Accounting is the universal language of business, spoken around the world by business and government leaders, investors, analysts, and others seeking to measure, understand, and apply the dynamics of financial success. Accounting is also more than just numbers and math; it’s about having the flexibility to work in a variety of industries.

A major in accounting prepares you to analyze, synthesize, and report data so you can pursue diverse careers in business and accounting including auditing, consulting, public accounting, budgeting, and forecasting.

Companies that Hire Accounting Majors

Public and Private Accounting Firms

  • EY
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Transamerica
  • Eide Bailly
  • MidAmerican Energy Company


  • Iowa Office of Auditor of State
Public & Private Companies

  • Cargill
  • HNI Corporation
  • John Deere
  • Kingland Systems
  • Principal
  • Transamerica
  • Union Pacific
  • Workiva

Sample Job Titles for Accounting Majors

  • Accountant
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Risk Assurance Associate
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“After changing my major to accounting, I knew that I wanted to try to get involved and soak up as much as I could in my time here, so I joined Collegiate Women in Business, Beta Alpha Psi, and Business Council. I am so grateful to be a part of these clubs and help lead them, as they have provided me with relevant experiences and professional skills that I could not have learned all on my own.”

Abby Adams, 18' Accounting

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Helpful Contact Information

Iowa Board of Accountancy (CPA Information)
1920 SE Hulsizer Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50021-3941
Fax: 515-281-4711

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
P.O. Box 2209
Jersey City, NJ 07303-2209

Iowa Society of CPAs (Iowa’s 150 Hour Law)
1415 28th Street, Suite 450
West Des Moines, IA 50266-1419