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Online Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate: Accounting Careers

Expertise for a Dynamic, In-Demand Field

Designed for individuals with non-accounting backgrounds, the online Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate from Eastern Oregon University Online provides the professional expertise necessary for success in a variety of accounting careers. After completing the certificate program, you’ll have the academic credential required to take the CPA exam and begin a position in accounting, taxation, finance, business and more.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the business and financial operations industry is currently growing at an annual rate of 5 percent. At this speed, more than 476,200 new careers in the field will be created by 2029.



Accountants work with individuals and businesses to develop financial strategies and promote financial health. In addition to keeping financial records for their clients, they must also ensure their clients abide by tax laws.1

Budget Analyst


Budget analysts determine the best financial decisions for companies. Professionals in this role plan budgets, identify financial opportunities and develop strategies to improve the financial health of a business.2

Additional roles for graduates of the online Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate:

  • Actuary
  • Cost estimator
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: Skills for Diverse Accounting Careers

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.


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  2. Budget Analysts. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from
  3. Business and Financial Occupations. Sept. 1, 2020. Retrieved Jan. 22, 2021, from