What does an Assistant Professor of Accounting do?

Professors of accounting teach courses in accounting subjects at the postsecondary level, primarily at colleges and universities. They explain accounting principles and practices, building on the designated curriculum as a foundation. They may specialize in a particular aspect of accounting, such as auditing or taxes. They illustrate concepts using practical, real-world scenarios that students are likely to encounter in professional situations. They may also perform some research tasks, and may serve as a mentor or advisor to accounting students.

Professors of accounting typically have a doctorate in accounting, although a master’s degree may be acceptable, depending on the specific rank and employer. An accounting-related professional designation such as a CPA is an asset. Teaching experience is preferred. Experience with online teaching platforms and related tools is helpful.

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How much does an Assistant Professor of Accounting make?

$114,000 /yr
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General Santos AcademyGeneral Santos Academy
Part Time Accounting Instructor
Mar 10, 2022

“Good training ground as a teacher”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
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“good opportunities to work with professionals”

CSU ChicoCSU Chico
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Dec 27, 2020

“life balance are good.”

Lewis-Clark State CollegeLewis-Clark State College
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Jan 25, 2021

“Students/colleagues are great to work with.”

Central Community CollegeCentral Community College
Accounting Instructor
Aug 6, 2022

“Great benefits, good pay, somewhat flexible schedule”

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