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Accounting Careers

A career in accounting is cited as one of the best opportunities for employment by U.S. News & World Report  Report (2014) based on a series of factors including employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects more than 166,000 new openings will be created in this field from now to 2022.

Accounting is an integral part of a dynamic business environment. As a student in the College of Business's School of Accountancy, you will gain a strong business background and graduate as a promising accounting professional prepared to successfully complete the Certified Public Accountant examination.

Accounting career paths are varied, with subsequent positions in public accounting, corporate finance and accounting, government auditing and reporting, not-for-profit accounting, controllership, financial management and general management. Our accounting graduates take positions with some of the top organizations in the world, including EY, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG, RSM McGladrey, Crowe Horwath, Plante & Moran, Cohen & Company, and many other regional and local firms. Our graduates are known to have opportunities across the world, including in Charlotte, Chicago, New York City,  and London.

Career Spotlight

Diane Smullen
Vice President of Finance for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Diane graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance from Ohio University. She previously served as controller of Herberts Powder Coatings, Inc., a $50 million multi-national organization located in Hilliard, Ohio. She was also an accountant with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Columbus, Ohio, where she performed auditing services for hospitality, manufacturing and distribution companies.

Diane joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurants in 1997 as the Chief Financial Officer. Because she grew up in the restaurant business and has significant hospitality finance experience, Diane has proven to be an extremely valuable asset to the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants team. She oversees the company's auditing and information technology departments and manages the company's banking relationships and business insurance.