Bachelor of Science in Accounting-- Public Accounting
One of the top career fields in the nation is public accounting, and at Thomas College, we have one of the best track records in educating public accountants. Our interns are in high demand, and our graduates work for some of the most prestigious accounting firms in the region. Our alumni are running businesses throughout the region in fact, our accounting alum run businesses throughout the region.
The success of the accounting program starts with our faculty. Our full-time faculty are all certified public accountants (CPA's) who have run businesses. Our team of adjuncts includes public-accounting partners, bankruptcy lawyers, and tax accountants, among others. At Thomas, you will get the real-world experience that you need to become a certified public accountant or to work in related of public-accounting positions.
Thomas students who graduate with a major in accounting have studied accounting theory and principles and excellence at all levels of fiscal management. Students are prepared for careers in public, private, governmental and not-for-profit accounting by satisfactorily completing rigorous accounting training and testing, personal portfolio management, well-grounded accounting research, and field experience opportunities through internships. The curriculum is sustained exposure to related business studies and the liberal arts. The applied expertise and experiences of the accounting faculty provide our students leadership opportunities in the community and region.
Upon meeting all business department and accounting major requirements, and following a successful internship, students are guaranteed a position in their field of study.
Upon completion of athe bachelor of science degree in public accounting at Thomas, students will be able to
Prepare the following financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flow and Statement of Stockholders' Equity
Summarize and report results of horizontal, vertical and ratio analysis of financial statements
Prepare and analyze cost-management systems including job order, process, activity based, and standard costing
Evaluate the tax effect of transactions on individuals and businesses as well as being able to prepare their respective federal tax returns
Apply generally accepted accounting principles, assumptions, and constraints
Use an integrated cost-and-accounting software system
If a career in public accounting is what you want, then start your career with the leader in accounting education -- Thomas College.