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Explore our variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs with courses and specializations in auditing and managerial and financial accounting:

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B.S. in Accounting

General Program
Public Accountancy

B.S. in Business Administration

Accounting

M.S. in Accounting

Accounting for the Professional
Accounting With CPA Emphasis
Self-Designed

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Managerial Accounting

Doctor of Business Administration

Accounting
Individual courses

ACBSP Accredited in Accounting

Walden has received Accounting Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.

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Roberto Castaneda“Never before has the accounting profession been in a position to help businesses grow as it does today. CEOs and managers use accountants as business consultants, internal control gurus, and strategists that help provide needed information for management decision making. The accounting profession continues to grow at a time when companies are facing steep competition both domestically and internationally.

We believe that Walden’s accounting programs help students meet this demand by preparing them with cutting-edge knowledge through our accounting curriculum, seasoned faculty, and hands-on course applications. Our curriculum combines theory and research with relevant knowledge and strategies. Our seasoned accounting faculty has on average more than 25 years of accounting experience and all are certified public accountants. Our students experience hands-on application, both with course content and relevant issues accountants would face in the accounting profession. Walden professors, through an unmatched commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, prepare students with the skills to apply knowledge creatively and immediately.”

Roberto Castaneda
Program Director

Meet our faculty of accounting professionals who bring specialized knowledge in the areas of auditing, managerial and financial accounting, taxes, and governmental accounting along with real-world experience in executive accounting and finance positions from Fortune 500 companies, public accounting, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Accounting Faculty

Discover the latest trends and issues in accounting by attending an upcoming conference:

American Accounting Association International Accounting Section of the AAA 
Dates: February 20 – 22, 2014
Location: San Antonio Texas

25th Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Global Fraud Conference
Dates: June 15–20, 2014
Location: San Antonio

National Association of Black Accountants 2014 National Convention & Expo
Dates: June 18–21, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.

AWSCPA National Women’s Accounting & Leadership Conference
Dates: June 26–27, 2014
Location: Morristown, N.J.

2014 General Audit Management Conference
Dates: March 24–26, 2014
Location: Orlando, Fla.

ALPFA Annual Convention
Dates: Aug. 2–5 2014
Location: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

American Accounting Association 2014 Annual Meeting
Dates: Aug. 2–6, 2014
Location: Atlanta

2014 Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Annual Conference 
Dates: September 28 – October 1, 2014
Location: New Orleans

American Institute of CPAs Controllers Conference
Dates: November 18 - 19, 2014
Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

A Walden degree can give you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career in accounting. Visit the Career Services Center for a portfolio of additional online tools and resources.

Public Accounting 

  • Auditing/assurance services
  • Environmental accounting
  • Financial planning
  • Forensic/investigative accounting
  • Information technology services
  • International accounting
  • Personal taxes

Corporate Accounting

  • Budget analysis
  • Cost accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Internal auditing 
  • Tax planning

Government

  • Auditing
  • Budget analysis
  • Financial management
  • Financial reporting
  • Research

Nonprofit 

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial planning
  • Internal auditing
  • Record keeping

Recommended Job Search Websites

www.moneyjobs.com 
www.usajobs.gov
www.nonprofit-jobs.org

Defining the New Accountant

Defining the New Accountant

A new industry brief examines the changing role of the accountant and the rise of managerial accounting.

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There are a variety of organizations and publications that can help support your career in accounting. Choose from:

American Accounting Association
www.aaahq.org

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
www.aicpa.org

American Society of Women Accountants
www.aswa.org

American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants
www.awscpa.org

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
www.acfe.com

Association of Government Accountants
www.agacgfm.org

Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors
www.ahia.org

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
www.alpfa.org

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
www.cfainstitute.org

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
www.cimaglobal.com

Chief Financial Officer
www.cfo.com

Corporate Governance
www.corpgov.net

Financial Accounting Standards Board
www.fasb.org/home

FASB Codifications
https://asc.fasb.org/home

FASB Emerging Issues Task Force
www.fasb.org/jsp/FASB/Page/SectionPage&cid=1218220137512

FASB Interpretations and Position Statements
www.fasb.org/st/

Federal Reserve Bank
www.federalreserve.gov

Financial Executives International
www.financialexecutives.org

Governmental Accounting Standards Board
www.gasb.org

Government Finance Officers Association 
gfoa.org

Institute of Internal Auditors 
na.theiia.org/Pages/IIAHome.aspx

Institute of Management Accountants
www.imanet.org

International Accounting Standards Board
www.iasb.org/Home.htm

Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.gov

National Association of Black Accountants
www.nabainc.org

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
www.nasba.org

National Society of Accountants
www.nsacct.org

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
pcaobus.org

Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements
www.aicpa.org/Research/Standards/AuditAttest/Pages/SSAE.aspx

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
www.sec.gov

Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com

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By passing the Certified Public Accountant Exam, you demonstrate the knowledge and competency to obtain a license to practice. The following resources can help you learn more about this exam:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The AICPA is the national association for all accounting practitioners and sets the standards, content, and questions that are tested on the exam.
www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/Pages/BecomeaCPA.aspx

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
NASBA is the national association that oversees the relationships between state boards of accountancy throughout the United States.
www.nasba.org

State Exam Requirements
www.nasba.org/exams/cpaexam

CPA Exam Content
www.aicpa.org/BECOMEACPA/CPAEXAM/EXAMINATIONCONTENT/Pages/default.aspx

CPA Exam Tutorial and Sample Tests
www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/CPAExam/ForCandidates/TutorialandSampleTest/Pages/exam_tutorial_parallel.aspx

CPA Exam Requirement by State

Eligibility requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary by state. Click here to learn more.

Obtaining a professional certification can help you in your job search or increase the marketability of your skills to advance in your current organization. Earning your certification demonstrates a commitment to your professional development and to your field. Below are some widely known certifications that you may want to consider:

Certified Financial Planner
www.cfp.net

Certified Fraud Examiner
www.acfe.com

Certified Government Financial Manager
www.agacgfm.org/CGFM-Certification/overview.aspx

Certified Internal Auditor
http://na.theiia.org/certification/CIA-Certification/

Certified Management Accountant
http://imanet.org/cma_certification/cma_resource_center/cma_champions

Certified Public Accountant
www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/Pages/BecomeaCPA.aspx

Chartered Global Management Accountant
www.cgma.org

The following webinars are offered online for Walden students and alumni: 

Steps in Obtaining Your CPA Designation
In this 60-minute webinar, Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Salvador Gonzalez discuss the steps students need to take when preparing for the Certified Public Accountant exam. They will discuss which topics will be covered, the frequency at which the exam is offered, and other important student resources.

Myths About CFOs and Controllers 
CFO and controller positions continue to evolve in U.S. companies, and the advent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has only heightened the need for the CFO to be prepared. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Salvador Gonzalez investigate some of the challenges and opportunities CFOs and controllers face. This webinar will cover some of the myths of the CFO and controller and how the controller position continues to be the steppingstone to the CFO suite.

Growing in Professional Organizations Today: The Accountant Practitioner 
Today’s accounting students follow a long line of tradition in an ever-evolving profession. Dr. Marc McIntosh and Dr. Roberto Castaneda discuss the emerging trends and technologies affecting the accounting profession, the changing role of accountants in today’s global economy, and the skills required for career advancement.

Surviving the Next Economic Crisis
In the recent past, the U.S. economy has encountered turmoil that has affected many lives. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Salvador Gonzalez discuss how individuals can better prepare themselves personally and professionally in order to thrive during these downturns.

Investments: Stock Markets and Alternatives 
Navigating an uncertain economy is on the minds of many Americans who want to buy a home, save money for their child’s education, or set aside funds for retirement. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Marc McIntosh examine which strategies to follow and which investment vehicles can help them meet their financial goals.

Upcoming webinars

Why A Professional Certification? (PDF)
Accounting students overwhelmingly view the Certified Public Accountant certification as a valuable augmentation to their degree. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Renee Williams identify other certifications that employers demand of new accounting graduates. This webinar reviews the various accounting certifications, along with how some of Walden’s accounting courses correlate to these certifications.

Understanding Accounting Industry Employment Trends: Implications for Accounting Education and Career Planning (PDF)
The accounting profession continues to grow at a double-digit rate, and it’s a student’s responsibility to be prepared for this unprecedented demand. Dr. Malcolm McLelland and Dr. Roberto Castaneda explore some of the factors influencing the accounting profession and what students can do to better prepare themselves to take on an accounting role.