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Accounting

Accounting

Program Description

Every organization needs an accountant with up-to-date skills as part of their team.  Accounting is central to enterprises from business to government, and a degree from Auburn University at Montgomery will give you a number of career choices. When you graduate, you will be equipped to work in a variety of professional settings including public accounting, for-profit entities, and/or government/non-profit agencies.  The problem-solving skills and ethical awareness you’ll develop at AUM will prepare you to gain your professional certifications and lead in the accounting profession. AUM offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting.

Points of Pride

  • Auburn Montgomery's School of Accountancy is the only AACSB – International separately accredited accounting program in Montgomery and the River Region, putting AUM’s accounting program in the top 1% of accounting programs in the world.
  • Graduates are employed by international, regional and local CPA firms, government agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations.
  • AUM students participate in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, providing free tax preparation services for low-income taxpayers, and gaining valuable hands-on experience.
  • Students have the opportunity to meet potential regional and international employers at area professional organization meetings, Accounting Club meetings and the annual “Accounting Networking” event.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment prospects for accountants are bright and salary expectations even better. Job growth for financial operations executives is expected to be about average, growing 8 percent in the next ten years.  But the 2014 median annual wage for business and financial occupations of $64,790 was significantly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.


U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Job

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Top Executive

$102,750 per year

6% (147,000 more jobs)

Management Analysts

$80,880 per year

14% (103,400 more jobs)

Accountant/auditor

$65,940 per year

11% (142,400 more jobs)

For More Information:

School of Accountancy

Auburn University at Montgomery

Clement Hall 315B

334-244-3179

srobin38@aum.edu

Soaring Warhawks

  • Lindsay Miller was one of only five students in the U.S. invited to attend the Association of Government Accountant’s February 2016 National Leadership Training in Washington, D.C.
  • Adam Stephenson, CPA, CIA, CCA is a partner at Warren Averett, LLC.
  • J. Adam Causey, CPA, PFS, CFP is a partner at Jackson Thornton, LLC.
  • Rhonda L. Sibley, CPA, AEP is a partner with Aldridge Borden and Company.
  • Kath Carter, CPA is the Global TAS Business Development Leader at Ernst and Young.
  • Rodrick Shiver, CPA is a manager with Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLC.
  • Mitch Stroud is Manager of Cost Accounting at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing.
  • Christine Harden, CPA, CGFM is the Deputy Chief Examiner for the Alabama Examiner of Public Accounts.
  • Kelly Butler is the Alabama State Budget Officer.
  • Bill Flowers is the Chief Financial Officer at the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Accounting major includes:


Course # Course Name Course Description

ACCT 3110

Intermediate Accounting I

The study of accounting theory as it applies to accounting practice and financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles.

AACT 3120

Intermediate Accounting II

Continuation of ACCT 3110 with introduction of specialized accounting topics. Prerequisite ACCT 3110.

AACT 3200

Accounting Information Systems (writing intensive)

Introduction to accounting information systems with an emphasis on the understanding of transactions and relationships found in basic transaction cycles and the internal controls required by management.

AACT 3210

Managerial Cost Accounting

The study of cost behavior as it relates to cost accumulation, allocation and control procedures for manufacturing, service and governmental organizations, with an emphasis on job-order, process, activity and standard costing methods along with related budgeting and planning techniques.

AACT 3310

Income Tax Accounting

Income Tax Accounting (3). Pr. junior standing. Income taxation of individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations and fiduciaries with emphasis on role of taxation in the business decision-making process and use of tax software; introduction to partnerships, corporations and estate taxation.

AACT 4410

Auditing Financial Statements

Principles and procedures of financial statements audits conducted in accordance with professional auditing standards; reviews and compilations; professional ethics and auditor independence.

Accounting electives — 6 semester hours; grades below “C” in these electives are not acceptable for graduation.