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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who pursue an online accounting degree often pursue supervisory or management positions in accounting, auditing, and other financial recording and reporting functions.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Accounting firm
  • Bank
  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Financial services agency
  • Government (IRS, SEC, DOD)
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Mortgage company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Self-employment
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager/director
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assistant or divisional controller
  • Assistant treasurer
  • Billing manager/supervisor
  • Chief financial officer
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Forensic accountant
  • Independent auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Manager, financial service
  • Purchasing manager
  • Senior tax accountant
  • Treasurer
  • Treasury analyst

*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.