Accounting

Major

About the Program

The accountant’s role in business has changed dramatically over the past decade. Today, accountants are actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of financial data and work with other executives in decision-making and problem solving activities. Pursuing an accounting major at Olivet College will help you develop strong technical and professional accounting skills and prepare you for career success in public or corporate accounting, taxation, financial analysis, management and consulting.

The CPA Track

Olivet’s Certified Public Accountant Track is designed for individuals who have a desire to develop professional competencies and technical knowledge in accounting and are seeking a career in public accounting. Through this program, students will cover accounting discipline course work and business specialty topics while they complete the total semester hours necessary to meet the educational requirement for CPA testing, as outlined by the State of Michigan.

Careers in Accounting

  • Financial Accountant

    Financial accountants are responsible for preparing the financial statements of an organization as well as performing any related accounting activities. They can either work for accounting firms or in the financial departments of any other types of organizations.

  • Auditor

    Auditors are responsible for evaluating compliance with financial standards and reporting regulations within an organization.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    A CFO directs annual and long-term financial goals and budgets for an organization. They ensure accuracy, timeliness and compliance of financial reporting and develop systems to maintain the corporation's long-term financial well-being.

  • Forensic Accountant

    Forensic accountants analyze financial reports for irregularities, design fraud protection procedures, investigate financial wrongdoing, and possibly testify and present evidence in court.

Courses in the Program

BUS 304 - Cost Accounting
BUS 306 - Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
BUS 409 - Auditing
BUS 490 - Business Policy and Strategic Management
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