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.
Please review the recommended sequence of courses for the accounting programs:
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.
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
- 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.
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)
Professor Luchka earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bloomfield College and the Masters in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in 2016, Professor Luchka taught as an adjunct professor here for several years, and spent 15 years working as an accountant within the pharmaceutical industry.
Courses taught include Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost/Managerial Accounting, Taxation for Individuals, Advanced Accounting II, and Corporate Taxation.
Professor Luchka is a Certified Public Accountant, with an active license in the state of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves on the Student Programs and Scholarships Committee and is a member of the Accounting Educators Community.