Success in Numbers.
From manufacturing to government services and service organizations, a degree in accounting opens career doors in almost any employment sector. Accountants understand and speak the language of business. Accountants are more than number crunchers, they are innovators who chart strategic paths. Accountants are bottom-line business essentials. Preparing students to excel in this growing arena is the foundation of the Accounting Concentration in the Walker School of Business. (View Rack Card)
Why Study Accounting at Piedmont?
You might assume an accounting program is an accounting program is an accounting program. That assumption just doesn’t add up – especially at Piedmont. The goal of accounting is to record, report, and interpret economic and financial data for use by decision makers. While the “what” may sound rather straightforward, it is the “how” that makes Piedmont’s program stand out. Our students concentrate on integrity and ethics. They understand, from their professors with on-the-job experience, how critical communication skills are. And they will learn how to lead. The Walker School’s Accounting Concentration can be a first step in securing a CPA or CMA. It is also an excellent foundation for graduate school in business or law.
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The Gospel & Gross Margins
For many, an internship or real-life work experience can affirm a career choice. For others, like Garrett Moore ’19, the impact can have the opposite effect.
And that’s good too.
A finance major who graduated in May, Moore was one of five students who worked with First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville on a special procedures report this year that reviewed and summarized the organization’s annual budget and financial statements.
His role in the three-month project was to analyze the church’s personnel-related expenses. He examined payroll, pension plans and healthcare costs, ultimately completing a three-page report.
While not unpleasant, Moore said the work was not fulfilling. Afterwards, he shifted his career interest from financial auditing to analyst. FULL STORY