Accounting

Behind every great organization is an exceptional accountant. Accountants help organizations understand their financial standing, they advise organizations on how to fulfill their financial goals, they know the rules that govern business and they communicate complex issues. Accountants are essential to the success of any business.

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Hear from professors and students about what makes JBU's accounting program great.

Get Real Job Experience

Five Reasons to Study Accounting at JBU

Reason #1

Get Real Job Experience

Gain incredible real-world experience as our distinguished faculty connect you with a variety of internship opportunities at one of several Fortune 500 companies right in JBU’s backyard.

Engage in Simulations

Five Reasons to Study Accounting at JBU

Reason #2

Engage in Simulations

Work through a fictitious company’s accounting cycle and visit companies to see how accounting knowledge is applied in the real-world.

Change Lives

Five Reasons to Study Accounting at JBU

Reason #3

Change Lives

Use your God-given talent with numbers to assist the JBU ENACTUS team in making financial decisions for social ventures that improve the quality and standard of living for people in need.

Learn from the Best

Five Reasons to Study Accounting at JBU

Reason #4

Learn from the Best

Learn from accounting professors who have real-world accounting experience in areas such as public, private, and international accounting and are able to teach the complexity of accounting with real-life application.

Get Hired

Five Reasons to Study Accounting at JBU

Reason #5

Get Hired

Be among the cream of the crop. JBU accounting students quickly find jobs at Big4 firms, non-profit organizations, and international companies in various fields of accounting after graduation.

Tonya Suarez

Faculty Profile

Tonya Suarez

Assistant Professor of Business

"After I took my first accounting class (at JBU), I fell in love and continue to enjoy the subject even more each year that I teach it." Before JBU, Suarez worked at Arthur Anderson, in private and international. She takes her personal experiences and uses them to bring textbooks to life in the undergrad and graduate programs.

M.S., University of Arkansas
B.S., John Brown University

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Alumni Profile

Emily Hornok '08

Senior Accountant at Rasco Winter Abston Moore & Associates, LLP

“The JBU College of Business gave me a solid accounting education to help me be successful as a CPA. JBU also taught the importance of being a self-starter. I had multiple opportunities to apply my education to real-world situations through the internship program and the strategic management class. Strategic management helped refine my problem-solving, research and presentation skills.”