Accounting Schools in Vermont

Accounting Schools in Vermont

Individuals who wish to earn accounting degrees in Vermont have a handful of schools to choose from, including two-year community colleges as well as both private and public universities. Some accounting schools in Vermont, such as Champlain College, offer their accounting programs online.

Students have the opportunity to gain core competency in accounting, business and finance as they work towards their accounting degree or postsecondary certificate. Topics students may encounter during their program of study include nonprofit accounting, business valuation, fraud detection and deterrence, financial markets, accounting information systems, investment analysis, and tax law.

Vermont Schools: Accounting Programs

The following table lists colleges and universities in Vermont that offer one or more certificate, diploma or degree programs in these areas: accounting, accounting and business management, accounting and finance, accounting technology and bookkeeping, auditing, and accounting and related services. The list has been compiled from the National Center for Education Statistics.



School Website

University Type

Net Price (2011-2012)

Castleton State College


4-year, Public


Champlain College


4-year, Private not-for-profit


College of St Joseph


4-year, Private not-for-profit


Community College of Vermont


2-year, Public


Lyndon State College


4-year, Public


Norwich University


4-year, Private not-for-profit


Saint Michael's College


4-year, Private not-for-profit


University of Vermont


4-year, Public


Source: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, 2013,

Certification and Licensing Requirements for Vermont Accountants

Becoming licensed as a Certified Public Accountant is one option for those who graduate with a bachelor's degree or higher. To gain initial licensure in Vermont, students first need to pass the Uniform CPA Exam. Requirements to sit for the exam include completing 120 semester hours of college credit, with at least 30 dedicated to accounting, auditing, and related subjects.

After passing the exam, individuals need to complete several additional steps:

  1. Earn 30 additional semester hours (150 total). Out of the 150 hours, 42 must be in accounting, auditing, or related subjects.
  2. Gain one year of accounting-related work experience.
  3. Pass a professional ethics exam.

This is a general outline of CPA requirements in Vermont. For complete licensing information, contact the Vermont Board of Public Accountancy.

Note: The listed requirements take effect July 1, 2014.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Accounting Schools in Vermont

Two of the "Big Four" accounting firms, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, have a presence in the state. There are, however, many other accounting firms in Vermont - a selection of which can be found below.

Accounting Firms in Vermont



A.M. Peisch & Company


Davis & Hodgdon


Fothergill Segale & Valley


Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

South Burlington

Graham & Graham


Grippin Donlan Pinkham

South Burlington

Love, Cody & Company


McSoley McCoy & Company

South Burlington

Montgomery & Merrill PC


O'Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, PC


Pieciak & Company, P.C.


Salvador and Babic, P.C.


Valente & Seward CPAs


Wisehart, Wimette & Associates

Essex Junction

Employment Outlook for Accounting Careers in Vermont

There are many potential career avenues for those with accounting degrees in Vermont. Which career one is qualified for largely depends on the type of degree earned and previous work experience. For example, someone with an associate degree might seek work as a bookkeeping clerk while those with a bachelor's or master's could go on to become CPAs.

Below is a table outlining several potential occupations for accounting grads, along with job outlook and salary information for both the state and the nation.


Mean Annual Wage, Vermont (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





Cost Estimators





Financial Analysts





Management Analysts





Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment Projections, 2012; Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, 2013; Vermont Department of Labor, 2012

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


2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 29, 2013,

College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, 2013

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

Vermont, 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 29, 2013,

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Vermont,

Vermont Board of Public Accountancy

Vermont CPA New Applicant Guide

Vermont Occupational Projections, Long- Term 2010-2020, Vermont Department of Labor, August 2012