International Business Careers in Accounting


GVSU students in London during their study abroad experience.

Accounting IB Professionals are involved in all of the major areas of accounting:  Public accounting, taxation, internal audit and management accounting.  International Business experience is highly valued in accounting firms as ell as in large corporate firms as they monitor their business activity.

Some career options may include:

International Tax Manager

Within the area of international tax, the goal of any organization should be to align global effective tax rate reduction and efficient global cash utilization with overall business strategy. Professionals in the international tax practice help multinational clients integrate tax planning into their overall business strategy and comply with both US and international regulatory requirements. Whether a company is engaged in a merger or acquisition, maintaining compliance with multi-jurisdictional business transactions, or streamlining multi-national supply chain, international tax managers concentrate efforts on compliance, research, consulting, and planning issues.

Internal Auditor

The Internal Auditor works under the direction of the CFO to prepare and execute independent internal audits and evaluations including testing, evaluating internal control processes, business processes and internal control systems. These professionals audit all financial and reporting processes for compliance with accounting rules and legal obligations. They develop, recommend and communicate plans for process improvements and techniques to discover and prevent fraud. This position involves travel to both domestic and international locations.

International Accounting Manager

The International Accounting Manager will serve as the primary liaison between the company’s international operations and corporate accounting and finance functions, and will be responsible for managing and coordinating the month- and quarter-end closes for the company’s international businesses; providing internal and SEC reporting support to local and international external auditors; partnering with the Controller to provide guidance on revenue recognition issues; ensuring GAAP and SOX compliance; and assisting with foreign currency activities


Companies where our Accounting IB alumni are currently working:


Ernst & Young

Plante & Moran

BDO Seidman



Spectrum Health

Beene Garter & Co

Herman Miller

Accounting IB Faculty

Dept. Phone: (616) 331-7190
Dept. Fax: (616) 331-7412

Prof. Rita Grant

[email protected]
(616) 331-7409
Seidman - Accounting 
3032 L William Seidman Center

Prof. Bishal BC

[email protected]
(616) 331-7179
Seidman - Accounting 
3154 L. William Seidman Center

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