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An Accounting degree provides outstanding career opportunities in a variety of industries.

Accounting is frequently referred to as “the language of business.” Accounting impacts every business of every size and every industry, making a degree in accounting multi-faceted, versatile and of ever-increasing demand.

A degree in accounting at Florida Southern provides a deep understanding of accounting and business topics such as taxation, auditing, financial statement analysis, development and execution of a business plan, and business transaction planning and structuring. The rich background and deep technical knowledge that our professors impart upon our students enables graduates to successfully pursue a variety of opportunities, such as public or private accounting, corporate accounting or business roles, and government positions, to name a few.

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Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Top Reasons to choose Accounting at florida southern college

Career Placement

Our students find rewarding, satisfying, high-paying internships and jobs, made possible by faculty relationships with local, regional and national accounting firms and corporations, and opportunities to network directly with professionals.

Student Engagement

Accounting students at Florida Southern have a unique, enviable comradery which we credit to the nurturing small classroom environment with a focus on engaged learning as well as available student organizations such as the Accounting Student Association and Beta Alpha Psi.

Accounting Alumni Association

Through the AAA, students can network with successful graduates of the accounting program to establish lasting professional relationships. Alumni provide a unique perspective on life as a student at FSC, the transition to a professional career and beyond.

Direct Mentorship

Each accounting major is assigned an accounting professor as a mentor, who directly and consistently guides the student on class selections and schedules, career and internship options, and other relevant decisions.

Engaged Learning with Small Class Sizes

Students are presented with high level topics in a small classroom setting with direct access to professors. Professors successfully break down concepts into an easy-to-understand format creating a strong foundation in accounting with an emphasis on deductive reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills.

Professional Community Support of the Program

The Institute of Accounting Excellence (IAE) is a board made up of accounting professionals from all across central Florida, including CEOs, business owners, accounting firm partners/owners, and those in esteemed accounting roles throughout a multitude of industries at varying levels. The board guides the core principles of the accounting program while providing insight into the development of the profession from a practical perspective.

An FSC Accounting degree will most certainly open up tremendous possibilities and lead to career success. It teaches you to be a critical thinker and a problem solver that can prepare you for a number of career paths. If you have in interest in accounting, finance, or business, a degree in accounting is a great investment in your future career.

— Chuck Foss, CPA, PFS
President at Core Wealth Advisors

Meet our Mocs

Cameron Webb

Cameron Webb

We got to see how the distribution process works for Publix, Walmart, and Target, and how they ship out all these orders on time while working around the issue of breakage in their warehouse. This is something you don’t think about in class but rather learn in the field.

Rea Joerger

Florida Sothern’s accounting program and faculty aided me in preparing, networking and ultimately securing a job with one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. The experience of all the accounting professors goes far beyond the classroom, which has assisted and inspired me throughout my education.

Daphne Compere

My favorite aspect of FSC’s accounting program is the small intimate classrooms and all the supportive accounting professors. During my time here, I was able to secure an internship at Adamson+Co, an accounting firm in Winter Haven. It is both rewarding and exciting that I am able to use the skills I have acquired within the program in actual practice!

William James

By combining my knowledge gained from both the Accounting and the Computer Science departments, I was able to excel at an IT Internal Audit Internship with Jabil, a Fortune 500 company, as well as secure a post-graduation internship with Grant Thornton, one of the largest international accounting firms.

Chase Ibbotson

Joining Florida Southern's accounting program has been the best decision I have made. The knowledge and mentorships that were gained during my tenure in Florida Southern's accounting program not only allowed me to excel in the classroom and CPA exam but also led me to a role in the public accounting industry. Currently, working in the public accounting industry I am confident and efficient in the decision making and procedures that are needed on the job.

Shelby Lewis

Knowing my ultimate goal was to attend law school, my advisors and professors blended accounting, tax, and business law in an interdisciplinary, rigorous way that provided the foundation for my legal studies. My professors went above and beyond to ensure I not only had a conceptual accounting background, but also the analytical and innovative ways of thought I would need to adapt to an ever-changing legal landscape.

Charles Gotsch

My position as a Staff Consultant in the Technology Risk practice at the Tampa office of EY would not have been possible without FSC.  Ranging from the vast professional network of Prof. Celina Jozsi, to the coursework that prepared me for the CPA exam, to the College's assistance with landing multiple internships prior to starting full-time, I was fortunate to gain both academic and practical experience that has proven to be invaluable to me in my current role.

Edgar Sandoval

The relationships I was able to forge with my professors during my time at FSC was instrumental in my securing a career after graduation. The intimate classroom settings, the comprehensive coursework, and the outside-of-classroom experiences offered by the program are unmatched in the area. Were it not for my professors dedicating themselves to seeing students succeed beyond the classroom, I would not find myself where I am at today.

Accounting Information Systems

In ACC 3105 Accounting Information Systems, you can expect to get hands-on experience recording and analyzing business transactions using a variety of current and emerging technologies. In this class, students create their own company and dive into a real Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to record their own transactions (sales, purchases, payments, and more) to see how a company records transactions and ultimately reports them on the financial statements.

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Take it to the next level at FSC by completing our Master of Accountancy

FSC Accounting students can start the program early and save time and money!

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Featured Accounting Faculty

Celina Jozsi
- Instructor of Accounting

Professor Jozsi has been recognized as Tampa Bay Hispanic Woman of the Year in Education. She is a co-author of a Managerial Accounting book and has earned 20 teaching awards. She is very active in the accounting profession, including serving as a trustee for the FICPA Scholarship Foundation. Moreover, she is a frequent speaker at Continuing Education seminars and was honored as the keynote speaker for the FICPA's Tampa Bay’s second Scholarship Night.

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Network for the Future

Florida Southern students receive a multitude of opportunities to interact with a variety of companies and firms to help build a foundation for their future careers. Through internships, case studies, and other hands-on learning, our accounting graduates are prepared for professional employment and boast a 100% placement rate upon graduation.

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Clubs and More

Extra-curricular organizations associated with this program including the Accounting Student Association, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Dean's Advisory Council enable students to develop lasting friendships and make lasting contributions to the program. Students can also network with accounting professionals at the Annual Accounting Meet the Firms Event, Mock Interviews, and other events provided specifically for accounting majors throughout the year. In addition, participation in the VITA program and assistance to Catapult provide students with concrete practical applications outside of the classroom.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BS
  • Minor

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Accounting Program Contact

Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

Dr. William Quilliam

Accounting Chair
863.680.4279

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