A choice for those oriented towards working in business and management, an Accounting
major provides a solid analytical and quantitative foundation for work in the professional world, whether it is leading your own business or working in accounting for a small business, a non-profit organization or a corporation. Third year students in York’s Specialized Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) program specializing in Accounting may be eligible to participate in a paid internship for up to twelve months.

Career Options in Accounting

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Accounting degree than others.

  • Accounts Manager
  • Actuary
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Banking Representative
  • Business Administrator
  • Business Strategist
  • Certified General Accountant
  • Certified Information Systems Analyst
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Comptroller
  • Corporate Banker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Assistant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Investment Strategist
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Consultant
  • Policy Planner
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Public Accountant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Researcher
  • Risk Manager
  • Securities Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax Accountant
  • Trader
  • Underwriter
  • Venture Capitalist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.