Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Management Accounting Careers

Employment of accountants is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you have chosen this lucrative career path and are pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, you may find yourself picking from a number of specialties to pursue. One such specialty, management accounting, is a particularly dynamic choice. Here’s why:

The Management Accountant

Management accounting involves creating and planning performance management systems, taking part in management decision making, using expertise for financial reporting and control and assisting in the creation and implementation of organizational strategies. A career that encompasses all these roles requires skills in:

  • Budgeting and performance evaluation
  • Asset management
  • Cost analysis
  • Developing future insights that can lead to value for stakeholders

When you bring an education and these skills to the table, your opportunities can span a number of industries or settings.

A Variety of Industries or Settings

Management accountants can find work in a number of settings, including:

  • Companies
  • Organizations
  • Government entities
  • International business operations
  • Insurance and related industries
  • Credit and related industries
  • Nonprofit organizations

To learn more about the management accountant and his or her role in these settings, see the infographic below:

An infographic about management accounting by Maryville University.


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