Beacom School of Business Accounting

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Accounting Careers

Accounting majors at USD enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities upon graduation. Graduates of Beacom School of Business have been putting their accounting skills to work in places like Deloitte & Touche, Ketel Thorstenson, Ernst & Young, Eide Baily, RSM McGladrey, Daktronics, Williams & Co., Union Pacific, First National Bank, State Farm, Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sanford Health Systems, South Dakota State Government, Cargill, KPMG, and South Dakota Investment Council. Our alumni hold leadership positions in professional accounting in many parts of the country.

Careers for Accounting Majors
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Benefits/Compensation Administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Teacher
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • CIA Agent
  • Claim Adjuster/Examiner
  • Commercial Banker
  • Commodities Trader
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Estate Planner
  • FBI Agent
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Industrial Buyer 
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • IRS Investigator
  • Lawyer
  • Loan Officer/Consumer Credit
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Professor
  • Securities Broker
  • Stockbroker 
  • Tax Supervisor/Auditor

 This list is not inclusive of all possibilities.

The Beacom School of Business Career Success Center and the USD Academic & Career Planning Center assist students in:

  • Identifying fulfilling careers and engaging majors
  • Obtaining competitive internships and employment
  • Marketing themselves in resumes and cover letters