Accounting Careers

The Library's Career & College Collection has numerous books to assist you in transitioning to an accounting career. Below are a few of the resources available.


CPA Career Center
You can search jobs and post resumes. Site is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.

The Riley Guide ~ Finance & Accounting
One of the most extensive lists of links available. Includes much helpful advice in the introductory sections.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
Source for wage information and employment projections.
SOC Code for Accountants and Auditors is 13-2011


  • Careers in Financial Services
    Career & College Information HG173 .C285 2012
  • Careers in Accounting (WetFeet Insider Guide)
    Career & College Information HF 5616 .U5 C373 2011
  • Vault Career Guide to Accounting
    Career & College Information HF 5616 .U5 V38 2008
  • Resumes for Banking and Financial Careers
    Career & College Information HG 1609 .R478 2001

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Serving the accounting profession since 1887. Provides training, professional skills, programs, services and publications to keep you at the top of your professional life.

Illinois CPA Society
"The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is a statewide membership organization, with over 23,000 professionals, dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession. Founded in 1903, ICPAS is the fourth largest state CPA society in the nation."

The Institute of Internal Auditors
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association.

Institute of Management Accountants
IMA is the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business.