Accounting & Finance

Meet current and aspiring world interpreters and big picture thinkers who use numbers, facts, and figures to shape society.

A Suffolk student sits at a finance terminal in the trading room.

Create, problem solve, and innovate your way to and through a future in finance-related industries. This Career Community connects you with makers, thinkers, and doers in the local, national, and global accounting and finance arenas.

It’s ideal for anyone interested in accounting, finance, global business, business analytics, business economics, information systems, and Sawyer Business School graduate programs. 

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Laura Marchant

Laura Marchant

Senior Associate Director, Career Communities
Accounting and Finance
Email: Laura Marchant
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Each Career Community is purposefully designed to introduce you to the influential employers who can help you define and find a purposeful career path. When you participate in one or more of the Career Communities, you’ll collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers and enjoy access to industry-specific job shadowing, networking events, speakers, panels, mentoring, and other opportunities.

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Further Information For This Career Community

  • Accounting Intern
  • Accounting Associate
  • Audit Associate
  • Audit Intern
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Intern
  • Tax Associate
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Audit Officer
  • Service Associate
  • Investment Associate
  • Portfolio Risk Analyst
  • Marketing Associate
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Banking Intern
  • Commercial Credit Intern
  • Customer Service
  • Credit Analyst
  • Data Analytics Intern
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst 

  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally and effectively through written and oral communication 
  • Excellent analytical, research, and project management skills
  • Attention to detail, well-organized, ability to multitask
  • High proficiency in technology and applicable software 
  • Proven analytics and computer language skills
  • Effectively gather, organize, and analyze large sets of data
  • Time management, problem solving skills
  • Work well on a team/team player
  • Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision, as well as take ownership and pride in work product
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Major and/or degree in accounting, finance, data analytics or related field
  • CPA or CPA track

Connect with resume samples from this career community:

For resumes targeting accounting and finance opportunities…

  • Tailor resume and cover letter to specific internship or job
  • Use similar language and key words that are highlighted in the job description in your cover letter and resume
  • Demonstrate industry specific accomplishments by writing clear and concise, results-driven bullet points

Check out our resume and cover letter guide for tips and samples to get started. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with Laura Marchant or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform

  • Research company and understand their competition
  • Memorize job description
  • Know how your skills are a direct match
  • Prepare success stories to demonstrate your industry knowledge, teamwork, communication skills, leadership, problem solving, and analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Have at least 2-3 good questions to ask the interviewer to show your enthusiasm for the job 
  • Practice by scheduling a mock interview with a career advisor or by utilizing Quinncia

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National Association of Black Accountants
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"As you grow in your career, you quickly realize how important a network and community can be. By meeting and surrounding yourself with unique, experienced individuals in the field, you will identify many new opportunities you might not have known about. This Career Community is a great way to pursue new or develop existing relationships to grow the Suffolk network in the accounting, finance, and information systems industries."
Meredith Fuller, BSBA '08, MSA '09 Audit Senior Manager at Baker Newman Noyes