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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. The 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, found that employment of accountants and auditors was expected to grow at an 11 percent rate from 2014-2024 – which is faster than average and represents an additional 142,000 jobs.

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 professional accounting degree after completing the B.S. requirements through our master’s program in accounting.

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.

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.

Can you see yourself in a career as an accountant?
To learn more about our accounting program and Whitman School opportunities, contact:

Rachel DuBois, director of undergraduate recruitment
315.443.9222 | rdubois@syr.edu

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 Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC.

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
Amy Bacon ’08, PwC
Joseph Barnes ’89, PwC
Marc Ben-Ami ’00, Botwinick & Company, LLC
Peter Berlant ’80 (Whit/new), Anchin, Block & Anchin
Steven Botwinick ’86, Botwinick & Company, LLC
Richard Brown ’81, BeyondPay
Diane Chin-Fu ’95, Bbdo Worldwide
Michael Cyran, Ey
Steven M. Davis ’87, KPMG, LLP
Matthew Dechert ’00, Deloitte & Touche Llp
Jackie DeRosa, EY
Matthew Drucker ’94, Univision
Donald Favre ’80, PwC
Dan Griffin ’07, Wesfair Agency
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 (retired), 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