After Graduation

Most Lynchburg College accounting majors enter the work force soon after graduation, many accepting job offers even before completing their senior year. Those pursuing CPA certification arrange to earn any additional college credit they may need to reach 150 hours.

Qualified and interested students enter graduate programs in business administration, accounting (including PhD studies), or taxation.

As their careers progress, accounting majors often move into management-level positions in their respective fields, frequently earning additional professional certifications along the way.

Job Titles & Careers for Accounting Majors

Common job titles for individuals who graduate with accounting degrees include:

Assistant Controller
Bank Examiner
Benefits/Compensation Administrator
Budget Analyst
Business Teacher
CIA Agent
Claims Adjuster
Commercial Banker
Commodities Trader
Consumer Credit Officer
DEA Agent
Estate Planner
FBI Agent
Financial Aid Director
Financial Analyst
Fraud Investigator
Fund Raiser
GAO Auditor
Industrial Buyer
Inventory Control Specialist
IRS Agent
Loan Officer
Management Analyst
Payroll Manager
Personal Financial Advisor
Revenue Agent
Securities Broker
Stock Broker
Tax Examiner
Tax Manager/Specialist


SOBE Accounting Graduates

What are these Lynchburg College accounting majors doing? Here is a sample:

  • Michael Mayhew, CPA; Staff Accountant, Snead and Williams, PLLC
  • Erin E. Dunkum, MBA; Staff Accountant, Kearney & Company
  • Roger Silvers, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Utah; Certified Management Accountant candidate 
  • Frank S. Stransky, CPA; Director of Finance, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, Wilmington, Del.
  • Gregory Hammett, CPA, CGFM; Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; MS in Business & Management, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Richelle Hux; Staff Accountant, Lovelace, Norvelle, Mathews & Crews, PC
  • Jason E. Hart, CPA, CFE; Master of Taxation, Virginia Commonwealth University; Supervisor - Business Assurance and Advisory Services, Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves, P.C., Glen Allen, Va.
  • Chad Mather, CPA; Accounting Specialist, Weyerhaeuser Paper Company
  • Richard W. Lewis, CPA, CFE; Audit Supervisor, Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary, & Shreaves, P.C.
  • Robbie Hancock, CPA; Manager, Government Contracts Accounting, Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc.
  • Janel Crite; Staff Accountant, Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield, LLP; graduate student, MBA (with accounting focus), University of New Haven
  • Sarah Howell Hamilton; Accounting Technician IV, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Kelly Nichols, CPA; Senior Accountant, Kearney & Company, Alexandria, VA
  • Drew Throckmorton, CPA; Junior Staff Accountant, Yount, Hyde, & Barbour, CPAs
  • Chris Murray, CPA; Staff Accountant, Brown, Edwards & Co., LLP, CPAs
  • Jerome Franks; Staff I Accountant; Ernst & Young; CPA candidate
  • Jackie Fox, CPA; Staff Auditor, Cotton & Company, LLP