BS in Accounting

Mission of the Accounting Program

The mission of the Accounting program is to prepare students for professional careers in public accounting, private industry accounting, and governmental accounting. The program also prepares students for graduate schools and programs.


The objectives of the program are as follows:

    1. To help students achieve a level of accounting knowledge and critical thinking skills appropriate for accounting professionals
    2. To help students achieve a minimum level of effective communication skills appropriate for accounting professionals
    3. To assist students in acquiring the ability to use technology in making professional business decisions and presentations
    4. To provide qualified accounting graduates to the public, private, and governmental sectors
    5. To provide a fundamental background in the area of accounting theories for students who wish to pursue advanced study and to council students in the planning for graduate studies
    6. To promote research and dissemination of knowledge of developments in the accounting profession (e.g., Wall Street Journal articles regarding FASB, SEC, or AICPA developments
    7. To encourage student interaction with the accounting profession
    8. To analyze the financial accounting and reporting issues faced by multinational companies and the financial reporting principles and practices in countries other than the U.S.


Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires at least 122 semester hours for completion.

Academic Degree Plans for: Bachelor of Science in Accounting (PDF)

Accounting and Related Organization

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Job Titles and Salaries

Accounting Jobs

Accounting Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Accounting Research Resources
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Financial Accounting Standards Board
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Institute of Management Accountants
Internal Revenue Service
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
NABA Southern Region
Securities and Exchange Committee
The Florida Memorial NABA Accounting Club

Accounting Firms

BDO Seidman, LLP

BDO Seidman, LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to private and publicly traded businesses. For more than 90 years, we have provided quality service and leadership through the active involvement of our most experienced and committed professionals.

Dick Pollack & Brant Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, LLP, was established in 1980 and has offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. We are one of the largest public accounting firms in South Florida . We also are one of the top 100 firms in the U.S. , having been named by Bowman’s Accounting Report as one of the “Best of the Best” CPA firms in America for nine consecutive years . Our firm is widely recognized for integrity, knowledge, accuracy and resourcefulness in serving clients as trusted advisors. We believe our growth is an indicator of our clients’ satisfaction.

200 South Biscayne Boulevard
Sixth Floor
Miami, Florida 33131

Deloitte & Touche

In the U.S., Deloitte & Touche USA LLP is the member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, and their subsidiaries) and not by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. The subsidiaries of the U.S. member firm are among the nation’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through nearly 30,000 people in more than 80 cities. Known as employers of choice for innovative human resources programs, they are dedicated to helping their clients and their people excel.

Ernst & Young

The members of the Ernst & Young global organization help companies in businesses across all industries—from emerging growth companies to global powerhouses—deal with a broad range of business issues. Our 103,000 people in more than 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide clients with a broad array of services relating to audit and risk-related services, tax, and transactions.

Fort Lauderdale Miami
100 NE 3rd Avenue 200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 700 Miami, FL 33131-5313
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Grant Thornton International

Grant Thornton International is the world’s leading accounting, tax and business advisory organization dedicated to mid-size companies. Partners of the member firms of Grant Thornton provide personal attention and seamless service delivery to public and private clients around the globe.

Suite 1100
777 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Kaufman, Rossin & Co

Kaufman, Rossin & Co. started as a two-man firm more than 40 years ago and has grown into Florida’s largest independent CPA firm. We got that way by focusing on the needs of every client, every day.

2699 S Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133


In 1999, KPMG achieved record revenues of US$12.2 billion, a 17 percent increase driven by all of our major service lines. More than 100,000 KPMG professionals in member firms worldwide collaborate across industry, service and national boundaries to deliver professional services in 159 countries. This enviable network of firms is connected through three operating regions, bringing together our local and national resources with greater flexibility, responsiveness and consistency of service delivery worldwide.

Fort Lauderdale Miami
Suite 750 One Biscayne Tower
Las Olas Centre 2 South Biscayne Boulevard
450 East Las Olas Boulevard Miami FL 33131
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301

Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A

Founded in 1974, Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A has grown to be one of the largest independently owned and operated CPA firms in Florida. With offices in Orlando, Miami, Clearwater, and Tallahassee, we service clients throughout the Southeast. Through our relationship with Moore Stephens International Limited, we service clients throughout the world. Find out more about our services and industry specialties.

14750 NW 77th Court
Suite 306
Miami Lakes, FL 33016

Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra

A firm with a 35-year tradition, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra provides highly personalized service to a broad range of clients, from individuals to public and private entities. MBAF’s professional staff of CPAs and consultants, led by a hands-on management team, offers a depth of business experience, market knowledge and technical expertise, coupled with responsive client service.

1001 Brickell Bay Drive; 9th Floor
Miami, Florida 33131

Ocariz, Gitlin & Zomerfeld

Ocariz, Gitlin & Zomerfeld is dedicated to pooling the talents and resources of its partners and staff to continue developing a firm respected for quality services provided in a timely manner. The firm is committed to expansion that will benefit both its staff and clients. Established in 1989 the firm has experienced a tremendous rate of growth. The firm has 30 members in its tax, auditing and consulting divisions providing various services to South Florida businesses. Ocariz, Gitlin & Zomerfeld, LLP functions as a business advisor and plays a key role in decision-making regarding transactions that have a financial impact on our clients.

999 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Suite 1045
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro LLC

Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro LLC offers a full-line of services including accounting, auditing, tax, financial due diligence, forensic accounting, internal audit, litigation support, business consulting, and management advisory services. We have undertaken these engagements only when we were capable of providing quality service to our clients. It is our intention to continue to expand our expertise, within the capabilities and resources available to us, to meet the ever-growing needs of our clients. Our firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). We are also members of the Private Companies Practice Section and SEC Practice Section of the AICPA. We provide assistance to clients in a wide variety of industries.


PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services for public and private clients primarily in four areas: corporate accountability; risk management; structuring and mergers and acquisitions; and performance and process improvement.

Fort Lauderdale
200 East Las Olas Boulevard; Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1900
Miami, Florida 33131-2330

Rachlin Cohen & Holtz LLP

Rachlin Cohen & Holtz LLP connects passion, integrity and excellence to provide innovative solutions and unparalleled service. Rachlin holds the distinction of being one of the nation’s 100 largest public accounting firms, as well as one of the largest independent accounting and advisory services firms in the Southeast.

Ft. Lauderdale Miami
Las Olas Centre One Southeast Third Ave
450 E. Las Olas Blvd Tenth Floor
Suite 950 Miami, FL 33131
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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