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Accountant Pros & Cons
« on: November 19, 2015, 11:48:36 AM »
I've seen a lot about lawyers on here but not so much about accountants.

Does anyone out there have any advice on what are the best fields to go into? Are there any specialties, specifically in tax, that are especially lucrative down the line? What are the best exit opportunities out of tax/audit?

In general, pros and cons of big 4/national firm vs smaller firms? Public vs private? Accounting in general?

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Re: Accountant Pros & Cons
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 11:49:55 AM »
I've seen a lot about lawyers on here but not so much about accountants.

Does anyone out there have any advice on what are the best fields to go into? Are there any specialties, specifically in tax, that are especially lucrative down the line? What are the best exit opportunities out of tax/audit?

In general, pros and cons of big 4/national firm vs smaller firms? Public vs private? Accounting in general?

My opinion is that accounting is a perfect career choice, unless you have other options  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Accountant Pros & Cons
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 11:54:48 AM »
My opinion is that accounting is a perfect career choice, unless you have other options  ;D ;D ;D

And don't forget the big con:  you're dealing with numbers all day.

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Re: Accountant Pros & Cons
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 11:55:02 AM »

My opinion is that accounting is a perfect career choice, unless you have other options  ;D ;D ;D

It's true that no one ever turned down a career in investment banking to be an auditor but, at least in the professional service industry, it has to be pretty high up there.