Accounting

Today, business has no geographic boundaries. Innovation is constant, and the economy is driven by new ventures. Accounting professionals who think critically with a global perspective are integral to the success of organizations. According to a survey on trends in the supply of and demand for accounting graduates, total demand for accounting graduates continues to be strong (2015, American Institute of CPAs). The placement outlook is promising.

Choices in Courses and Careers
Whitman’s major programs in accounting provide students with the academic training and experience needed to become professional accountants. The accounting program is designed for students who plan to enter public accounting or other professional accounting fields. However, we also have a program that is appropriate for individuals who plan to enter other areas of accounting or to complement other programs of study. In fact, the latter program is often combined with a major in finance or other subject areas. Many of our students also take advantage of the opportunity to work toward an M.S. in accounting degree while completing the B.S. requirements through the Accelerated Master’s Program in accounting.

Real-World Readiness
As you progress through our accounting program, you will have many opportunities to enhance your education through a required internship, participation in professional associations, seminars, corporate visits and networking events. Our Career Center provides countless opportunities for internships and interaction with practicing professionals. The experiences in and out of the classroom will prove significantly advantageous in your search for employment and will equip you to positively impact the bottom line of any company.

Clubs and Connections 
Participation in Whitman’s many clubs, such as the National Association for Black Accountants and Beta Alpha Psi, a professional service fraternity that includes accounting and finance majors, will expand your base of knowledge and introduce you to additional resources through programming and events.

Primed for Placement
Whitman’s accounting majors perform very well on the certified public accountant (CPA) exam, and we have a high placement percentage among the leading accounting firms, including Anchin, Block & Anchin, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC and RSM.

Accounting Advisory Board
Accomplished industry professionals share their time and experienced perspective as members of the Advisory Board to help enhance the program and its offerings.

Jeffrey Allen ’75 M.S. | EisnerAmper 
Daniel Arty ’81 | Arty, Cohn & Feuer
Joseph Barnes ’89 | PwC
Peter Berlant ’80 (WHIT/NEW) | Anchin, Block & Anchin
Steven Botwinick ’86 | Botwinick & Co.
Richard Brown ’81 | BeyondPay
Diane Chin-Fu ’95 | BBDO Worldwide
Michael Cyran | EY
Matthew Dechert '00 | Deloitte & Touche LLP
Matthew Drucker ’94 | Univision
Donald Favre ’80 | PwC
Eugene Gramza '84 | EY
Lisa Halper ’92 | PepsiCo
Jack Healey ’81 | Genesis Management
Richard Jones '92 | CBS Corporation
Phil Kaputa ’99 | Genpact Inc.
Steven Kass ’78 | KPMG
Jennifer Kreischer ’88 | Kreischer Miller
Sharon Leib ’95 ’97 MBA | G-2 Trading LLC
Mike Olesin ’93 | Deloitte
Mark Reid ’84 MBA | Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa
Rick Romar ’81 | BV Group Ventures
Neal Rotenberg ’79 | Rotenberg Meril Solomon Bertiger & Guttilla
Frank Saracino ’88 | Prospect Capital Corporation
Craig Sheldon ’84 | Cantel Medical Corp
Bart Spiegel ’96 (WHIT/NEW) | PwC