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A Career in Accounting Tips on How You Can be Successful

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					A Career in Accounting: Tips on How You Can be Successful

In any type of businesses, an accountant is needed. You have to consider
that accounting is basically the language in business and having enough
knowledge about accountancy is essential for businessmen and women to
know how their business is doing. This is why accounting professionals
are very much in demand today. And, a lot of certified accountants have
become quite successful in their field and some have even started their
own business.

The great thing about this career is that it will enable you to interact
with all levels of business and you will also learn a lot from it.

So, just what does it take to become an accountant and follow this
career?

First of all, you need to know about the eligibility in becoming an
accountant.

You need to be a graduate in a 4 year bachelor's degree in accountancy or
any related field. Aside from this, an accountant should be able to have
good analytical and technical expertise in business systems. Good
mathematical aptitude is also a must-have for accountants. And, because
computers are now one of the most used medium in computing, you should
also have knowledge and the operating skills of a computer.

Another requirement is that you will need a bachelor's degree with a
minor in another subject. This should be taken from an accredited college
or university in order for you to apply for Master's in accounting.

You can also pursue this career if you had your course in accounting over
distance learning programs or through the internet.

Also, you will need an accreditation or license of certain organization,
such as being a CPA should have a license by the STA or the State Board
of Accountancy.

Most companies also require that you should complete a number of semester
hours as well as work hours, which are considered for a 4-year bachelor's
degree. If you become a public accountant, you will be taken as a
trainee. You will usually start your career as a junior internal auditor
or as cost accountant.

It is recommended that you should have a master's degree in business
administration or an MBA because it is preferred by more companies who
are looking for accountants as part of their employees

The great thing about pursuing accountancy as a career is that it
presents a lot of career opportunities. For example, you can get a job as
auditors or accountants in government offices or in private companies
even if you do not have any license.
During the course of your career, you can even get promoted to a
position, such as the chief financial officer position which presents a
lot more great opportunities for your career.

You can also work in the legal office. You can work as an auditor, a
financial officer, a budget analyst, a management accountant, and even as
a tax accountant. Most companies that are looking for tax accountants
will prefer accountants with legal background.

Forensic accounting is another promising career for accountants. Here,
you will investigate crimes, such as fraud in company's finances.

If you have a knack for teaching, you can teach a subject related to
accountancy in college. This is a great career option and many
accountants feel that this job is really fulfilling.

Just remember that in this profession, you have to start slow. If you are
just beginning a career as an accountant, try to start as a trainee and
work your way up to the career path that you want to take.

Accounting or accountancy career is a very promising career that presents
a lot of great opportunities. You can be sure that you will find the
right career that you want if you take this type of career.

				
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