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.

Audit in Action: Black History Month Feature: Yousdad Celne

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For Black History Month, get to know some black accountants from the auditing profession. Meet Yousdad Celne, Associate at PwC US.

What led you to choose a career in accounting?

My parents are Haitian immigrants and …

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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

  • Bedminster, New
  • Talent Acquisition Senior Director, Campus Recruiting ADP
Meet Lisa >
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Global Chief People Officer Obviously
Meet Karen >
  • Marlton, New
  • Project Manager C.Mchugh General Contractor
Meet Chuck >
  • Boston, MA
  • Senior Analyst, Business Intelligence Aetion
Meet Eric >
  • West Chester, PA
  • Director of Finance Corporation Service Company
Meet Christopher >
  • Erie, CO
Meet Kirk >

Ava Lala

  • Denver, CO
  • Ava Lala Coaching
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  • California, USA
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  • Greater Philadelphia
  • Founder/CEO Pearl's Sales & Marketing Consultancy
Meet Pearl >
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • High School Mathematics Teacher Edison Township Public Schools
Meet Tina >
  • Braintree, MA
  • Amazon Reseller Self Employed
Meet Scott >
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Regional Director of Client Development Northern Trust Corporation
Meet Andrew >

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,…

Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow

Taught by Earl Stice
The cash flow statement is one of the three primary financial statements, but because it has only been around since…

AI in Fintech Essential Training

Taught by Michael McDonald
Robo-advisors, cryptocurrencies, and other technological innovations have been disrupting the finance world for years, challenging old ways of working with…

Freelancing and Consulting in User Experience

Taught by Cory Lebson
Freelancing provides you with the freedom to choose your clients and UX projects, and—as you enjoy this increased flexibility—it can…

Business Math

Taught by Earl Stice
If you lack a zest for numbers, you may have been tempted to disregard math after wrapping up your formal…

Finance and Accounting Tips

Taught by Earl Stice
Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation…

Financial Forecasting with Big Data

Taught by Michael McDonald
Big data is transforming the world of business. Yet many people don’t understand what big data and business intelligence are,…

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.…

Finance Foundations: Business Valuation

Taught by Earl Stice
Do you know the value of your business? Business valuation is critical when selling a small business, bringing on a…

Running a Profitable Business: Calculating Breakeven

Taught by Earl Stice
Starting a business can be pricey. Breakeven analysis and cost-volume-profit analysis will help you understand when—and if—your business will start…

Taxes and Accounting for Music

Taught by Richard Stim
Most musicians count themselves lucky to make money at a career they love. But income means taxes, and taxes can…

Financial Analysis: Making Business Projections

Taught by Rudolph Rosenberg
Estimating future financial performance plays a big part in the life of start-ups and corporations large and small. By looking…

Running a Profitable Business: Revenue Recognition

Taught by Earl Stice
Revenue recognition determines when a sale should be recorded: This month or next month? This year or next year? This…

Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting

Taught by Earl Stice
Managerial accounting helps managers make decisions using an organization’s financial data. An understanding of managerial accounting helps you figure out…

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (2015)

Taught by Earl Stice
If you’re looking to grow your career and take on greater responsibility within your organization, you’ll need to demonstrate a…

Planning a Web Design Portfolio: Growing Your Freelance Business

Taught by Lauren Bacon
A great portfolio can make the difference between landing a new client and losing a sale. In this course, you’ll…

Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Financial Ratios

Taught by Earl Stice
Financial ratios—such as ROI (return on investment) or ROA (return on assets)— are a valuable tool for measuring a company’s…

QuickBooks: Advanced Bookkeeping Techniques

Taught by Bonnie Biafore
View Bonnie’s LinkedIn Newsletter Master tricky income, expense, and banking transactions in QuickBooks with these tips and techniques from Bonnie…

The Making of Amsterdam Mist: The Structures

Taught by Bert Monroy
Bert Monroy creates digital paintings that fool the eye and delight the senses. And he’s been at it for over…

Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel

Taught by Rudolph Rosenberg
Learn how to analyze the top line (or revenue) of your company and identify areas of under- or overperformance with…

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