Utah Accounting Schools


In its analysis of the top states for business in 2016, CNBC rated Utah as having the 3rd best economy in the country.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Utah’s unemployment rate was 3.1% – far lower than that for the US as a whole. For accountants, the picture is even rosier. Utah's Department of Workforce Services predicts that the profession will add jobs at a rate of 3.8 percent per year, generating an average of 730 jobs a year between 2014 and 2024. The number of average annual openings for accountants far exceeds those of any other type of job in the business and financial operations category.  The Department gave a five-star rating to the accounting profession as of 2016.

Utah's top industries are travel and tourism, aerospace, sporting goods and information technology. Utah's Department of Workforce Services reports that accounting and bookkeeping provide a large percentage of accounting jobs, accounting for over 30 percent of positions; a large number of accounting jobs are also found in company and enterprise management and local public administration. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are 10,600 accounting jobs in Utah as of May 2016.

The only Fortune 500 Company in Utah is the chemical giant Huntsman. Employers in the state that made the top 25 of Fortune’s 100 CNN/Money's Best Companies to Work For include CHG Healthcare, Publix Super Markets, Camden Property Trust, PwC, David Weekley Homes, and Cooley. The fastest growing companies in Utah include Firefly Automatix, Inc, Lucid Software, Crest Financial Services, LLC, and Auric Solar, as reported in MountainWest Capital Network's 2016 list.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2016 figures show that the average salary for accountants in Utah is $70,220. An entry-level accountant in Salt Lake City in the bottom ten percent makes an average of $41,430, while an experienced accountant in the top ten percent earns an average of $105,300.

Earning your certified public accountant (CPA) license in Utah involves adherence to the detailed requirements of the Utah Board of Accountancy. They require that you have a bachelor's degree with very specific semester hour requirements before taking the CPA exam. After passing the CPA and ethics exams, you'll need to document 2,000 hours of work under a licensed CPA before earning a license of your own.

The Utah Society of CPAs (http://www.uacpa.org/) is a good resource for continuing education courses and networking. The Wild West Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (https://sites.google.com/site/wildwestcouncil/) has events around the state for certified management accountants (CMAs).

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23 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Bridgerland Applied Technology College (Logan, UT)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Completion Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Completion Certificate in Accounting Technician
Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Broadview University (Layton, UT / West Jordan, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting & Tax Specialist
Associate of Applied Science in Accountingand Tax Specialist
Associate of Applied Science in Management Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Major in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
DeVry University (Sandy, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Dixie State College of Utah (Saint George, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Eagle Gate College (Layton, UT / Murray, UT / Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Latter-day Saints Business College (Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Financial Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Managerial Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting - Integrated Studies
Certificate in Accounting
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (Ogden, UT)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Technician
Provo College (Provo, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Completion Certificate in Accounting
Snow College (Ephraim, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Southwest Applied Technology Center (Cedar City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Stevens-Henager College (Logan, UT / Ogden, UT / Orem/Provo, UT / Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Management and Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Management and Accounting - Property Management
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (Roosevelt, UT)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting Technician
University of Phoenix (Clearfield, UT / Pleasant Grove, UT / Salt Lake City, UT / St. George, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Accounting) - Auditing/Accounting Systems
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Accounting) - Financial Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems - Accounting and Information Systems
Major in Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting - Financial Accounting/ Auditing
Master of Accounting - Information Systems
Master of Accounting - Tax
Utah State University (Logan, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Accounting
Utah State University Eastern (Price, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Completion Certificate in Accounting
Utah Valley University (Orem, UT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting (Pre-Major)
Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Accounting
Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
BS - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachlor of Science in Accounting
Master of Accountancy

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