Since all organizations and businesses require accounting systems, the range of employers is endless. CPA firms are a choice of some, with the Big Four being common employers. Hiring for those firms usually takes place in the fall for positions starting the following summer. Federal, state and local government agencies also offer a wide range of opportunities.
Accounting careers require individuals who are detail-oriented and who are able to effectively organize, analyze, and interpret numerical data. You may be asked to solve quantitative problems or explain complex financial data to others. The following personal attributes are often evident in those who select an accounting or finance field: analytical, logical, decisive, thorough, patient, resourceful, and achievement-oriented.
- Budget Accountant
- Cost Accountant
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Internal Auditor
- Internal Revenue Agent
- Investment Banker
- Management Accountant
- Public Accountant
- Purchasing Agent
- Research Analyst
- Tax Accountant
Some of these career options may require additional training and/or education.
Visit Career Search from the CU Denver Career Center for job information. Please note that before you search, you must contact the Career Center at (303) 556-2250 to obtain the search code.
Graduate Career Connections
Graduate Career ConnectionsTM (GCC) is the newest resource at the CU Denver Business School to connect our students to our business partners. The GCC team cultivates relationships with businesses - large and small, local, regional and national in all business sectors - to help them connect to the infinite skills of Business School students. GCC also mines the student and alumni bodies to find specific talent a business may be looking for - and helps bring the parties together. This is not a search service but a valuable connection resource for students and our business partners.
The GCC office assists you as a Business School graduate student by developing partnerships with local employers, introducing you to these employers and providing additional, more personalized job search support.
The University of Colorado Denver’s full service career center offers you services such as career counseling and coaching, resume and cover letter writing and review, mock interview evaluation, and career search strategies.
Their dedicated staff members bring speakers, job fairs and other events to campus. When you become an alumni, you are given a year of free support from the career center. For more information, contact the career center or alumni relations.