Why Choose Nazareth for Accounting?

The accounting degree program at Nazareth College prepares you to have the versatility and critical thinking skills that are invaluable in today's global economy. With the growth of international business, accounting expertise and services have become more sophisticated.

Accountants are called upon to play wide-ranging roles in international trade, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and economic forecasting. But whether you pursue general ledger bookkeeping or complex corporate auditing, at Nazareth you'll become a problem solver.

You'll learn the financial side of business and gain the social and analytical skills to identify and solve problems in a professional and ethical manner. Collaboration is highly stressed and all final projects are team-based. You'll also solve problems within the context of economics, finance, management, marketing, ethics, technology and global issues.

Program Highlights

  • Excellent paid and credit-bearing internship opportunities
  • High job placement rate
  • Graduates are well received in graduate programs
  • Focus on communication and analytical skills, highly valued in the accounting profession 

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Eileen M. Beiter

Eileen M. Beiter

Associate Professor of Accounting, Program Director of Accounting in Business and Leadership, School of
Smyth Hall 147D

Education: B.A. in Economics, SUNY Binghamton; M.B.A. in Accounting, Canisius College

Credentials: MBA, CPA, CGMA 

Teaching and Research Interests: Auditing and financial reporting

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Scott Chapman, alumnus, accounting degree progam, accounting major, Nazareth College Rochester, NY

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Chapman '04

Executive Director, Finance
Partners + Napier

"Accounting doesn't just involve being good with numbers. It includes understanding how a company's financials tell a story that drives a business insight or decision. By offering a broader education, Nazareth uniquely prepares you to develop and tell these stories through accounting. Faculty encouraged real-world experience, and the career office’s guidance led me to a great internship that turned into a career."

Example Careers

  • Certified public accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Controller
  • Financial analyst
  • IRS agent

Recent Internships and Employers

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Flaherty Salmin CPAs
  • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP
  • Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.
  • Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Paychex