ACCOUNTING

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Overview

When you major in Accounting, you gain knowledge in taxation, cost accounting, capital management, money and banking. You’ll be prepared to be part of a company’s financial operations and help company decision-makers to allocate resources and maximize profit. You’ll be ready for a successful career in the public, private or nonprofit sector, including being well prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

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Accounting

Accounting, joint B.S./M.S.

What you’ll study:


Principles of accounting, finance, taxation, auditing, management, marketing, economics, statistics.

What you can do


Become an accountant, a financial analyst, a controller, a tax examiner or a financial advisor.



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Students have interned at:

  • Ernst & Young as a junior auditor
  • Johnson & Johnson in general accounting
  • ADP management services company
  • Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G)
  • Kindersmile in accounting
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Fast Facts

  • We offer a B.S. and a joint B.S./M.S. in Accounting.
  • The joint degree allows you to complete both B.S. and M.S in five years.
  • Bloomfield College Accounting alumni have gone on to hold high-level positions with major corporations, including Lead SOX Coordinator at Verizon Wireless and Director at ADP.
  • You'll get exposure to real-world situations through in-class assignments and internships.
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You could be …

An accountant or auditor: Median pay $68,150 per year. Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time.

A tax examiner: Median pay $52,060 per year. Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents ensure that federal, state and local governments get their tax money from businesses and citizens. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed and collect overdue tax payments.

A financial analyst: Median pay $81,760 per year. Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals about money and investment decisions.

A financial manager: Median pay $121,750 per year. Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

A bookkeeper: Median pay $38,390 per year. Bookkeepers produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements and check financial records for accuracy.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


Accounting Student

Contact Information

Robert Collmier

Robert Collmier

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1389
Office: 53 Fremont, Room 2
Email
Karen Luchka

Karen Luchka

Interim Instructor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1413
Office: 53 Fremont, Room 5
Email




“The Accounting program is comprehensive and provides students with a variety of courses that not only focus on accounting concepts, principles and theory, but also teach students about budgeting techniques, financial statement preparation, federal taxation, cost accounting, auditing and not-for-profit accounting. The program provides students with the technical skills they need and prepares them for various employment opportunities within the field of accounting.”

– Karen Luchka, Bloomfield Accounting faculty

“It’s a place where professors care about the students and their success. Small class sizes and relationships with the faculty are the priority.”

– Christie Cruse, Bloomfield Business faculty
“Many of our business students go on to have very successful careers.”

– Maryann Di Liberto, Bloomfield Business faculty
“I like the small class size and having the ability to give my students the individual attention they need. I like knowing I can help our student population succeed. I am also a Bloomfield College alumna. As a former graduate, I feel teaching here has been a wonderful experience for me.”

– Karen Luchka, Bloomfield Accounting faculty