Accounting

At Roanoke, an accounting concentration makes you aware of the ways you can maintain accurate, up-to-date financial business practices.

This includes a focus on methods of compilation, verification, supervision, revision, examination, recording, designing and reporting for both individuals and businesses. Accounting can prepare you for specialization in one of the following areas of accounting: public, corporate, tax, cost, government, budget and audit.

We offer a concentration in Accounting.

The Princeton Review has named Roanoke College to its list of the top 39 great schools for business/finance majors.

Our students get great jobs

Logos of organizations where alumni work: Norfolk Southern, baby jogger, pwc, KPMG, carillon clinic, EY, Deloitte, medeco, assa abloy

With the right professor, accounting can be fun

Faculty smiling in front of the pillars on the admin buildingIf you're looking to learn about accounting by performing financial analysis on Fortune 500 companies, playing Monopoly, participating in service learning, or eating candy to learn about inventory methods, then Sharon Gibbs is the professor for you.

"I like lessons that cause students to communicate with each other and get them to ask questions, because in accounting, those are keys to learning the concepts," she says.

Gibbs requires accounting students to participate in service learning. Working with YWCA and Habitat for Humanity, her students teach members of these organizations basic accounting and money management skills that they can use.

Her favorite lesson to teach is about ethics in her auditing class. "I'm always fascinated to hear the new ideas and opinions students have on these topics...and that makes it really fun," says Gibbs.

“Most Accounting students at Roanoke College get hired into their first job before they reach graduation.”

Professor Sharon Gibbs

Sample Course Offerings:

  • BUAD 335: Cost Accounting
  • BUAD 345: Income Taxation
  • BUAD 415: Auditing Student in accounting working on a computer
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