About the Program
What do accountants do? Accountants support most functions that are necessary for a business to succeed. Typical responsibilities of accountants can include:
- Compiling and analyzing business records and financial statements.
- Participating in the tax planning and tax return completion processes.
- Auditing financial statements of companies.
- Improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes of companies.
In addition, a degree in accounting can open a career in consulting or a position in a diverse array of industries.
Accounting is often cited as one of the best majors for strong job prospects. The U.S. Department of Labor predicted that jobs in accounting will grow by about 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, with about 136,400 yearly openings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics highlights current growth information.
Why study at CLC?
Our accounting faculty bring real-world experience from the business world into the classroom, and our internships offer students the opportunity to get resume-building experience in their sophomore year, earlier than is typically available at four-year institutions. Additionally, evidence of the quality of our program is found in the competitive success of our Professional Accounting Certificate students in passing the CPA exam on their first sitting—consistently almost an 80% higher pass rate than the national average.