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The language of business.

Accounting is truly the language of business. From financial reporting to strategic planning, to tax reporting and regulatory compliance, one common thread that underlies all business decision is the use of accounting information.

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A Future in Accounting

A Future in Accounting

A bachelor's degree in accounting provides employment in many private and public accounting jobs and is a natural preparation for a graduate degree. Accounting students at Isenberg have one of the top placement rates and highest starting salary of all the majors at Isenberg. Student can easily achieve a master's degree in accounting in as soon as two semesters after the senior year.



Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Be a part of one of the largest VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs in the country that offers both foreign and domestic tax assistance. This program allows accounting students to offer free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers as part of VITA at Isenberg. Students use their accounting knowledge to help individuals file their tax returns, answer pressing tax questions and offer tax-related guidance. The experience gives students an opportunity to hone their people skills and to practice their tax preparation skills in a live setting. 

Semester in the Profession

The Semester in the Profession program, more commonly called the “SIP Program,” allows qualified accounting majors to spend part of the spring semester, typically in the junior year, gaining valuable, full-time, professional experience in public accounting.  SIP interns typically work 8-9 weeks, enhance their prospects for a career position, and still stay on track for graduation. Participants who complete the program earn up to 15 credits for the semester by participating in an internship practicum course (usually 9 credits) and taking two intensive accounting courses after the students return to campus. Learn more about the SIP Program here.

Median starting salary for accounting grads in 2023
Students who obtained employment within 6 months of graduation in 2023
Accounting alumni, most in the New England area
Public Business School in the Northeast, 2024
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Career Paths in Accounting

Career Paths in Accounting

Accounting majors take positions in a broad spectrum of industries, including banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, real estate developers, and accounting firms. Many students chose to complete their Master of Accounting (MSA) degree in as soon as two semesters after the senior year. Isenberg's Office of Career Success is dedicated to serving the career and professional development needs of Isenberg students.

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Accounting Faculty

Accounting Faculty

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Chris Agoglia
Christopher P. Agoglia
Richard Simpson Endowed Professor
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Orhan Akisik
Orhan Akisik
Senior Lecturer II
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Richard J. Asebrook
Professor Emeritus
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Bradley Bennett
Bradley Bennett
Department Chair & Ronald C. Mannino Faculty Fellow
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Jeremiah W. Bentley
Richard Dieter MS ‘66 & Susan C. Dieter Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor
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Kerri Bohonowicz
Kerri Bohonowicz
Senior Lecturer
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Graham Gal 2022
Graham Gal
Associate Professor
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Yoon Ju Kang
Associate Professor
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Thomas E. Kida
Professor Emeritus
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Andrew Kitto
Assistant Professor
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Catherine Lowry
Catherine West Lowry
Senior Lecturer II
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Ronald C. Mannino
Professor Emeritus
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W. Timothy Mitchell
W. Timothy Mitchell
Clinical Associate Professor
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David Piercey
David Piercey
John F. Kennedy Endowed Professor
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Jennifer Roy
Associate Chair, Department of Accounting | Graduate Faculty Director, MS Accounting | Lecturer
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Lynda Schwartz
Professor of Practice, Director of Forensic Accounting and Data Analytics Curriculum
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Matthew G. Sherwood
Assistant Professor
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Richard H. Simpson
Professor Emeritus
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James F. Smith
Professor Emeritus
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Pamela Trafford
Pamela Trafford
Senior Lecturer II
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Contact Us

Department of Accounting 
Room 232
Isenberg School of Management
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003