Department of Accounting and Finance

Mission Statements

The mission of the Accounting Program is: (1) to offer students an accounting undergraduate major with a choice of concentrations that will provide them with the theoretical, practical, intellectual and ethical resources needed to prepare them for their desired career path; (2) to ready them for leadership positions in the public, private, governmental and not-for-profit sectors; and (3) to provide a diverse student body with the tools needed to be productive members of their local, national and global communities.

The mission of the Finance program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as entry-level finance professionals. These include: (1) the competencies to apply appropriate principles of valuation for major financial assets and securities; (2) the ability to engage in research and evaluate whether investments and corporate financial policies maximize the entity's value; (3) the ability to evaluate the international financial environment and develop appropriate international financial strategies; (4) the ability to identify appropriate financial instruments to implement corporate financial decisions and investment strategy, and (5) the skills to execute financial decisions in compliance with professional regulations and codes of conduct.

For more information on major and minor requirements and electives, please visit Programs and Courses webpage.

Accounting Program Goals 

  • To provide knowledge of each of the primary areas of accounting required for the Uniform CPA examination: financial, managerial, taxation and auditing.
  • To ensure competence with technology commonly used in the accounting profession.
  • To develop critical thinking skills.
  • To ensure competence in written and oral communications.
  • To instill ethics, including knowledge of financial regulations and professional codes of conduct.

Finance Program Goals

  • To provide knowledge of concepts and tools related to the various areas of finance: corporate, investment, international, financial markets and instruments, risk management and derivatives.
  • To ensure competence with technology used for data analysis and financial decision-making.
  • To develop critical thinking skills.
  • To ensure competence in written and oral communications.
  • To instill ethics, including knowledge of financial regulations and professional codes of conduct.

7 Reasons to Choose York's Accounting Program

  1. Access to Jobs/Internships:
    1. Top Employers In Accounting Including BIG 4 Firms
    2. Annual Department Job Fair
    3. On-Campus Tax Internship - VITA
    4. Other On-Campus Internships
  2. Personalized Accounting Program With Small Class Sizes
  3. Dedicated Faculty Members
  4. Personalized Mentoring/Guidance
  5. Three Areas For Specialization in the Program
  6. Various Scholarships For Majors
  7. All-Expense Paid Conferences For Selected Students
Department of Accounting and Finance
Academic Core Building
Room 2B06
718-262-2501
Contacts

Professor Robert Clovey
Chairperson and 

VITA Program Director

Minerva Dolezalek
College Assistant