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Accounting Schools in Rhode Island

An accounting may be able to help people find opportunities in many different professions. These can include positions as accountants, auditors or bookkeepers, as well as budget analysts, financial examiners, revenue agents, and business teachers.

Rhode Island accounting schools offer degree programs at many different educational levels, including certificate, diploma, bachelor's, and master's. Accounting programs may teach student's skills in areas like financial and managerial accounting, ethics, taxes and tax accounting, budgeting, and accounting principles.

Rhode Island Schools: Accounting Programs



School Website

University Type

Net Price


Bryant University



4-year, Private not-for-profit


Community College of Rhode Island



2-year, Public


Johnson & Wales University-Providence



4-year, Private not-for-profit


Providence College



4-year, Private not-for-profit


Rhode Island College



4-year, Public


Roger Williams University



4-year, Private not-for-profit


Salve Regina University



4-year, Private not-for-profit


University of Rhode Island



4-year, Public


Source: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, 2013, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Certification and Licensing Requirements for Rhode Island Accountants

In its 2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the BLS suggests that people who earn a license to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) should have better job prospects than those without certification. Before being awarded a Rhode Island CPA license, candidates must meet a specific set of requirements.

Students seeking CPA licensure in Rhode Island must be at least 18 years old and have a residence, a business or regular employment in the state. At least 150 semester hours of postsecondary coursework and either a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution are also required. Of those 150 hours, all students must have logged at least 24 accounting credits, with bachelor's degree holders also needing 24 credits in business. Candidates must also have at least one year of work experience in accounting under the supervision of a licensed CPA and a passing score on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) ethics exam.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Accounting Schools in Rhode Island

Accountants and auditors make up the largest career category in the financial operations sector, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that employment opportunities for accountants and auditors are expected to increase by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020. Two of the "big four" firms -- Ernst & Young and KPMG -- maintain offices in Providence, and multiple smaller firms have branches or headquarters in cities such as Pawtucket, Coventry, Warwick, Lincoln, Greenville, Woonsocket, Cumberland and Cranston.

Accounting Firms in Rhode Island



Leonelli & Vicario, LTD



Sullivan & Company






Orefice & Caliri CPA

East Providence


Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP



Sinel, Wilfand & Vinci, CPA






Rubiano & Company CPAs



Oliveira & Associates

East Providence


LeBlanc & Newell, LLC



Gilligan & Bianco LLC



Employment Outlook for Accounting Careers in Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers competitive wages for careers available to graduates of accounting schools in Rhode Island. The following table shows a few jobs that might employ holders of accounting degrees in Rhode Island, alongside their state and national mean annual wages in 2012:


Mean Annual Wage, Rhode Island (May 2012)

Mean Annual Wage, United States (May 2012)

Projected State Employment Growth (2010-2020)

Projected National Employment Growth (2010-2020)

Accountants and Auditors





Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks





Financial Analysts





Credit Analysts





Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment Projections, 2012; Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, 2013; and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

*Salaries and employment opportunities may vary based on experience, education, location and other factors.


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Rhode Island page,


KPMG Locations,


Accountants and Auditors, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-1

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation: Board of Accountancy,


Our Locations - Ernst & Young,


May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Rhode Island


May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates,


Economy at a Glance-Rhode Island,


Accounting Firms in RI,


Applying for the Uniform CPA Examination,


Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Occupational Projections 2010-2020,


College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, 2013


National Employment by Occupation, Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012



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