Career opportunities for forensic accountants and fraud investigators are estimated to grow over the next decade by more than 20 percent along with the demand for internal auditors, corporate security specialists and accounting professionals who specialize in law enforcement, forensic and public accounting.
â€“The National Bureau of Labor Statistics
With an undergraduate degree in accounting, Pfeiffer University students possess the knowledge and skills to compete and succeed in the 21st century workforce. Upon completing one of the nation's most progressive and dynamic accounting programs, students' expertise ranges from the practical application of accounting to the theoretical application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Accounting Standards. Core required courses are designed so that upon completion students meet North Carolina state requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and other certification exams, such as the Certified Fraud Examination (CFE).
Whether the career you desire is in public accounting, corporate accounting or one of the relatively new law enforcement and corporate security options, your experience at Pfeiffer will prepare you to adapt to changes in accounting regulations, the business environment and the profession itself.
Pfeiffer students comprise a very active Accounting Society, whose purpose is to help them expand their vision of the profession and possible career paths, establish networking opportunities and foster lifelong relationships. With opportunities to attend and participate in seminars hosted by accounting and related organizations, students meet professionals from public, corporate and governmental agencies as they provide an overview of their work to the group. The Accounting Society encourages students to join organizations such as ACFE, IIA, IMA, the AICPA and the NCACPAs at discounted student member rates.