Accounting

Why Study Accounting at Fisher?

At Fisher, you'll gain a deep understanding of current accounting theories, practical applications of those theories, and the ethical problems you may encounter in your professional career.

The B.S. in Accounting program blends liberal arts learning and professional education to help you develop critical-thinking skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to ethical decision-making.

Accounting Certificate Program

If you already hold a bachelor's degree in a major other than Accounting, the Accounting Certificate Program will prepare you to meet the requirements to take the CPA exam.

Accelerated Time to an MBA Degree

As an Accounting major, you may qualify for the 4+1 MBA program which would allow you to complete your MBA degree within a year of your undergraduate degree.

Successful Alumni

Nearly 100% of accounting graduates are accepted into graduate school or placed in full-time jobs within 3 months of graduation.

Graduates find positions at such firms as:

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Crowe Horvath
  • Davie Kaplan Chapman & Braverman, P.C.
  • Dejoy, Knauf & Blood
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • EFP Rotenberg
  • Ernst & Young
  • Harris Corporation
  • Insero & Company
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • St. Ann's Home
  • Xerox Corporation

A Variety of Scholarships

In addition to College-sponsored scholarships, there are several scholarships available to support Accounting majors.

  • Advantage Professionals Scholarship
  • Bonadio Accounting Scholarship
  • Charles P. Wolfe Award
  • DuPlessis/Wolfe Scholarship
  • The Gleason Memorial Scholarship
  • Insero & Co. Accounting Scholarship
  • Mengel, Metzger & Barr Accounting Scholarship
  • New York State Society of CPAs Award
  • Otto A. Shults Accounting Excellence Scholarship
  • VanStrydonck Scholarship
  • William E. Rowe Memorial Scholarship

Internship Spotlight

Kait Talbot '15

Kait Talbot

Kait Talbot is one of the many business students thriving in an internship position in the Rochester area. Currently, she serves as an Asset Management Intern at Midwest Servicing, an accounting firm located in Fairport, NY.

A typical day on the job involves assisting the loan officers with acquiring funds from banks and companies, speaking directly with the firm's borrowers, and processing payments from the day's transactions. She has already started to master the art of professional communication with clients, improve her time management skills, and experience the true nature of investment during her time with the firm.

Kait said the most challenging part of the job has been the fact that she has had to learn as she goes and be flexible as she had very little training, which surprised her at first but has ultimately helped her grow.

After graduation in the spring, she hopes to stay in the Rochester area and work in a CPA firm.


Latest Accounting News

 

Tessoni '69 Receives Accounting Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Tessoni '69 Receives Accounting Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award

10/01/2014

St. John Fisher College honored Dr. Daniel Tessoni ’69, Assistant Professor of Accounting in the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, with the Accounting Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award during a luncheon on Wednesday, October 1, held at the Genesee Valley Club. The luncheon served as the kick-off event of the College’s Alumni Weekend. Read More

 

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