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Career Focus on Accounting

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:03 AM
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If people are interested in the accounting field, they should ask themselves if they really want this career.   Do they have the patience and the responsibility to deal with a variety of people waiting for their solutions to all the company’s budging problems?   Accountants are always on the edge of their seats while works.   There isn’t hardly any room for mistakes in this field. They must be precise in everything they do.   Anyone willing to go on the wonderful journey to become an accountant must understand the process.

Accountants have variety of areas that could be occupied in this career.   An accountant performs accountant services that includes, preparing financial statements, prepare tax returns, audit financial records, and developing financial plans.   The different types of accountants are private, public, non-profit accountants and internal and external auditors.   A private accountant would work at a corporation.   A public accountant works at a CPA firm.   A non-profit accountant works with government agencies.   Accountants are required to understand revenues and expenses.   Internal Auditor has to work with the accounting and other departments.   Internal Auditors have to be alarm with the financial actives and the operations of the business.   “External Auditor is an independent public accounting, who examines a business entity’s books, but he or she is not an employee of the company”(Siegel, Shim).

“Based on recommendations made by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, thirty-eight states currently require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework-an addition thirty hours beyond the usual four year bachelor’s degree.” (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm)   An associate’s degree in applied science degree at a community college only needs sixty-six credit hours, yet if a student is willing to go farther than an associate he or she should transfer to an university by getting his or her Business...

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