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- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><h3> Intermediate Accounting II</h3><p> In the second course of Intermediate Accounting, you’ll be exposed to a thorough and balanced study of theory, concepts, methods and applications relating to financial accounting with special attention to debt and owner equity measurement and disclosure. We also put an emphasis on earnings per share calculation and accounting for leases and pensions.</p></div>
- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><h4> Federal Individual Income Taxation</h4><p> This course covers the federal income tax laws and regulations impacting individuals. You’ll learn about personal and dependency exemptions, gross income, deductions, losses, tax credits property transactions and federal gifts taxes. You will also gain analytical and problem-solving skills for dealing with individual income tax issues.</p></div>
- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><h4> Accounting Information Systems</h4><p> You will learn about accounting information systems, including systems analysis, design and implementation. We emphasize design and documentation tools and internal controls, focusing on the needs and responsibilities of accountants as end users of systems, system designers and auditors.</p></div>
Accounting is the language of business.
Job opportunities in today’s business climate are better than ever for accountants, and an Alma College accounting degree provides an excellent foundation for any business professional.
Our small classes—taught by experienced certified public accountants (CPAs)—will help you understand the complexities of balance sheets, government regulation, tax law and business strategy
Fast Track to the CPA Exam
CPAs advise individuals, businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies on a wide range of financial matters.
The CPA “Fast Track” for this major enables students to complete the required coursework for the Certified Public Accountant exam in just 4 years, rather than the 5 years required at other schools. The program includes an internship that will provide valuable experience for your first accounting job.
If you follow the schedule, you will be ready to sit for the CPA exam during or immediately after your senior year.
“We wanted more experience on the tax side of accounting, and we saw this as an opportunity to further ourselves and, more importantly, help the community.” — Brooks Hyble
Alma students showcase their business skills and capture 14 awards at state competition.
Taking first-place in the Intern Innovation Challenge was only one defining experience for the accounting major who interned at Koch Industries.