Accounting is the process of summarising, analysing and reporting financial transactions to permit informed judgements and decisions by users of the information. Accountants analyse and interpret data and support others in decision making and problem solving.
Accounting research focuses on governance, reporting, control and change in the public sector and in the wider not-for-profit sector, particularly in the areas of charities and social enterprise organisations.
Why study Accounting at Queen’s?
- The Accounting Group at Queen's liaises closely with employers to offer guest lectures, business games and on-site visits, amongst other activities.
- Students have access to Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room, a market leader of financial news, data and analytics
- All accounting programmes are accredited and provide exemptions from some of the professional examinations
- Students are invited to participate in the Queen’s University Trading and Investment Club (QUTIC) and Queen’s Student Managed Fund (QSMF)
"The level of teaching at Queen's is exceptional, with lecturers that are highly regarded in their respected fields, and that are frequent contributors to academic literature. On top of this, the lecturers are very approachable and helpful."Gareth Parr
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One of the best accounting programmes in the UK
Accounting and finance at undergraduate level is ranked 3rd in the UK by the Sunday Times Good University Guide
An accounting qualification opens many doors. Potential career opportunities include:
Financial accountant; Management accountant; Analyst; Auditor; Advisor; Forensic accountant; Researcher; Financial controller; Partner; Banker
Graduate employers include:
PwC; EY; KPMG; Deloitte; Grant Thornton; BDO; Moore Stephens; Baker Tilly Mooney Moore; Ulster Bank; Bank of Ireland