Accountants develop and interpret financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders. To perform their functions, accountants must work with both numerical information and concepts, and they must be able to function effectively as individuals and in teams. Accountants work with people in their own specialized departments, and with users of financial information throughout their organization. Because of this close association with other parts of the organization, the accountant is in a unique position to develop a broad business perspective.
As a Penn State student, you have access to Vault, an online career database of information on a variety of business majors. This site offers industry career guides, cover letter and resume resources, information videos, and much more. Check out the Accounting Career Guides here! Interested in Consulting? View the Consulting Guides here.
For more information about the Accounting major, visit:
Smeal Majors: smeal.psu.edu/accounting
Academics & Advising: ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/academics-advising/information-on-smeal-majors/accounting
Major Sustainability: majorsustainability.smeal.psu.edu/