Accounting is the language of business. It is not only the measurement and recording of financial information but also a discipline that involves analysis and critical thinking to provide management and investors with accurate information to make intelligent business decisions. Areas of specialization within accounting include auditing, tax, cost accounting, and financial statement reporting.
Berry’s accounting program is both strong and personal. Our goal is to graduate accountants who are especially well prepared and valuable to employers. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- We have small classes and involved faculty members. You’ll be able to ask questions and get answers.
- Your classrooms will have state-of-the-art technology, including Internet access. Textbook lessons will be illustrated by real-world examples.
- Your faculty will be top-notch; they have studied at some of our nation’s best colleges and universities.
- Your accounting program will build on both a strong liberal arts foundation and the broad core of business subjects required of all business students. You’ll learn the basics of economics, information systems, finance, management and marketing. You’ll also learn to write effectively, make an effective presentation, use spreadsheets and computers and, most importantly, work within a team.
- There are many opportunities for accounting internships that can provide you valuable experience. Most juniors and seniors participate in internships with the college’s internal auditor or with off-campus companies, including several local CPA firms. Summer internships also are available.
What do Berry accounting graduates do?
Berry graduates have been hired by the “Big Four” accounting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and KPMG International) as well as regional and local accounting firms. They work in corporate accounting positions and also with the state and federal governments. Many continue their education at other institutions and obtain graduate degrees in accounting.