September 22th, 2012
My Accounting Career Essay
Perfect to the Penny, in the world of accounting you must be. When I do would month end bank reconciliation and there was a .03 cent difference, I would have to find it. My boss would say “Don’t worry about it. I couldn’t rest until all accounts were balanced to the penny. I am not a perfectionist or a mathematician. But, I do get satisfaction from a job done right. I never choose to be an Accountant; I fell into it with my first job and found I was good at it. I also like the fact that many people find it hard to do and need my help.
I have been paid well doing accounting and now wish to go further with my career and be my own boss. A CPA can make a lot more money, the job market is expanding with international trade and with power of internet I can work from home.
The Accounting market is rising.
“Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. There has been an increased focus on accounting in response to corporate scandals and recent financial crises. Stricter laws and regulations, particularly in the financial sector, will likely increase the demand for accounting services as organizations seek to comply with new standards. Additionally, tighter lending standards are expected to increase the importance of audits, as this is a key way for organizations to demonstrate their creditworthiness.”(Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13)
The need for CPA’s.
Accountants and auditors who have earned professional recognition, especially as a Certified Public Accountants (CPA), should have the best prospects. To take the test and acquire my CPA certification I must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
“The continued globalization of business should lead to more demand for...