Department of Accountancy

Our accountancy professors bring real world professional experience to the classroom and will help you gain your own through internships at accounting firms, state government, and area businesses.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared for this challenging career and to pass professional exams in accounting – CPA, CMA, CIA, and CISA.


Both undergraduate and graduate accounting students take advantage of excellent internship opportunities form local employers.

Read more about the Graduate Public Service Internship program (GPSI)

Read more about undergraduate internships

GPSI Interns

Ediri Okoro

Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Econ. Opportunity

Wo Ying

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Springfield

Mareli Yeerken

Illinois Dept. of Financial & Prof. Regulation

Kani Touray &

Mariama Jallow

Illinois Department of Public Health

Ruyue Li

Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield

Ben Siverly

Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Econ. Opportunity

Leadership Lived

Juan Cabral ‘20

Jon O’Daniel ‘19

Ashlee Knapik ‘21

Alumni Spotlight

Krissy Finley graduated with her Bachelor’s in Accounting in 2018. She started an internship at Horace Mann her senior year, and is now working there as an accountant.

Jennifer Kelly finished both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at UIS. She is now a CPA and working as an Accounting Supervisor at ADM in Decatur.

Maura Lennie 
graduated with her Master’s in Accounting in 2017 and was a recipient of the NABA Central Region John Deere Scholarship award.
Qi Jang earned her Master’s degree in 2018 and passed the CPA. Since then, she has moved back to China and is ready to start her career in Accounting.

Grant Weber,
2017 Graduate and previous President of the Student Accounting Society, has recently passed the CPA Exam and is working at RSM in Chicago.
Taylor Wienke, a recent accounting graduate, is now working as a tax analyst for ABC Supply Co., Inc. in Beloit, Wisconsin.