All of the major accounting firms have offices in Salt Lake City, and there are many regional and local offices as well. Some of the firms have larger offices nationwide with job opportunities for those students who are seriously considering specific locations outside of Utah. Salt Lake City is growing in the technology, startup and outdoor industry and is also the largest industrial banking center in the United States, so there are various unique industry opportunities for accountants.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services expects an increase of 28% in the number of accounting jobs in the state between 2012 and 2022. This is twice the national average as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). For more data on accountant wages and salaries in Utah, check out AccountingEdu.
University of Utah students have free access to Utah’s public transportation system. Easily explore downtown Salt Lake City, head to the ski slopes and access the airport.
Taking a break from studying? Unwind by hitting the slopes, with a bike ride, by taking a local fitness class or by supporting a local farmer’s market.
All the Big Four Firms, Grant Thornton, BDO and Eide Bailey as well as numerous smaller public accounting firms come on campus to recruit.
Utah is home to five national parks within just a few hours’ drive. Explore the unique red rock that creates alien landscapes in Southern Utah and sandstone arches and funky hoodoos that defy gravity.