Department: Accounting & Information Systems

In an economy driven by the rapid emergence of new technologies, new business models, and business globalization, transacting in capital markets becomes increasingly complex, and the role of accounting increasingly vital. The entity’s management must ensure that its internal structures and controls allow it to deliver timely and accurate information to regulators, its board of directors, and investors about its financial performance. Regulators and standard-setters continually evaluate the degree to which existing accounting standards reliably depict the economic impact of the entities business activities. Investors and other market participants must assess the degree to which the entities financial statements and other disclosed information reflect the entities performance and economic risks. Indeed, management structures activities through a variety of complex transactions such as securitizations and hedging to transfer risks to counterparties and minimize exposure to losses.

At Queens College, the Department of Accounting & Information Systems must also adapt to the changing needs of the profession and our economy. We rigorously evaluate our curriculum and criteria for student success to ensure that our programs reflect the high level educational needs of the profession. We work hard to provide our students with support and guidance. There are many resources available within the Department and the College to help you make the most of your educational experience and achieve your professional goals.