BA Accounting

University Campus

Accountants are the lifeline of every business. They steer an organization's financial course, prevent fraud, and help businesses make sound decisions about managing their money. Saint Leo's Accounting program prepares you to succeed in a variety of industries around the world, from multinational corporations to museums to tech-savvy start-ups.

Why choose Accounting at Saint Leo?

Providing one-on-one attention, faculty members mentor and coach you to be successful not only in the classroom, but in the workplace. Faculty members have placed students in internships with Big 4 accounting firms every summer, tapping into their professional networks from years of working in the corporate sector.

Get ready to become certified once you master challenging concepts, such as advanced auditing, financial statement analysis, cost accounting and forecasting. Whether interning for a CPA firm or listening to alumni lecture about their field experiences, you'll understand the importance of accounting in the real world and your ethical responsibilities as a practitioner.

Some amazing classes to take

  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Professional development opportunities

  • CPA certification: Prepare for the CPA exam. Accumulate the required credit hours to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
  • Internships: Our students have interned at Entegra Power Services; Sunrise of Pasco County; Grant Thorton, CPA; SK Financial Services, CPA; Crowe Horwath, CPA; Seema Jain, CPA; Bashor & Legendre, LLP, CPA.
  • Research: Work with faculty on research, and present at conferences.
  • Guest speakers: Meet recruiters, alumni and professionals working in the field, such as FlCPA's Former President, Jose Valiente.
  • Co-curricular activities: Join the Pacioli Accounting Club.
  • Job-ready prep: Learn essential business skills like resume writing, presenting and interviewing.

What can you do with a degree in Accounting?

Most graduates find entry-level accounting positions in profit, not-for-profit and government organizations.

  • CPA
  • Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • IRS Investigator
  • Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Accountant

Where are Saint Leo Accounting grads now?

  • North Carolina State University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Entegra
  • SK Financial Services
  • Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • CPA

Student Resources

View current Accounting student resources and CPA License Information.

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