Why Should You Choose Accountancy

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CAREER GUIDANCE: ACCOUNTANCY
By: CARLITO G. GABRIEL, JR., CPA

[Seven years ago, I was then a part of a career guidance like this. During that time I was not yet sure of what course to pursue in college. The career guidance was a great help in my decision to pursue BS – Accountancy. Maybe, most of you are not decided yet. Believe me this career guidance will help you. Let us thank Sir Edgar for this great opportunity. [Before we proceed, how many of you are planning to pursue accountancy?] Mention the word “accountancy” what comes first in your mind? People immediately think of figures, numbers, adding, subtracting and a big line of books. To most, accountancy is something dead, old and boring. Yet accountancy is not a boring, nor dead subject – in fact, it is one of the most exciting and challenging subject. Why should you choose accountancy? Good career prospects, stable (excellent) job market, short academic preparations and an excellent salary are just a few of the reasons why many people choose a career in accounting. Accounting careers have got a lot to offer in terms of career prospects. Accountants are always on demand and the fields or jobs that you can choose from are huge. This means that there are lot of opportunities for having a career as an accountant and you also have a lot of career choice to choose from. Career opportunities exist in public accounting, industry, government, not-for-profit institutions, and other business-related organizations. There are many different accounting jobs and many different industries in which accounting services are vital. Almost every type of industry or job sector will need some form of accounting services, whether as part of the company of “for hire” basis. Job seekers who are looking for a career in accountancy will have a wide range of options available to them. Career opportunities exist in public accounting, industry, government, not-for-profit institutions, and other business-related organizations such as: a. Media

b. Medical
c. Banking and Investing
d. Retail
e. Commerce
f. Private Accountancy Firms
g. Self Employed Chartered Accountants.
Jobs in accountancy careers are diverse and accountants can end up in a variety of job roles. Whether it be public, private or government the field of accounting provide a world of job opportunities. Accountancy options can include: * Finance Director

* Chartered Accountant
* Management Accountant
* Financial Analyst
* Bookkeeping
* Financial Auditor (Internal or External)
* Tax Expert
* Management Consultant
* Payroll and Personal Finance Managers
* Forensic Accountant
* NBI Agent
* Budget Analyst
* Treasury Agent
* Cost Analyst
* Certified Financial Manager
* Government Accountant
* Enrolled Agent
* Estate Planner
* Budget Officer
* Financial Analyst
* Financial Planner
* Franchise Tax Board Agent
* Credit Manager
* Certified Government Financial Manager
* Government Auditor
* Bank Examiner
* Investment Analyst
* Litigation Support
* Loan Officer
* General Accountant
* Systems Consultant
* Credit Analyst
* Tax Accountant
* Treasurer
[In fact, if you are an Accountant you can be a manager or in any positions available to a graduate of business administration, but the graduates of business administration they cannot be an accountant or be in the positions available to an accountant.]

Another reason why you should consider becoming an accountant is short academic preparation. To become a doctor, you need a bachelor's degree plus medical school plus years of residency. To become a lawyer, you need a bachelor's plus four years of law school. But to become an accountant, all you need is a bachelor's degree in accounting. That's it! You can start working straight out of college. In accounting, the best thing about it would probably be the great pay. You'll certainly...
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