Some options for a person holding an accounting degree include working as a public accountant, tax accountant, internal auditor, management consultant or income tax planner, notes California State University. Ultimately, career opportunities depend on the level of degree earned and any professional accounting or finance designations the person has.
Public accountants often need to have education beyond a bachelor's degree, get some accounting experience and pass the Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, exam. These professionals might specialize in a field like taxation or auditing. Accounting research positions are also possible for CPAs, according to Robert Half.
Management accountants, who are responsible for a company's financial information, and internal auditors, who help prevent accounting fraud, often work for private companies. Other options for accounting degree holders include working as a government accountant, information technology auditor or environmental accountant.