A degree in accounting equals career insurance. No matter the business, a key business partner must be the accountant. By enrolling in an accounting curriculum, one receives basic business knowledge in economics, finance, law, marketing, organizational management, and statistics in addition to learning the principles of accounting. Your required accounting courses will teach you the timeless principles of maintaining accurate business records. In addition you will learn to use modern technology to produce these records. Your degree provides you a career ready resume for any field of business. Larger companies have their own accounting staff. Smaller firms frequently hire companies who specialize in providing services such as payroll preparation, billing, cash flow analysis, cost accounting, tax preparation, and auditing. You can expect to be hired as a junior accountant. Your responsibilities may include reviewing daily transactions, preparing general journal entries, preparing financial statements for management and assisting with audit functions.
In a firm that specializes in accounting services, you will be introduced to clients and become responsible for preparing their records and required government reports. You may be given the opportunity to specialize in a particular area such as payroll taxes or preparation of tax returns for non-profit corporations. In any scenario, you will learn to analyze data and make recommendations to management. Your degree is requisite to become a certified public accountant (CPA). CPAs have unlimited career opportunities ranging from owning their own business to becoming general partners in large companies. Whatever your career aspirations, if you enjoy creating and maintaining business records, accounting is for you!