Since 2008, Brandon Belanger has performed as a senior audit associate with Rothstein Kass in Walnut Creek, California, and is responsible for reviewing data from financial institutions and hedge funds. Prior to commencing his career, Brandon Belanger earned a bachelor of science in accounting from California State University (CSU), East Bay.
The Department of Accounting and Finance at CSU East Bay offers numerous opportunities for students looking to enter business. Those in this program receive training in the conceptual and practical aspects of this field. Along with enhancing their critical thinking and decision making skills, they learn how to properly prepare and report economic and financial information. Graduates of CSU East Bay have obtained employment in private practice, government, tax agencies, and non-profit organizations.
CSU East Bay further separates its accountancy program into undergraduate and graduate tracks. Individuals working toward their bachelor’s degrees must take courses in accounting information systems and two sessions of financial accounting, but they can specialize their education with classes such as The Legal Environment of Business, Cash Management, and Tax Accounting: Partnerships, Gifts, Estates, Trusts. Master’s degree candidates go into further depth on these and other related subjects.