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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online accounting degree often pursue professional accounting, auditing or other financial recording and reporting positions in a variety of business, nonprofit, government or financial service settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Accounting firm
  • Bank
  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Financial services firm
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance agency
  • Law firm
  • Mortgage company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Self employed
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Actuarial assistant
  • Billing clerk
  • Billing coordinator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Consultant
  • Escrow officer
  • Forensic accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Independent auditor
  • Inventory analyst
  • Junior accountant
  • Loan administrator
  • Payroll clerk
  • Public, Tax or Cost accountant
  • Staff accountant
  • Tax advisor
  • Tax preparer

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.