UGA Specific Information for Accounting

The J. M. Tull School of Accounting prepares students for careers as professional accountants, whether as tax experts, members of management, computer systems specialists, or as certified public accountants.  The curriculum acknowledges that accountants also need to be competent business people.  Thus, the academic program includes a significant exposure to courses in business, economics, and management and is designed to give the student an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society.  An accounting education provides an excellent background for non-business professions, such as law, and is helpful for advancement to top-level management positions.  Because of the various areas within accounting, BBA students are given a broad background of accounting classes to provide the basic tools to enter an accounting position.  Should a student wish to specialize in a specific area, he or she would need to pursue the Master of Accountancy that allows specializations in Audit, Taxation, or Systems.



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Accounting*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources

​​​​​​Accounting Student Organizations

  • Beta Alpha Psia national scholastic and professional fraternity whose purpose is advancing the study and practice of accounting by providing opportunities for self development and by promoting association among members and professional accountants, as well as encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

  • National Association of Black Accountantsseeks to unite professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions

Other Terry Student Organizations

* Appication required


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

​​​​​​POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS

  • Auditor: Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.
  • Budget Analyst: Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
  • Staff Accountant: Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Tax Consultant: Prepare tax returns for individuals or businesses.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Maintain a competitive overall and major GPA, ideally a 3.4 GPA or higher. Your ability to excel in the classroom is an indication that you have an understanding of accounting principles and rules that must be applied when performing your job as an accountant.
  • Participate in leadership development programs sponsored by larger public accounting firms. Many students are offered internships as a result of participating in the leadership development programs
  • Attend “socials” hosted by employers. Many “socials” are invitation only events.
  • Develop strong leadership, communication, and team work skills by getting involved in clubs and student organizations.
  • Participate in an internship to gain real experience as an accountant.
  • When eligible, join Beta Alpha Psi, an honor society for accounting majors.
  • Accept constructive criticism on how to improve your skills and abilities.
  • The accounting recruiting season occurs in the fall semester; therefore, conducting your job or internship search in the fall semester is crucial.

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH

LINKEDIN

  • Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords.  
  • Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well.  
  • To login, visit the LinkedIn main page. 

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • ​​​​O*NET  The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Firsthand - Explore a library of guides, articles, and other resources to help you explore careers, plan your job search, and learn about different work environments. Create a free account with your UGA email
  • Candid Career Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
  • GoinGlobal - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides (Login using your 810/811)
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Terry Connect -  TerryConnect was created to bridge Terry students and an international network of more than 75,000 alumni, all eager to network and support those connected to the Terry College of Business. TerryConnect provides students access to Terry’s influential alumni base to build connections that lead to both information and opportunities. Students can inquire about possible connections by emailing Sharen Phinney, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, at sphinney@uga.edu. Via TerryConnect, you can:
    • Connect with successful alumni for career advice and assistance
    • Gain real-world insight into how your field of study translates to the workplace
    • Start building your professional network now

Employment Websites

GENERAL:

  • Handshake  (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs  (federal jobs)

MAJOR/CAREER SPECIFIC:


Professional Associations/Resources

Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Need help finding groups? Check out the Groups You May Like link under the Interests/Groups tab. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well.

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Accounting majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
22Squared, Inc. Staff Accountant
Aprio Real Estate Tax Intern
Auto Gallery Entry Level Accountant
Bennett Thrasher Staff Tax Accountant
Carmichael, Brasher, Tuvell & Company Staff Accountant/Auditor
CohnReznick Audit Associate
Compass group USA Associate Accountant
Coweta County School System Teacher
Darden Assistant Manager
David Yang CPA Accounting Assistant
Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Analyst
Deloitte Tax Intern
Deloitte Audit Intern
Deloitte First Year Associate
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Tax Associate
Draffin Tucker Staff Accountant
Enerlite Accounting Assistant
EY FSO Tax Intern
EY Technical Risk Consultant
EY Cybersecurity Consultant
EY Audit Intern
EY Audit Staff
Grant Thornton Audit Intern
Haitong Securities Investment Bank Intern
Hitachi Astemo F&A Supervisor
Johnson Lambert Audit Intern
KPMG Advisory Intern
KPMG Tax Associate
KPMG Deal Advisory Intern
Landmark Properties Accountant
M K Gottschalk LLC Accountant
McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co Staff Accountant
Palisades Group Accounting Analyst
PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Accountant
RCG Ventures, LLC Property Accountant
Rödl & Partner USA Tax Intern
RSM US LLP Associate - Digital Platforms
RSM US LLP Audit Associate
Seller Accountant Bookkeeping Manager
Seller Accountant Account Onboarding Manager
Turner and Patat, P.C. Accountant
University of International Business and Economics Assistant Professor
Unum Financial Reporting
US Federal Government State Department Accountant
Wills Memorial Hospital Staff Pharmacist
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Accounting majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Auburn University Accounting, MAcc
Chatahoochee Technical College Not Specified
Devry University Certified Public Accountant, Certificate
Georgia State University Accounting, MAcc
Georgia State University Accounting, Not Specified
Georgia State University Law, JD
Ie School of Science and Technology Business Analytics/Big Data, MS
Kennesaw State University Accounting, MAcc
Mercer University Atlanta Accounting, MAcc
New York University Accounting, MS
North Carolina State University Not Specified
University of Accountancy Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Not Specified
University of Georgia Health Administration, Not Specified
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Law, JD/MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
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University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Taxation and Data Analytics, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc
University of Georgia Accounting/Financial Planning, Master's
University of Illinois at Urbana Accounting, MAcc
University of Illinois at Urbana Accounting, MAcc
University of North Alabama Professional Accounting, Not Specified
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Accounting, MAcc
Valdosta State University Accounting, MBA
Wake Forest University Accounting, MAcc
* denotes no responses received.