding a comprehensive technical component to their major concentration, expanding career possibilities.
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 the program offers the additional credits in elective courses necessary to reach the 150 credit-hours, required by most states, that students will need to ultimately qualify for CPA licensure.
Cooperative Education / Internships
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 highly respected co-op and internship program. In this program, students design a professional resume, conduct a mock interview with our Career Department, and develop a set of objectives that they hope to achieve during their co-op or internship experience.
These are just a few of our cooperative education placement sites:
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc)
- Ernst &Young (EY)
- Baker Tilly
- Rosenberg, Smith, Cooney & Migliori, PC.
- Crown, Cork and Seal
- Naval Supply Systems Command
- Urban Outfitters
Cooperative education 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 co-ops and internships upon graduation, affording them a considerable career advantage.