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There’s a place for an accountant in every business, in every industry; public accounting, government, private industries. Even privately owned, small family businesses need accounting.
Carla Spalding Baker Accounting Program

This program provides students with a bachelor’s degree who wish to complete the educational requirements for the CPA exam the additional education needed to meet Michigan’s educational requirements.

Students wishing to become eligible to sit for the examination in other states or need further information are advised to contact the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Students are strongly advised to contact the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for further information about the requirements of becoming a CPA in Michigan.

Career Facts

  • The average annual salary for Accountants is about $54,500.
  • Salaries increase to an average of $57,000 for tax preparation accountants, and an average of $47,200 for accountants working for state government.
  • Employment opportunities for Accountants are expected to grow 18 percent by 2016, which is faster than average.
  • Faster-than-average growth of Accountant and Auditor jobs will result from an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances.
  • There will be growing demand for forensic accountants due to an increased focus on investigating financial crimes.
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