Accounting, frequently called the “language of business,” provides information necessary for evaluating past performance, present operations, and planned future activities for many types of economic organizations. A career in professional accounting is challenging and provides an opportunity for service to individuals, businesses, government, and the entire community.
Academic training in accounting prepares one for employment in industry, small business, banking, large operations, non-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies of all types at the local, state, and national levels. Public accounting firms provide auditing, consulting, and tax services to all types of individuals and organizations. An accounting career enables a person to grow professionally and to advance to responsible positions while exercising considerable independence of thought and judgment.
Potential earnings are excellent. Accountants receive some of the highest salaries of all university graduates. Career success places accountants among the highest earning professionals in the United States.
To be recognized as the leading accounting and taxation programs in the state of Arkansas.
The mission of the Department of Accounting is to provide quality educational experiences that enable students to enter and advance within the accounting profession. In pursuit of this mission, the faculty is committed to providing effective teaching, relevant research, and academic, professional, and community service.
Graduates of our accounting programs should possess:
- Professional and technical knowledge,
- Effective communication skills,
- Analytical thinking abilities,
- Knowledge of professional and ethical standards, and
- Professional aspirations.