Exploring Careers in Accounting

By Ariana Jackson - August 27th, 2018

Accounting

If you’re considered the “numbers expert” by people you know, or if you’ve always had an interest in or passion for mathematics, a career in accounting may be a great fit for you. Career opportunities are available in just about any industry, with many of them yielding lucrative salaries.

Many companies need qualified professionals with business acumen to develop and maintain business relationships, manage risk, and carry out strategies for money management practices.

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting will allow you to use your mathematical and critical thinking skills to help companies and clients properly manage their finances.

Accounting careers require professionals to…

  • Prepare and analyze financial records, ensuring accuracy.
  • Ensure that taxes and expenses are paid on time and in the appropriate manner.
  • Maintain, organize, and ensure accuracy of personal records.
  • Enhance profits and reduce costs.
  • Recognize and adhere to current regulations and ethics.

If you consider yourself a people person, you may want to think about becoming a certified public accountant (CPA). Professionals in these roles may find themselves working with clients over long periods of time to consult on, plan, implement, and maintain monetary transactions such as taxes, saving, budgeting, and spending.

Accounting careers are greatly suited for professionals who are analytical and detail-oriented. You may like these professions:

  • Credit Analyst.
  • Budget Analyst.
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Examiner.

These careers often include analyzing data and using reasoning skills to calculate debts and credit, manage and minimize risk, and maintain ethical standards, regulations, and compliance on company, state, and federal levels.

Would you like to put your leadership skills on display? Consider pursuing a role as an accounting manager.

Roles like these require leading teams and maintaining executive/C-Suite-level business and client relationships. These individuals are required to  not only manage money, but also employees. They are also industry leaders in analysis, auditing, and risk management.

Regardless of which career path you choose, you’ll have many opportunities to use your skills and knowledge to positively impact businesses, consumers, and your career in your chosen industry.