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Accounting Impact


Mission Statement

The Department of Accounting is dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills to enter today's workforce, attain certification, and/or pursue graduate education.  Our program emphasizes practical, hands-on experience in a student-centered environment.

Along with the College of Business and Aviation, the Department of Accounting is committed to the following goals:

  • Quality Programs. Provide rigorous and relevant programs that are intellectually and ethically grounded, innovative, integrative, technologically advanced, and global in perspective.
  • Effective Teaching and Scholarship.  Collaborate with stakeholders to align our teaching, scholarship, and service with the needs of the community.
  • Improved Community. Serve as a primary source for creating and applying accounting knowledge to promote regional economic development.

Program Goals

Graduates with a major in accounting will be to:

  • Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge, team dynamics, and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development.
  • Use critical thinking and creative and logical analysis skills, strategies, and techniques to solve complex business and accounting problems.
  • Use clear and concise communication (oral, written, and electronic) to convey relevant financial and non-financial information to target audiences so that decision-makers can formulate informed decisions and take action.
  • Identify ethical issues associated with business situations and apply appropriate principles of ethics and civic responsibility.
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of accounting and apply relevant national and international accounting principles and standards to specific business activities and workplace situations.
  • Use technology to facilitate and enhance accounting and financial research and reporting.

Career Opportunities

Fairmont State Accounting graduates are prepared for careers in public, industrial, and governmental accounting positions.  Accounting majors become general accountants, account managers, staff accountants in public accounting, internal auditors, industrial accountants, financial analysts, and Internal Revenue agents.  Some untraditional careers include:

  • International Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Comptroller
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Business Educator

Contact For More Information

Dr. Joseph Kremer


Chair, Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Associate Professor of Finance
 JH 116-B