Since its inception in 1959, the ATU accounting program has been a strong and vibrant course of study with many students successfully completing their bachelor’s degree and many their CPA certification. These students take the skills and confidence they have acquired in our accounting program and use them to enter and succeed in the business world. An accounting degree offers a variety of employment careers. Examples of successful positions held by TECH accounting graduates include the following:
• Financial institutions President, Chief Financial Officers and Internal Auditors
• Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of publicly traded companies
• Tax attorneys
• Partners in national, regional, and local CPA firms
• Military Officers
• Legislative and governmental auditors and financial executives
• University professors and Vice Presidents
• Small business men and women
• And many others…
As graduates of one of the strongest accounting programs in the state, ATU accounting alumni boast a high pass rate on the CPA and other professional exams. We are proud of the increasing demand for our graduates and the excellent competitive salaries they receive in the job market.
Accounting majors are encouraged to participate in campus and community activities as part of their overall professional development. The Accounting Department sponsors the Accounting Club for current students. Sophomore, and junior accounting majors compete for excellent scholarships, which are funded by friends, employers and alumni.
All of the accounting faculty have earned advanced degrees and are Certified Public Accountants. They have work experience in public and private accounting as well as their academic work. Each member of the faculty invites you to visit them if you have questions regarding your future career plans and a profession in accounting. All faculty offices are located on the second floor of the Corley Building in the School of Business area.
Dr. Stephen C. Jones
Associate Dean of the College of Business