The Accounting program prepares students for entry level positions in the accounting field as well as enhancing the skills of individuals currently employed in accounting who desire advancement. Students with an Accounting degree can secure positions as accountants in private businesses and industry, governmental agencies, and public accounting firms. Accounting expresses in concise, financial language the status of business; it provides the information by which financial decisions are determined. Accuracy with numerical data, problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills are some of the characteristics of an accountant. Others include the ability to meet deadlines, keep on the cutting-edge of technology, and work as a team member. Accounting is an exciting and dynamic field which communicates to all areas of the business. Accountants are involved in the decision-making process throughout the business.