A Guide to Accounting Jobs for Indians in the USA

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Accounting jobs in the US for Indians

For Indian accounting professionals aspiring to secure coveted positions in top public accounting firms in the USA, the journey often requires not only expertise but also a profound understanding of the intricacies of the American job market.

In this blog, we delve deep into the world of accounting jobs for Indians in the USA, shedding light on vital aspects such as certification pathways, specialized training programs like our esteemed MAcc (Master of Accountancy) program, and the recent STEM certification advantage that extends work permits to three years for qualified professionals.

Accounting job market in the USA for Taxation & Auditing:

The accounting job market in the USA for taxation and auditing is robust and continually evolving. With a complex tax system and stringent financial regulations, American businesses, both large and small, rely heavily on skilled tax and audit professionals to navigate the intricate fiscal landscape. 

Tax accountants are in high demand, especially during tax season, providing essential services to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. Auditors play a critical role in ensuring financial accuracy, regulatory compliance, and identifying areas for improvement within organizations. Do you know? The starting salary for Miles’ alumni beginning their accounting careers in the US is $60,000 (INR 50,00,000).

Public accounting firms in the US are highly competitive and dynamic, offering lucrative opportunities for skilled professionals. Renowned firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), and KPMG consistently seek talented individuals to handle complex tax strategies and meticulous auditing processes. These firms, along with others such as Grant Thornton and BDO USA, provide a platform for professionals to work with diverse clients, ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses. With a focus on precision, compliance, and innovation, these firms offer a stimulating environment for tax and audit experts to thrive and make significant contributions to the financial landscape of the United States.

Certification Pathways: Building a Solid Foundation

The first step toward a rewarding accounting career in the USA begins with certifications. Miles Education provides expert guidance on certification paths such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), and FRM (Financial Risk Manager). These certifications not only enhance your skills but also make you highly desirable to top accounting firms.

MAcc Program: Elevating Your Expertise

Our MAcc program stands as a beacon for Indian accountants aiming to excel in the USA. Tailored to meet the demands of top public accounting firms, this program not only imparts in-depth knowledge but is now STEM-certified, offering an extended three-year work permit. With a curriculum designed by industry experts and delivered by seasoned professionals, MAcc equips you with the skills necessary for a successful career in tax and audit.

STEM Certification Advantage: Extending Work Permits

One of the most significant challenges for Indian professionals working in the USA is navigating the complexities of work permits. With MAcc being STEM-certified, Indian accountants now enjoy an extended work permit of three years (traditionally 1 year), providing a stable foundation to kickstart their careers in American public accounting firms. This advantage significantly enhances employability and job security. You will get a US F1 visa. On this visa, you will study for 1 year and be able to work for 3 years, ensuring a 4-year stay in the US. Moreover, Miles has an impressive visa acceptance rate of more than 96%, and we offer end-to-end support throughout the process! And to turn it even better, Miles will work with the partner firms to sponsor your H1B which will allow you an extra 6 years of work in the US, and may lead to a green card.

Assured Placement Support: Nurturing Your Growth

With our MAcc program, We assure placement in esteemed public accounting firms in the US, offering a three-year work opportunity mainly in the fields of taxation and auditing. What sets us apart is our partnership with industry giants like Grant Thornton, BDO USA, Allinial Global, RBG, and EisnerAmper. We don’t just stop at securing your placement; we work diligently to obtain your H1B visa, extending your work tenure by an additional six years. Furthermore, our exclusive placement drives facilitate direct connections with these firms, potentially paving the way for job opportunities in the US even before you land. Your success story begins with Miles Education, where your growth is not just nurtured but assured.

These are the steps to start your accounting journey in the USA:

accounting journey in the USA


At Miles Education, we recognize the aspirations and potential of Indian accountants to work in the US. Hence offering tailored training and comprehensive programs designed to pave the way for success. We navigate the avenues of tax and audit careers in the USA essential for Indian accountants to thrive in the dynamic landscape of American public accounting. Join us to embark on this transformative journey together. Your dream accounting job in the USA awaits, and we are here to make it a reality.


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