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What can I do with my degree in Accounting?

About the program

Outstanding accountants keep businesses ahead of the curve by solving problems, building sound financial strategies and ensuring good fiscal health. By entering Concordia’s accountancy program, combined with our hands-on co-op program, you will build skills for good business practice. Our graduates experience excellent career prospects and achieve great results at national professional accounting examinations. For the latest information on programs, visit the Accountancy program page.

Skills developed

As a student in Accounting, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Prepare, read, and analyze financial statements
  • Bookkeeping and budgeting skills
  • Calculate product / service cost
  • Concentrate and pay attention to details
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Numerical computation skills
  • Interpret facts and figures
  • Knowledge of auditing theory and practice
  • Perform numerical computation & mathematical Reasoning
  • Perform operations analysis
  • Understand tax system and tax planning

  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write technical reports and essays
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Analyze and evaluate information
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Accounting Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Audit Agencies
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Computer Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Engineering Firms
  • Factories
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels / Restaurants
  • Human Resource Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Companies
  • Laboratories
  • Labour Unions
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Marketing and Market Research Agencies
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Nonprofit and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research and Development Centres
  • Resource and Utility Companies
  • Revenue Québec
  • Software Companies
  • Statistics Canada
  • Stock Exchange
  • Tax Departments

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Accounting Clerk / Technician
  • Accounts Payable Administrator
  • Assistant Auditor
  • Assistant Controller
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Bank Officer / Teller / Clerk
  • Benefits Administrator / Benefits Officer
  • Bookkeeper   
  • Broker
  • Budgeting / Forecasting Analyst
  • Claims Adjuster / Examiner
  • Cost Analyst / Estimator   
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Aid Officer / Financial Trust Officer
  • Financial Associate / Analyst / Planner
  • Financial Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst   
  • Junior Accountant
  • Loan Administrator
  • Mortgage / Loan Officer  
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Risk Analyst
  • Securities Agent and Investment Dealer
  • Tax Accountant (entry-level)

  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Commercial Risk Methodologist
  • Cost Estimator
  • Database Technician / Analyst
  • Employee Benefits Consultant
  • Information Specialist
  • Inventory Strategist
  • Invoicing Clerk
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Risk Management Analyst   

  • Appraiser
  • Claims Adjuster / Representative
  • Insurance Agent
  • Securities Broker
  • Underwriting Trainee
  • Underwriter   

  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Health Care Analyst
  • Operations Assistant
  • Pension Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Administrator
  • Tax / Audit Associate

  • Education Developer
  • Financial Awards Officer
  • Program Advisor / Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Tutor / Instructor
  • Undergraduate Program Assistant

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Accounting

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Accountant
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Analyst & Portfolio Manager
  • Auditor
  • Bank Manager
  • Certified General Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • College Teacher
  • Controller
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Strategist / Investment Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Mortgage Manager
  • Rate Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Director / Manager / Specialist
  • Trader
  • Treasurer
  • University Professor

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

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