About the Program
Accounting involves the examination, organization, management, and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures of financial and business transactions. The study of accounting attempts to make the student aware of the various ways one can maintain accurate, up-to-date financial business practices. This includes a focus on methods of compilation, verification, supervision, revision, examination, recording, designing, and reporting of such practices for both individuals and businesses. Major specializations include the following areas of accounting: public, corporate, tax, cost, government, budget and audit.
A concentration in accounting is achieved by completion of the following program with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0: Business Administration 245, 315, 325, 335, 415 and 425. At least three of these courses must be taken at Roanoke College. Admission to the concentration requires an overall grade point average of 2.0 and a 2.0 grade point average in all courses that are prerequisites to concentration courses.
Tommy East, who is president and CEO of American HealthCare in Roanoke, manages the nursing home industry as a member of the state's board of health.