What is Accounting?

 Accounting is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps manager, investors, tax authorities, and other decision makers make resource allocation decisions.

What does that mean?  If you are like most, the study of accounting seems both daunting and tedious.  For those of us who have made this profession our career, we see excitement and fascination in how accounting is able to illuminate the activities of a company.  Is it for you?  What will you do with that accounting degree?  Are there jobs in accounting it today's economic environment?

Let me assure you that the accounting profession is alive and kicking!  There are indeed jobs and there will continue to be jobs into the foreseeable future.  Accounting is consistently ranked very high as a growth field by every survey conducted.  In addition, your potential salary will be one of the top salaries you can get with an undergraduate degree.

At its core, accounting is a means of telling a company's story.  What does the company do?  How well do they do it?  What were the successes and failures along the way?  What does the future hold?

At Tennessee Tech, our accounting curriculum is designed to provide the education necessary for a student to tell that story and to begin a successful career in professional accounting.

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