Accounting Resources

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA)
The District of Columbia Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) offers three undergraduate or graduate scholarship opportunities for eligible candidates.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The AICPA provides detailed information about a variety of scholarships directed towards students.

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)
Explore NOVA scholarships offered to students.

Teachers of Accounting of Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC)
Learn about student scholarships at TACTYC.

Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation (VSCPA)
View all available VSCPA scholarships.
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and VSCPA
Join FREE with a student membership to both the AICPA and VSCPA

NVCC Career Connection
Career Connection provides NOVA students with information about current jobs and internships available by local businesses and organizations.

NVCC Guaranteed Interview Program
Guaranteed Interviews are intended to pair students in targeted applied degree, C.S.C., and non-credit programs here at the College—that is, those students who are looking to enter the workforce immediately after their journey with NOVA, as opposed to transferring to a four-year institution—with area employers, who agree to conduct screening interviews for our students. These interviews can be intended as a true hiring screen, if the employer has an open position for which they are actively hiring and for which a NOVA student could be considered a candidate. But they can also be exploratory/informational, which serves the dual purpose of providing practical interview experience to our students and increasing awareness of a particular company and its opportunities among a large pool of workforce-ready talent. 

For more information contact Lucy Williams at

Virgina Society of CPAs (VSCPA)
VSCPA Career Center posts jobs and internships.

The Wall Street Journal
How to activate your complimentary Wall Street Journal membership: Students, faculty and staff at Northern Virginia Community College can activate the complimentary memberships by visiting Links to an external site and entering their MyNOVA credentials to authenticate access. Those who currently pay for an existing WSJ membership may call 1-800-JOURNAL and mention they are switching to the school-sponsored membership. Partial refunds will be dispersed.

Gleim Exam Prep
Explore CPA review materials from Gleim, and get a FREE CPA review guide!

Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) & Surgent CPA Review
VSCPA and Surgent are offering a discount for VSCPA members including students.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) & NOVA
Have an advanced degree but need accounting credits to take the CPA exam? Learn more with ACCA and NOVA.

Get certified in Excel, Microsoft, QuickBooks Online and more with Certiport!

Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
Having a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation verifies a financial professional's knowledge and abilities regarding portfolio management, economics, professional and ethical standards, and investment analysis. The certification is sponsored by the CFA Institute.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
With fraud ever evolving - and on the rise - organizations worldwide rely upon Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE's) to safeguard their businesses from fraud's devastating impact.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
As the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) premier designation for more than 40 years, the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) sets the standard for excellence within the profession. Earning the CIA is an important step toward demonstrating your core internal audit skills and knowledge.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
For 50 years, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the "why" behind numbers, not just the "what". That can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Businesses operate in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) are trusted finance professionals with the skills needed to meet global business needs. They help businesses by identifying opportunities to preserve and create value for shareholders and wider stakeholders, while proactively managing costs and risks. Ultimately, they are trusted to guide critical business decisions and drive strong business performance.

Enrolled Agent (EA)
An Enrolled Agent (EA) credential recognizes professionals, including CPAs, licensed by the government to represent taxpayers. They advise clients, prepare personal and business taxes, and deal with the Internal Revenue Service on matters related to business or personal tax audits. The certification is awarded by the IRS.

Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional
The Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional certification can help open doors for individuals looking to build a career in bookkeeping.

Appolinaire Abo
Appolinaire Abo was the 2019 Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC) Scholarship Award Winner. Read the story.

Black CPAs Who Paved the Way
There once was a time when Black American men and women had to break through racial barriers to pursue careers as certified public accountants. Learn more about these heroes.

Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA)
The Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) provides all the information you need to know about qualifying for the CPA exam and licensure in the state of Virginia.

Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • CPA Exam Booklet
    • The benefits of pursuing a career as a CPA
    • Who’s who in the CPA licensure process
    • Eligibility, applying for, and scheduling the CPA Exam
    • The upcoming changes in 2024 for CPA Evolution
    • Helpful links to CPA Exam Blueprints, the sample test, and other resources

NOVA Accounting Department Faculty
Campus Name Email FT/Adjunct
AN Thomas Marsh FT
AN Erica Thompson FT
AN Isabel Morrison FT
AL Raymond Cook FT
AL Pamela Parker FT
LO Kush Jenkins FT
LO Rujuta Panchal FT
MA Gary Brooks FT
MA Stephen Fritsche FT
WO Nauri Ahmed FT

Northern Virginia Community College Foundation
GIVE to support NOVA Accounting: When contributing, indicate OTHER designation and enter: FUND 300123 - Accounting Endowment.