Accounting

Discover what you can learn and where an accounting concentration can take you. 

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The accounting concentration and its mission provides students with the necessary foundation for a range of interesting and rewarding careers in public accounting, private industry, government, consulting, tax accounting and elsewhere. Accounting students are interested in working with people, teamwork, contributing to a common goal, working with numbers, and working independently. They will learn business communications, technical accounting procedures, financial statement preparation, problem solving, and ethical decision-making.

Students are not limited to a particular specialization as they start a life-long learning path as a professional accountants. Students are encouraged to prepare for certification examinations such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

yellow and gray building iconEmployers                             gray target with yellow arrow in centerCareer Opportunities

  • Grimbleby Coleman CPAs,  Inc.
  • G3 Enterprises
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Atherton & Associates
  • Foster Farms
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Stanislaus County
  • Merced County Office of Education
  • Moss Adams LLP   
  • Auditors
  • Tax consultants
  • Cost, managerial or tax accountants
  • Staff accountants
  • Budget analysts  

    Accounting Student

    "Majoring in accounting has been a remarkable journey that has provided me with a comprehensive outlook about the financial matters of business institutions and the confidence to serve them with zeal and integrity."

    Shanil Chandra
    Accounting Student