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Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Careers And Jobs |

Career opportunities after having an online accounting degree

Career opportunities after having an online accounting degree

A good online accounting degree from an accredited university would make you qualified for various kinds of jobs. These jobs would provide you with high salaries and lucrative perks depending on their merits and the availability of jobs in the market. But the type of career opportunities, you would have depends on the online accounting degree, that you have opted for.

Types of jobs available if you have a bachelor’s online accounting degree

Many of you would want to go for an online accounting degree at graduate level. Then the career opportunities that you can have at your disposal are as follows:

  • Public Accountant: here your area of focus would be auditing and tax functions of a company
  • Management Accountant: those who work under this title, often start their career as cost accountants. They also work as junior internal auditors or trainees
  • Internal Auditor: these people have to deal with the audit of the company. They are also required to work for the accounting information systems and internal controls.

After gaining an online accounting degree you can also try for a job with a government agency. The jobs that you can get after completion of your online accounting degree, from an online university would be in the following government sectors.

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Branch Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

Thus after completion of an online accounting degree, your area of expertise will not be limited solely to accounting jobs. It can be useful in various other fields as well.

Career opportunities for people who have done online master’s degree in accounting

There are students who also opt for a master’s level online accounting degree. The job opportunities prevailing for them in the market are as follows:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • Vice President of Accounting
  • Chief Financial Officer

Many of you who may be planning to pursue a master’s degree in online accounting, can also opt for mid or upper level management jobs in the following areas:

o    Marketing

o    Human Resource

o    Finance

o    Operations

Other than these fields, there are opportunities in the IT industry, as well as the government and other non-profit organizations. In these industries, there are regular requirements for individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting. However, they would also need to have a basic idea of tax regulations and policies related to these organizations.