College of Arts and Sciences

Accounting

Location: Crete
Degree Type: 
Undergraduate

As an accounting major at Doane, you’ll gain experience in understanding, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting accounting information and develop superior communication and ethical decision-making skills.

We take an integrated approach to your education, not course-by-course. Concepts such as tax accounting or auditing are woven into each class along with a variety of ethical issues that mimic the kinds of dilemmas faced by professionals. This spurs discussion and helps improve your critical thinking and problem solving skills, better preparing you to hit the ground running after graduation.

Guest speakers, computerized simulations, case studies, and community service projects are just some of the ways you’ll learn here at Doane. You also get to participate in at least one internship during your studies, to provide you with real office experience and professional connections (and maybe a full-time position after graduation). We coordinate hiring events every year, exclusively for accounting majors, to bring employers to you.

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Accountant/Auditor
2017 Median Pay: $69,350 per year
Job Outlook: +10% over the next 10 years
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure the records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. They also assess financial operations and work to help ensure organizations run efficiently.

Chief Financial Officer
2017 Median Pay: $183,270 per year
Job Outlook: +8% over the next 10 years
Chief executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Financial Examiner
2017 Median Pay: $81,690 per year
Job Outlook: +10% over the next 10 years
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.

Financial Manager
2017 Median Pay: $125,080 per year
Job Outlook: +19% over the next 10 years
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for long-term financial goals.

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
2017 Median Pay: $63,780 per year
Job Outlook: +6% over the next 10 years
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.

Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
2017 Median Pay: $53,130 per year
Job Outlook: -1% over the next 10 years
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments from individuals and businesses on behalf of the federal, state, or local government.

Source: bls.gov.

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ACC 103 - Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 104 - Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC 231 - Intermediate Accounting I (4)
ACC 232 - Intermediate Accounting II (4)
ACC 315 - Tax Accounting I (3)
ACC 331 - Advanced Accounting I (3)
ACC 332 - Advanced Accounting II (3)
ACC 335 - Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
ACC 411 - Systems/Applied Accounting (3)
ACC 415 - Tax Accounting II (3)
ACC 421 - Accounting Internship (0-12)
ACC 427 - Auditing (3)
BUS 205 - Business Writing (3)
BUS 215 - Statistics (3)
MTH 356 - Statistics (3)
BUS 226 - Finance (3)
BUS 242 - Management (3)
BUS 250 - The Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 251 - Marketing (3)
BUS 339 - Quantitative Methods (3)
BUS 350 - Commercial Law (3)
BUS 365 - Ethics in a Business Environment (3)
ECO 203 - Macroeconomics and Literacy (3)
ECO 204 - Microeconomics and Business (3)
MTH 115 - Finite Mathematics (3)
MTH 235 - Calculus I (4)
Doane Accounting Club
Doane Accounting Club is an active club aimed at helping students better understand the accounting profession. The club regularly schedules guest speakers and arranges visits to accounting firms and businesses. Members also learn interviewing skills/techniques through mock interviews. During the spring semester, Accounting Club members help Doane students with their personal taxes by guiding them through the process and giving them the confidence to preparing their own return. Accounting Club members also contribute to the Doane community by becoming lab assistants and tutors for the principles-level accounting courses. They also assist the Doane Relay For Life committee with accounting tasks.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national business association devoted to promoting interest in various fields ranging from accounting to computer programming.  
Lauren Schmidt

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At Doane, I'm able to pursue all of my passions while obtaining an accounting degree that prepares me to sit for the CPA exam.

Lauren Schmidt ’19

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