Accounting Career Paths

If you are trying to learn what might be a good accounting career path, you will have a wide variety of choices if you have a degree in accounting. The general choices are public, private or government/non-profit. Public accounting, working for a CPA firm, historically is the most popular for newer accounting graduates because it provides knowledge and experience working with companies in a variety of industries. Unless the firm specializes in one type of company, working for a CPA firm gives a new graduate the opportunity to examine both a number of industries and experience both the write-up and audit function.

Careers in Accounting include:
Tax Planning and Compliance
Auditing
Information Systems
Management Advising Services
General Accounting
Cost Accounting
Public accounting firms
Government agencies
Banks and other financial institutions
Nonprofit organizations
Health care industry
Service and manufacturing companies
Consulting practices
Private practice