Accounting Degrees in Vermont

Castleton State College

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62 Alumni Dr
(802) 468-5611

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Champlain College

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163 S. Willard St
(802) 860-2700

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate and Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Accounting Minor

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

College of St Joseph

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71 Clement Road
(802) 773-5900 x0

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Accounting Minor

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Community College of Vermont

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660 Elm Street
(802) 828-2800

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Lyndon State College

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1001 College Rd
(802) 626-6200

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Norwich University

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158 Harmon Drive
(802) 485-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Accounting Minor

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Saint Michael’s College

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One Winooski Park
(802) 654-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Accounting Minor

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Vermont

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85 S Prospect St
(802) 656-3131

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Accounting Minor, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Educational Requirements

Prior to July 1, 2014, candidates for CPA exam must have 120 semester hours of general college education with 30 semester hours in accounting and business. Candidates can sit for the CPA exam if they have completed or are within 60 days of completion of their bachelor’s degree. After July 1, 2014, candidates for the CPA exam will be required to have a B.A. degree with 150 credit hours plus 42 semester hours of accounting, auditing, and related subjects. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy provides up-to-date information for all states, including Vermont, regarding exam requirements.

Salary

In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that 2,630 accountants and auditors were employed in Vermont. The annual mean wage for accountants and auditors in Vermont in 2011 was $64,620.

CPA Licensing in Vermont

Vermont CPAs are licensed by the Vermont Board of Accountancy. To become licensed, a person must first take the CPA exam after meeting the following requirements:

  • Prior to July 1, 2014, candidates must have 120 semester hours of general college education with 30 hours in accounting and business. After July 1, 2014, candidates must have a B.A. degree with 150 credit hours plus 42 semester hours of accounting, auditing, and related subjects.
  • Be of good moral character.

Requirements to be issued a certificate (license):

  • Pass the CPA exam.
  • Complete the AICPA’s professional ethics course.
  • Complete the “Report of Experience in Public Accountancy,” documenting work experience.
  • Complete the “Applicant’s Statement Regarding Taxes, Child Support, and Unemployment Compensation Contributions.”
  • Must have a B.A. degree with 42 hours in accounting, auditing, and other related subjects. After July 1, 2014, candidates must have a B.A. degree with 150 hours with 42 hours in accounting, auditing, and other related subjects.

Continuing Education Requirements

Vermont CPA certificates (licenses) are renewed biennially. Vermont CPAs must complete 80 credit hours of continuing professional education (CPE) biennially, including four hours of ethics based on the AICPA Code of Conduct and Vermont Accountancy Statutes and Rules and eight hours in accounting and auditing.

Accounting Jobs in Vermont

According to the BLS, in 2011, Vermont ranked fifth among U.S. states for the highest concentration of accounting and auditing jobs. Vermont’s professional scientific and technical service areas employ a substantial number of accountants. Companies such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and NRG Systems employ CPAs as internal auditors, managerial accountants, cost accountants, and financial controllers. State government also employs a large percentage of accountants.