Accounting is a versatile degree that is utilize in many industries such as: banking, financial planning, sales, production management, client management, product development, procurement, tax preparation, credit analysis, and general management. Entry level positions may require additional hours of education or prior experience through internships. Accountants can work in a variety of industries which assists in building their skills and growth opportunities by sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
A career in accounting means you will have the opportunity to work within almost any industry imaginable. Compensation varies according to level of education, certification and specializations, but in general, accountants are well paid. With the field experiencing rapid growth, now is an excellent time to beginning planning for your career in accounting. Accountants are an integral part of private, public and nonprofit organizations.
|Accountants and Auditors||9%-13%||$50,250|
Average median salary should not be expected for an entry level position.
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Local and National Employers of Accounting Graduates from Anderson:
- Bankers Life
- Sandia National Laboratories
- The Walt Disney Company
- University of New Mexico
- Washington Federal
Professional Organizations/Student Organizations
- American Accounting Association
- Association of Latino Professionals for America
- American Women’s Society of CPAs
- American Institute of CPAs
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Accounting Faculty Advisor
- Matt Pickard
- Assistant Professor
- Phone: (505) 277-3631
- Office: GSM 305
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- Bio: Matthew D. Pickard is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems. He holds an M.B.A. in Management Information Systems and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University. His research leverages embodied conversational agents (i.e., virtual humans) to maximize voluntary self-disclosure and change attitudes and behaviors. He seeks to apply his research to contexts such as auditing and fraud investigations.
In his personal life, Matt is first and foremost a family man. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, woodworking, and beekeeping.