Welcome to the Accounting Industry Connections Community!

Explore your interest in the accounting industry through this page’s various tools and resources. Check out the Accounting 101 resources which provide Villanova-specific information and links to the Firsthand Vault Guides which give a more thorough overview of the accounting profession. The jobs and internships featured on this page are just a sampling of what is posted on Handshake, so log in to view more! To connect with additional alumni involved in accounting, check out the Nova Network.

Villanova Accounting Events & Programs

Opportunities to engage with firms looking to hire students with accounting skills pop up all throughout the semester. Continually check Handshake and newsletters for the most up to date information.

  • Accounting Fall Forum (Fall)
  • Careers in Corporate Finance and Accounting (Fall)
  • Demystifying the Big 4 (Spring)
  • Employer Information Sessions and Events (Ongoing)
  • Society Events (Ongoing)

Preparing for a Career in Accounting

Do you need to be an accounting major, have 150 credits, or get your CPA to work in accounting? It depends on the type of work you are going to do. Review the website of the Accounting and Information Systems Department at Villanova and the CPA Associates website to learn more.

Forensic Accounting: Definition and Overview

Forensic accounting is a type of accounting that “follows the money” and analyzes financial information to look for evidence of potential financial misconduct. Forensic accountants investigate companies’ and people’s financial records and use accounting and legal skills to interpret and …

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How to Choose an Accounting Career Path

With so many different paths to take in accounting, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. We’ve broken down some of the most common career paths to give you a sense of what each job …

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Industry 101 Guides

Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Greater Philadelphia
  • Founder/CEO Pearl's Sales & Marketing Consultancy
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • High School Mathematics Teacher Edison Township Public Schools
  • Braintree, MA
  • Amazon Reseller Self Employed
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Regional Director of Client Development Northern Trust Corporation
  • St Augustine, Florida
  • Senior Vice President, Technology and Cyber Risk Oversight Citi
  • New York, NY
  • Digital Video Editor The Children's Village
  • Ramsey, NJ
  • Partner - Transaction Advisory Services Citrin Cooperman
  • New York, NY
  • Assistant Vice President Blackstone Group
  • Malvern, PA
  • Director of Financial Planning and Analysis DLL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Human Resources Director Littelfuse
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • Controller, Vice President, CPA FactSet Research Systems Inc.
  • Chester, NJ
  • Troop Leader Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Skill Building Courses

Financial Accounting Part 1

Taught by Earl Stice
Anyone who needs to interpret financial statements or communicate financial results needs a solid understanding of financial accounting. This comprehensive,…

Managerial Economics

Taught by Stefan Michel
Managers can use economics to strategize and solve a variety of business problems, from the mundane to the mission critical.…

Financial Accounting Part 2

Taught by Earl Stice
While their products and services may differ wildly, successful companies have at least one thing in common: they’re savvy with…

Real Estate Deal Structuring: Introduction to the Waterfall Framework

Taught by Symon He
Enlisting partners is a good way to get started in real estate investment without a lot of capital. But how…

Building an Ethereum Blockchain App: 8 Supply Chain Smart Contract dApp

Taught by Michael Solomon
Have you wondered how blockchain can help you create applications that offer greater transparency, traceability, efficiency, and resilience while lowering…

What Is Web3?

Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Whether you realize it or not, and even if you can’t define it, Web3 is everywhere—on social media, in the…

The Undercover Economist: The Economics behind Everyday Decisions (Blinkist Summary)

Taught by Blinkist
Economics play a major role in shaping our everyday lives—from the lattes we buy in the morning to the traffic…

SEO: Competitive Analysis

Taught by Anson Alexander
Curious about what your competitors are up to? Tune into this course to learn how to use SEO tools and…

Accounting Foundations: Statement of Cash Flows

Taught by Earl Stice
Does your job require you to create or interpret statements of cash flow? This document is a key part of…

Finance Foundations: Corporate Governance

Taught by Earl Stice
In this course, Jim and Kay Stice explore the foundations of corporate governance, including key aspects and considerations when creating…

Excel for Accounting

Taught by Madecraft
Excel is one of the most important skills for an accountant to have, but it can be tough if you’re…

Accounting for a Company’s Stock and Dividend Transactions

Taught by Denise Probert
Public companies issue stock to investors, who put money into a company in return for part ownership. They also issue…

Adobe Pen Tool: Mastery

Taught by Deke McClelland
Become more proficient with the Adobe Pen tool by learning advanced techniques, including the proper way to create Bezier curves.…

Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos

Taught by Richard Harrington
Everybody wants an animated logo these days, which is great news for freelance video editors. But what if you’re a…

Data-Driven Project Management: Project Metrics That Matter

Taught by Cyndi Snyder Dionisio
Many companies are shifting toward data-driven decisions for their operations, as well as their projects. In this course, project management…

Data Dashboards in Power BI (2019)

Taught by Helen Wall
View Helen’s LinkedIn Newsletter Power BI is a powerful data analytics and visualization tool that allows business users to monitor…

SAP Financials Essential Training

Taught by Justin Valley
In this course, instructor Justin Valley dives into the financial accounting module of SAP FI ERP. Justin covers the general…

Cost Reduction Tips – How To Cut Costs And Maximize Profits

Taught by Chris Croft
Cost reduction is about making more out of less. By cutting some of its most significant sources of waste and…

SAP BI/BW: Project Design and Implementation

Taught by Michael Management
Get a hands-on guide showing how to go from the theoretical capabilities of SAP Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Warehouse…

Learning Adobe Capture

Taught by Theresa Jackson
If you’re a designer or digital creator, you never know when or where inspiration might strike. Chances are, it won’t…

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