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Structured Recruiting Employment Opportunities

Employers hire for entry-level, full time job opportunities through this process. In public accounting, the firms typically hire for are Staff Auditor, Tax Staff Associate, and in some cases an Advisory/Consultant roles. On the corporate side, many of the roles are for rotational programs or an entry-level staff accountant position.

Starting salaries for roles obtained through the Structured Recruiting process vary based on the company, type of role, and geographic location. The average starting salary for UNC MAC students is ~63,000. This amount is the same for any student, regardless of previous work experience.

All academic concentrations are eligible to participate in the Structured Recruiting process, however, it is important to note that the majority of employment opportunities through the SR process are in tax and audit. You are not required to select a concentration prior to participating in Structured Recruiting, however, you are strongly encouraged to concentrate in whichever service line you accept a full time role in after the process ends. Students are asked to apply to positions within the concentration they will most likely accept a role in (ie: tax concentrations apply for tax positions, audit concentrations apply for audit positions). If you have already chosen a concentration and wish to switch that concentration, you must consult with the Academics & Operations Team. Please note that any changes to your academic plan have the potential to impact your graduation date.

Looking for more information on our academic concentrations and how they can impact your career? Check out our Academics Concentrations page.

Public accounting can be viewed as firms of accountants that serve clients such as businesses, individuals, nonprofits, and governments. It involves being an independent third party that examines the financial statements and supporting systems of clients to see if their financial statements fairly represent the results, financial position, and cash flows of the clients.

Staff Auditor: performs the detail work of a financial audit under the supervision of Senior staff.

Tax Staff Associate: prepares tax returns, researches tax questions, and counsels clients on their tax issues, under the supervision of Senior staff.

Advisory: provides consulting services and reviews the integrity of client systems.

Public Accounting Employers: The following public accounting firms participate in Structured Recruiting. Please note all employers are subject to change: Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Grant Thornton, Bernard Robinson, Andersen, BDO, DHG, Elliott Davis, Thomas Judy Tucker, and RSM.

Corporate Accounting is the process of accounting that is dedicated to the operations of a single company. Deals with processes such as the preparation of cash flow statements, financial records, balance sheets and more. Also includes setting up systems and recording business transactions that are aggregated into financial statements.

Rotational Programs: provides an opportunity for students to rotate into different business functions, including accounting, finance, operations, banking and a variety of other disciplines.

Entry level Accountant: these positions vary based on company needs.

Corporate Accounting Employers: The following corporate employers participate in Structured Recruiting. Please note all employers are subject to change: Lincoln Financial, Duke Energy, ExxonMobil, and Capital One.