What Can I do With a Degree in Accounting?

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Resources with Ideas for Careers and/or Places of Employment

List of Employers and Job Titles developed from Job Postings in Handshake for Accounting Majors

Accounting majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships or career-related part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from the University Career Center's jobs database where the employer specifically requested accounting majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for accounting majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

  • AAA Oregon/Idaho—Accounting Analyst
  • Acumed—Accountant
  • adidas—Financial Analyst
  • Advanced Navigation and Positioning—Controller or Accounting Manager
  • Affinity Property Management—Junior Accountant
  • Ajilon Finance—Junior Staff Accountant
  • All Classical Public Media/KQAC 89.9—Accountant 
  • All Transmission Parts—Entry Level Accountant
  • Alten Sakai — Entry Level Staff Accountant
  • Argos Scientific— Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • ATI Wah Chang — Financial Analyst
  • Auxier Asset Management—Research Analyst
  • Banfield Pet Hospital—Staff Accountant
  • Beck Group—Consultant/Analyst
  • Benton County — Controller- Health Services
  • Bluestone & Hockley Real Estate Services—Accounting Manager
  • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)—Accountant
  • Boyd Coffee Company—Junior Accountant
  • Brown/Armstrong — Accountant
  • C-Tran—Accounting Manager
  • Campbell Group—Client Accountant
  • CareOregon—Accountant
  • Carson Oil Company—Accountant
  • Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare—Business Manager
  • Cedar River Clinics—Account Representative
  • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council — Fiscal and Administrative Manager
  • Cenveo—Accountant
  • City of Beaverton—Accountant
  • City of Carlton—City Recorder/Finance Officer
  • City of Hillsboro—Financial Analyst, Accounting Technician, Management Analyst
  • City of Portland—Systems Accountant, Management Auditor, Revenue & Tax Specialist III, Information Technology Auditor
  • City of Redmond—Controller/Assistant Finance Director
  • City of Salem—Accountant, Treasury Analyst (Accountant II)
  • City of Vancouver—Budget Analyst C, Accounting Manager
  • Clackamas Community College—Accountant
  • Clackamas County—Assessment & Taxation Clerk I
  • Clackamas River Water—Finance Technician
  • Clark College—Program Support Supervisor 2
  • Columbia Forest Products—Import Document Specialist I, Import Accounting Assistant
  • Columbia River Pilots — Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • Columbia Sportswear—Deduction Analyst, Operations Accounting Manager
  • Columbia State Bank—Audit Officer II
  • Con-way Enterprise Services—Financial Analyst I or II
  • Cook Security Group—Staff Accountant
  • Cosgrave, Vergeer & Kester—Accounting Specialist
  • Cowlitz Bank—Commercial Loan Credit Analyst I
  • Crafts Americana Groups—Junior Level Accountant
  • Custom Decorators— Accounting Manager
  • Daimler Trucks North America—Senior Financial Analyst
  • DeLap White Caldwell & Croy—Staff Accountant
  • Deloitte—Tax Services Consultant
  • Dr. Martens AirWair USA—Staff Accountant
  • Eastern Oregon University (EOU)—Director of Business Affairs
  • Educational Service District 112 (ESD112)—Fiscal Coordinator
  • Ensequence—Controller
  • EY—Tax Advisory Staff, Assurance & Advisory Business Services (Audit)
  • FEI—Staff Accountant
  • Fellner & Kuhn—Staff Accountant
  • Fluence—Accounting Associate
  • Friends of the Children—Accountant
  • Geffen Mesher—Staff Accountant
  • Georgia-Pacific West—Region Analyst, Accountant
  • Grant Thornton—Business Advisory Associate, Assurance Associate, Tax Associate
  • Graphic Products—Entry Level Accountant
  • GTS Services—Finance Manager
  • Health Net—Finance Supervisor
  • Heritage Bank—Industrial Real Property Appraiser V
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP)—Accountant
  • Holiday Retirement Corporation—Business Analyst
  • Hornall Anderson Design Works—Staff Accountant
  • Human Services Council—Accounting Services Manager
  • Idaho Power—Director of Audit Services
  • Intel Corporation—Financial Analyst, Business Analyst
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—Internal Revenue Agent
  • Isler NW—Staff Accountant (Tax and Audit)
  • JR Merit — Accounting Manager
  • Kaiser Permanente—Cost Analyst
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging—Staff Accountant
  • Kelly Financial Resources—Staff Accountant
  • Key Technology—Senior Accountant
  • Kieckhafer Schiffer—Staff Accountant
  • Klarquist Sparkman—GL Accountant Supervisor
  • KPMG—Audit Associate, Tax Associate
  • Kraft Foods—Cost Analyst/Associate Financial Analyst
  • Leupold & Stevens — Senior Financial Analyst
  • Lower Columbia College—Accountant (Fiscal Analyst 2), Assistant Director of Finance
  • Lowry & Associates—Premium Insurance Auditor
  • Lynden—Accountant
  • Made In Oregon—Accountant
  • Marion County—Management Analyst I-Enforcement
  • Mason, Bruce & Girard—Accounting/Contracts Assistant
  • McCormick & Schmick Management Group—Treasury Accountant
  • Mercy Corps—Accounting Manager
  • Mernia & Company—Staff Accountant
  • Miller Paint Company—Accountant/Bank Reconciliation
  • Morrison Center Child & Family Services—Contracts Staff Accounting
  • Moss Adams—Staff Accountant
  • Multnomah County—Finance Technician, Grant Accountant
  • Multnomah Education Service District—Budget Analyst
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group—Lead Senior Analyst
  • National Credit Union Administration —Credit Union Examiner
  • Nau—Senior Accountant
  • Nike—Senior Accounting Assistant
  • Noridian Administrative Services—Auditor I
  • North American World Trade Group—Accountant
  • Northwest Housing Alternatives—Director of Finance and Business Affairs
  • Novellus Systems—AP Manager
  • Novogradac & Company — Staff Accountant
  • Obsidian Finance Group—Tax Professional
  • OIA Global Logistics—International Accounts Analyst I
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre—GL Accountant
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)—Accounting Technician 2
  • Oregon Department of Revenue—Tax Auditor Entry/1
  • Oregon Food Bank—Fiscal Manager
  • Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)—Accounting Technician
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)—Comptroller/Director of Accounting
  • Oregon Liquor Control Commission—Accountant I
  • Oregon Lumber Company—Accountant
  • Oregon Restaurant Association — Financial Systems Coordinator
  • Oregon School of Massage—Accountant
  • Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division—State Auditor 4
  • Oregon State University (OSU)—Accountant I
  • Oregon University System (OUS)—Senior Fiscal Analyst
  • Outside In—Staff Accountant
  • Pacific Natural Foods—Cost Accountant
  • PacifiCorp—General Accountant, Financial Planning Analyst
  • Perkins & Company—Staff Accountant
  • Peterson Sullivan—Accountant
  • Planar Systems—Cost Accountant
  • Port of Portland—Senior Financial Analyst, Accounts Payable Technician I
  • Portfolio Financial Servicing Company—Property Tax Accountant II, Financial Accounting Specialist III
  • Portland Development Commission (PDC)—Business Systems Analyst II, Programmer Analyst I - Assest Management (Housing), Principal Debt Analyst
  • Portland General Electric (PGE)—Accounting Analyst, Business Analyst
  • Portland Impact—Accounting Supervisor
  • Portland Police Bureau—Finance & Office Coordinator
  • Portland VA Medical Center—Accounting Technician, Supervisory Budget Analyst
  • Precision Castparts—Finance Development Program
  • Profectus CPA —  Staff Accountant
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)—Tax Associate, Assurance Associate
  • Quality Health Solutions — Account Coordinator
  • Quiktrak—Audit Quality Analyst
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon—Accountant II
  • Romig & Associates—Staff Accountant
  • Roseburg Forest Products—Accountant
  • SAIF Corporation—Premium Auditor
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program—Fiscal Manager
  • Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook—Accounting Manager
  • Stand for the Children—Staff Accountant
  • State of Oregon—Fiscal Analyst 3, Internal Auditor I
  • Sulzer Pumps (US)—Cost Accountant
  • Sustainable Harvest—Analyst/Bookkeeper
  • Symonds, Evans & Company—Tax Staff Accountant
  • Tacoma Public Schools—Budget Director, Payroll Manager
  • The Standard—Treasury Analyst - Sr., Internal Auditor
  • Tetra Pak—Senior Cost Analyst
  • Thompson Kessler Wiest & Borquist—Staff Accountant
  • Tongue Point Job Corps Center—Accounting Manager
  • TriMet—Grant Accountant
  • Tripwire—Collections/Commissions Accountant
  • TriQuint Semiconductor—Financial Analyst II
  • University of Oregon (UofO)—Senior Director of Gift Planning
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) — Budget Analyst
  • US Bank—Business Ops Analyst 3 
  • US Customs and Border Protection — Auditor
  • US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)—Auditor
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services—Staff Auditor
  • US District Court-Oregon—Financial Auditor
  • US Government Accountability Office (GAO)—Financial Auditor
  • US Navy—Financial Management Trainee Program
  • USDA Forest Service—Auditor
  • Vancouver Housing Authority—Accounting Technician I
  • Waddell & Reed—Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Washington's Lottery—Financial Reporting
  • Washington State Auditor's Office—Assistant State Auditor I
  • Washington State Department of Revenue—Revenue Auditor I
  • Wilken & Company—Accountant/CPA
  • Xerox—Entry Level Accountant
  • YWCA of Greater Portland—Accounting Clerk, Finance & Accounting Manager

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Resources with Descriptions of Typical Accounting-Related Roles

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes careers and includes information on educational requirements, earnings, and job outlook.

Occupation and Wage information from the Oregon Employment Department

Occupation Profiles includes current openings, wage ranges, employment outlook and projections.

Government Classification Specifications

Classification Specifications are generic descriptions of jobs in government agencies. Generally, classification specifications provide an overview of the job and describe essential duties and responsibilities as well as requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and educational requirements. Salary information may also  be included. 

This is not a list of current openings. 

City Positions

City of Beaverton Class Specifications with salary information

City of Gresham Class Specifications with salary information

City of Lake Oswego Classification Specifications with salary information

City of Portland Classification Specifications

City of Tigard Job Classifications with salary information

City of Wilsonville Class Specifications with salary information

County Positions

Clackamas County Classification Specifications

Multnomah County Job Profiles/Class Specifications with salary information

Washington County Classification Specifications with salary information

State Positions

Oregon Classification Specifications

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Professional Associations

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