Master of Accountancy Careers

Business is all about supply and demand. So is your career.

The accounting field has recently experienced a higher than average growth rate compared to other fields. An August 2019 report by listed “tax manager” as the highest-rated profession for its Best Career Opportunities in the U.S.* And according to PayScale, salaries are also on the rise, along with a workforce that’s almost evenly split along gender lines.

Industry-wide change isn’t just on the horizon — it’s already here. A solid education can empower you to look beyond current best practices while developing the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to succeed in accounting. Advancing your accounting skills through education can help you adapt to serve the needs of a business world that is increasingly influenced by technology and global enterprise. Several factors that support this include:

  • Increased globalization and overseas operations, with accounting standards and tax systems that differ by region and nation
  • A rise in the use of blockchain and digital currency, along with the need to accurately organize, track and manage these assets**
  • An increase in cybercrime and identity theft, which is predicted to result in $6 trillion worth of global losses by 2021***



***Herjavec Group

The accounting profession is growing. Now is your time to shine.

Ready to engage with the exciting and fast-paced world of accounting from a true business perspective? The advanced skills you gain at the University of Nevada, Reno can help you adapt and excel in your career through various positions in the field, including:

  • Certified public accountant
  • Compliance officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Corporate accounting manager
  • Forensic accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Tax manager
  • Credit analyst

Accounting professionals are in high demand throughout the following industries:

  • Banking/financial institutions
  • Government
  • Corporations
  • Schools/colleges
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Private equity firms
  • Retail/manufacturing


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