Accounting careers are always a valuable aspect to any economy. Accountants, whether the current economy is in a slump or not, are always in demand. Obtaining the minimum requirements to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) exams are available at most universities. There are a few different areas of accounting that students can choose from. It is also possible to obtain a CPA’s license without a degree, but to further your career it is a good recommendation.
The basic accounting major will give the person the skills to obtain an eventual employment as a CPA. Additionally, other career opportunities with this basic degree include: financial analyst, controller, cost analyst, and so forth.
The next one is as an accountant/computer information systems degree they play a vital role in implementing and executing technology inside different organizations such as network security, software development, and Internet safety operations. Other responsibilities can include: planning, integrating and analyzing any computer related operations of various firms.
Another option is accountant/corporate finance major. The requirements of this encompass planning for future finances for an individual or business establishment to ensure positive cash flow. Additionally, besides ensuring cash flow, they typically develop, analyze, and manage financial risk.
Forensic accounting is a challenging and crucial career, but an option to those looking for a rewarding job. This form of accounting generally investigates white-collar crime such as: securities fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and so forth. These accountants generally work hand and hand with lawyers and law enforcement. This type will also have extra requirements in having law knowledge.
Accounting, overall, is the method of measuring, accumulation, identifying, preparing and analyzing financial data to help make forward looking decisions based on numerical facts and data.
Lastly, any form of accounting requires an eye for detail, and strong math skills. If that fits the case, these may be options to consider.