About Us | Accounting.com

Updated September 28, 2022

At Accounting.com, we are dedicated to increasing accounting knowledge. We offer education and career resources for prospective students and current professionals.

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Who We Are

Accounting.com strives to be a leading source for current and aspiring accountants. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or someone looking to break into the accounting field, our content addresses relevant accounting topics, including degrees, careers, and certifications.

We work with accounting professionals, industry leaders, current students, and recent graduates to offer insight into the field. We also reference data from leading sources to analyze various accounting jobs, specializations, and degrees. These extensive resources help us provide the most up-to-date, accurate information.

As our site demonstrates, we focus heavily on education. We believe education is the best path towards landing a dream accounting career. Picking the right school and program can positively impact aspiring accountants’ education and career goals.

Our accounting information hub features academic programs at all levels, career guidance, continuing education, and market trends. We strive to demystify the accounting field by relying on a curated network of professionals and industry leaders.

What We Do

We provide current and aspiring accountants with relevant, up-to-date information on the field. We report on accounting news and trends, such as changes to state licensure renewal processes and continuing education requirements for certified public accountant (CPA) licensure.

Aspiring and current accountants can use our career guides to help find their best professional fit. Covering various accounting roles, our career guides are ideal for both recent graduates and those who want to advance their careers.

Landing a CPA role or staff accountant job includes a combination of research, experience, and education. We look into diverse accounting careers and examine which industries provide opportunities for each role.

Accounting.com also outlines pathways to various accounting positions. Our guides, articles, and resources help aspiring accountants pursue the roles they want. We also review accounting schools and programs, assisting learners in finding the best options for their goals.

Finally, we regularly update our materials to ensure our readers have the most current information. We also communicate with accounting educators, industry leaders, and students to provide snapshots into the accounting field.

How We Work

We carefully curate our content and search for updated information to provide the most accurate accounting information. Many of our articles include interviews with field experts. We often consult with educators and students to deliver the most accurate information to prospective accountants.

Industry leaders and recent graduates provide excellent insights into accounting, but data speaks volumes, too. We tap into government databases for information on careers, universities, and state requirements. Our team also helps identify accounting trends and pinpoint professional opportunities. We believe data offers an invaluable resource to students preparing to launch their accounting careers.

We collect information through various sources, relying heavily on federal government data. Our material often cites resources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

We maintain transparency about where we collect our information. When we include quotes from accountants, cite important data sources, and dive deep into bachelor’s in accounting programs, we always provide our sources, allowing our readers to verify the information themselves.

Why We Focus on Education

Accounting.com believes that education is the most valuable tool available for anyone interested in accounting. We want to ensure students connect with the right programs and feel empowered to pursue their education and desired careers.

For example, if a student plans to become a CPA in their home state, we want to help them chart the most effective route to that goal. And we don’t just match learners with degrees — if somebody wants to learn to do their taxes, Accounting.com can teach them how.

Education equips learners with the information to build skills, develop connections, and earn certifications. Not all prospective students enjoy easy access to information on accounting degrees, programs, certificates, and courses. We also conduct thorough research on all accredited accounting programs.

We want to help those interested in accounting pursue their aspirations, whether by pursuing a degree in the subject or learning to file their small business taxes. You don’t need to become an auditor to balance your small business budget, and you don’t need to become a certified accountant to file a return.

No matter who you are — a student considering an accounting degree, an accounting professional looking to advance your career, or an individual seeking basic accounting skills — Accounting.com is here for you.

Meet Our Contributors

Accounting.com's staff writers have advanced writing expertise and strong research skills. They also share a passion for education and believe in its power to drive socioeconomic advancement. Many of our writers come from higher education backgrounds in English, media studies, and other communications disciplines.

Our contributors excel at distilling complex information into accessible content. We strive to identify and explain the essential details students need to know when researching their accounting education options.

Mary Blowers | Amy Boyington | Brit Brogaard | Terrisha Buckley | Victoria Leigh | Reese Lopez | Ashley Reid | Ashley Robinson | Melissa Sartore | Liz Simmons | Kathleen Swed | Holland Webb | Cynthia Widmayer | Margi Williams | Doug Wintemute

Portrait of Mary Blowers

Mary Blowers

Mary Blowers holds an MA in literature and a BA in secondary English education from Central Washington University. Her literary specializations include feminist, gender, and popular culture studies of American modernism. Mary also writes about education, travel, and money management. In addition to Accounting.com, she is published on several online outlets, including TeachingDegree.org, Nurse Practitioner Schools, Million Mile Secrets, Bankrate, Safety.com, and The Simple Dollar.

Portrait of Amy Boyington

Amy Boyington

Amy Boyington is a freelance writer specializing in education and parenting content. She holds an associate degree in education and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Phoenix. Amy has developed educational content and newsletters for schools and parents, and her work has appeared in publications like The Old Schoolhouse and Niche. She has also been featured as a top Academic Education Writer on ClearVoice.

Brit Brogaard

Brit Brogaard is a writer based in Miami, Florida. She has prior writing experience as a freelancer, essayist, and content writer. In her spare time, she likes to watch The Office for the umpteenth time and walk her dog, James, on the beach.

Portrait of Terrisha Buckley

Terrisha Buckley

Terrisha Buckley is a graduate of Tuskegee University with a BS in biology and 14 years of freelance writing experience, including academic publications and small press work. She has written for numerous clients and publications like Trends of Veterinary Medicine and the DiaTribe Foundation. She enjoys writing content with a moderate to high degree of research involved and takes pride in growing as a writer.

Portrait of Victoria Leigh

Victoria Leigh

Victoria Leigh is a professional writer and entrepreneur based in South Texas. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University. Victoria holds a bachelor of arts in English, with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in music. When not writing, Victoria plays social media manager and personal assistant to her internet-famous dog, Nelson the bull terrier.

Portrait of Reese Lopez

Reese Lopez

As a former teacher and tutor, Reese Lopez draws on over a decade of experience in the education field to inform his writing. After earning his BA in English from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, he instructed English language learners and tutored students at the high school and college levels before joining Accounting.com. Reese lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also writes fiction and is active in the city’s local music scene.

Portrait of Ashley Reid

Ashley Reid

After studying architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Ashley Reid discovered that writing was more her passion. She has written and edited professionally for over seven years. Ashley has a diverse portfolio that includes creating curricula and editing novels. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary and special education at Grand Canyon University with hopes of using her expertise to serve impoverished communities.

Portrait of Ashley Robinson

Ashley Robinson

Ashley Robinson is a freelance writer specializing in educational content and story-based content marketing. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies like Tyson Foods, award-winning advertising agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi X, and leading nonprofits like the Environmental Defense Fund. She also holds a Ph.D. in English.

Melissa Sartore

Melissa Sartore holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her BA and MA in history are from Western Illinois University. A medievalist by training, she has published on outlawry in medieval England with additional publications on outlaws in popular culture and across geographic and historical boundaries. She also writes for several online outlets, notably Ranker.com, and provides her own sarcastic take on historical events at History According to Snark.

Portrait of Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience. She specializes in higher education, history, and culture. Liz holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado and master's degrees in urban studies (Portland State University) and library and information science (the University of British Columbia). She lives in Denver with her family.

Portrait of Kathleen Swed

Kathleen Swed

Kathleen Swed is a full-time writer living in New York’s Capital Region. She holds an MFA with a concentration in fiction from Pacific University plus degrees in music from the University of Maine and Ithaca College. She is the author of several science fiction series, which she writes under the name of Kate Sheeran Swed.

Portrait of Holland Webb

Holland Webb

Holland’s goal as a writer is to put storytelling elements to work for businesses with great ideas. In addition to writing content for Accounting.com and serving as a featured writer on Compose.ly, he has written web content for a major hotel chain with locations in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Holland’s other clients have included Sweet Fish Media, Indri Digital, and BioNetwork. He specializes in crafting content for education marketing, B2B technology companies, and nonprofits. He also cohosts a podcast called The Afterword, which looks at the intersection of macrotrends and storytelling.

Portrait of Cynthia Widmayer

Cynthia Widmayer

Cynthia Widmayer is a Midwest-based business writer helping small enterprises, solopreneurs, and creatives tell their brand story with engaging web content since 2013. Her bylines can be found in Bankrate, Metacritic, CNET, and The Simple Dollar, among others. She has a background in mass communication, and is an adult romance novelist on the side.

Portrait of Margi Williams

Margi Williams

Margi Williams is an evolving writer and researcher with a keen interest in labor market trends and career development. For 12 years Margi helped thousands of individuals and families build strengths-based careers by embracing career resilience practices. She regularly writes training guides, blog posts, articles, and scholarly works to promote equitable work practices. Margi holds a master of science degree in industrial organizational psychology and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies.

Portrait of Doug Wintemute

Doug Wintemute

Doug Wintemute is a Toronto-based freelance writer with professional writing interests in higher education and entertainment. He completed his BA and MA in English at York University, graduating summa cum laude and earning academic merit, research, and writing awards at both levels. Since 2014, he has contributed content and editorial work for award-winning digital trade publications, global SEO copywriting projects, and popular online brands. Contact him on LinkedIn.

Meet Our Reviewers

Accounting.com's freelance review network consists of paid members in fields like accounting, financial aid, and college admissions. We also have contributors with anti-bias training in our network. These reviewers help verify our content and ensure that it meets our transparency, accountability, and inclusivity standards.

Our freelance review network does not author site content themselves. Instead, our members draw on firsthand professional insights to ensure that our articles are accurate, complete, and reliable. During our editing process, they improve our content by:

  • Noting missing or incomplete information
  • Identifying any inaccuracies
  • Providing corrective feedback

Laila Abdalla, Ph.D. | Angelique Geehan | Lizzette Matos, CPA | Susana Muñoz, Ph.D. | Alexandra Tapia, MBA | R.J. Weiss | Lonnie Woods III

Portrait of Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.

Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.

Laila Abdalla obtained her Ph.D. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in English and successful writing at Central Washington University for over 21 years. Abdalla has devoted her teaching and leadership to matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Above all, she is committed to her students' complete experience, raising awareness of BIPOC issues in language, community, and culture. Abdalla leads with equity in management and nonprofit volunteering, and continues to develop her own understandings of these complex issues both professionally and in her lived experiences.

Laila Abdalla is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Portrait of Angelique Geehan

Angelique Geehan

Angelique Geehan works to support and repair the connections people have with themselves and their families, communities, and cultural practices. A queer, Asian, gender binary-nonconforming parent, Geehan founded Interchange, a consulting group that offers anti-oppression support. She organizes as part of several groups, including the National Perinatal Association's Health Equity Workgroup, the Health and Healing Justice Committee of the National Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance, QTPOC+ Family Circle, and Batalá Houston.

Angelique Geehan is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Portrait of Lizzette Matos, CPA

Lizzette Matos, CPA

Lizzette Matos is a certified public accountant in New York state. She earned a bachelor of science in finance and accounting from New York University. Matos began her career at Ernst & Young, where she audited a diverse set of companies, primarily in consumer products and media and entertainment. She has worked in private industry as an accountant for law firms and for ITOCHU Corporation, an international conglomerate that manages over 20 subsidiaries and affiliates. Matos stays up to date on changes in the accounting industry through educational courses.

Lizzette Matos is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Portrait of Susana Muñoz, Ph.D.

Susana Muñoz, Ph.D.

Dr. Susana M. Muñoz is an associate professor and program coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership (HEL) Program. She is also co-director of CSU initiatives for the Race and Intersectional Studies for Educational Equity (RISE) Center in the School of Education at Colorado State University (CSU). Her scholarly interests center on the experiences of minoritized populations in higher education. Specifically, Dr. Muñoz focuses her research on issues of equity, identity, and campus climate for undocumented Latinx students, while employing perspectives such as legal violence, racist nativism, Chicana feminist epistemology to identify and dismantle power, oppression, and inequities as experienced by these populations. She utilizes multiple research methods as mechanisms to examine these matters with the ultimate goal of informing immigration policy and higher education practices.
Dr. Muñoz has been honored by the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics for her teaching and research. She was also recognized as a Salzburg Global Fellow and named one of the "top 25 most influential women in higher education" by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. She brings 13 years of student affairs experience in multicultural affairs, Greek life, diversity and leadership training, TRiO programs, and residence life.
Susana Muñoz is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Portrait of Alexandra Tapia, MBA

Alexandra Tapia, MBA

Alexandra is a driven, high-spirited, unapologetically energetic, and optimistic person. She prides herself on her devotion to becoming a better business leader and overall human. She has an insatiable hunger for knowledge, asks a million questions, and thrives on making change. She has reached many populations throughout her career. She's studied recidivism, helped prior criminal offenders reintegrate into society, and built trusting relationships while working at a homeless shelter. Her passion for education also shines through in her work. She taught younger children for many years, but has since turned her focus to higher education. She loves collaborating with others to be a disruptor in the education industry, creating and delivering programs that are unlike others — all while building a better future for her clients and students. When she's not working, you can find her in and around Washington, D.C., hiking on local trails, off-roading in the forest in her Jeep, or reading a good book with a homemade iced white chocolate mocha in hand (usually accompanied by her three dogs and three cats).
Alexandra is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Portrait of R.J. Weiss

R.J. Weiss

R.J. Weiss is a certified financial planner and current CEO of the financial education company The Ways To Wealth. Weiss has worked with clients across a variety of fields, including insurance planning, investment planning, income tax planning, and retirement planning. The Ways To Wealth teaches the fundamentals of financial planning to hundreds of thousands of monthly readers.
R.J. is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Portrait of Lonnie Woods III

Lonnie Woods III

Lonnie Woods III is a student affairs administrator, professor, and professional development consultant whose work and research examine the career competencies of students interested in pursuing artistic careers or those studying arts-related majors in college. He has 10-plus years of experience working in education with professional experience spanning various institutions, including Pratt Institute, Maryland Institute College of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York University, The George Washington University, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Woods holds a bachelor of science in fine art photography from Towson University and a master of arts in higher education and student affairs from New York University. Woods currently serves as a professor within the arts administration master's program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Lonnie Woods III is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.


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