An interview with Dr. Brian McGuire, associate dean and director of accounting programs at the University of Southern Indiana's Romain College of Business and chairman of the Institute of Management Accountants, Inc. (IMA), regarding accounting graduates and the job market was published on AccountingWeb.com. According to the article, while overall employer expectations for hiring college graduates is likely to remain relatively flat, McGuire says he isn't surprised accounting graduates are in high demand.
"Accounting is the language of business, and that's what businesses use to communicate their growth and their progress to their various constituents," he said. "If you look at the CEOs and CFOs of companies, many have accounting backgrounds. With an accounting degree, there are a lot of different paths you can take, like financial reporting, management accounting, tax, budgeting, heath care, or manufacturing. The possibilities are endless because all businesses need accountants."
Read full web article, including McGuire's recommendations to accounting majors on how to stand out to employers. The interview also appeared as the lead article in a recent issue of the AccountingWeb Daily newsletter.