The Department of Accounting and Taxation, a unit of the Tobin
College of Business, offers several
degree programs. The goal of the Department is to provide
excellence in accounting and tax education by offering programs
that will enrich the lives of our students and will enhance their
professional careers. To this end, the Department offers a choice
of educational programs leading to specializations in public
accounting, controllership, or taxation.
- The public accounting track is suited for the accounting
student wishing to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
- The controllership track is designed for the accounting student
who prefers a career as an upper-level financial management
professional within a corporate atmosphere.
- The taxation track is designed for the accounting student who
prefers a career as a tax professional.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
separately accredits the Department's programs. AACSB
International states in its accreditation standards that:
"Accounting accreditation seeks to improve accounting education in
order to prepare students to serve the needs of society that are
met by the discipline and profession of accounting. The
accreditation process intends to promote the development of
accounting education programs of high quality and to encourage
innovation and continual improvement." The
AACSB-International accredited the Department's accounting and tax
programs both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Adrian Fitzsimons
Bent Hall, Room 364
Many of the Department's programs are designed to meet, by
requisites and prerequisites, the requirements, for licensure
as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of New York.
The requirements contained in Section 52.13(b) of the regulations
of the Department of Education of the State of New York stipulate
the total number of credits (150 credits) required, the minimum
number of credits in professional accountancy (33 credits), and
general business (36 credits).