If you’re an accounting student heading back to school next month, you might find yourself looking forward to the day you graduate and get out into the working world, leaving the classroom behind for a real job and a good paycheck. But are you really ready?
Professional training is the fuel that keeps your career in finance and accounting moving forward. It’s essential when you’re attempting to stay in touch with changing regulations and industry happenings. Conferences, courses and certifications are all great ways to show your employer your ever-increasing value.
If Sherlock Holmes had a job interview scheduled, what would he do before anything else? Elementary, dear reader: He’d investigate the potential employer.
As you work toward becoming a CPA, there are some other letters you can earn behind your name. Two of the most popular are MAcc (Master of Accountancy) and MBA (Master of Business Administration). Which ones you get, if any, is a matter of preference—so how do you know which one is right for you?
Most accounting and finance professionals find — and hopefully remain in — jobs they love. But let’s face it; sometimes things just don’t work out. The decision to part ways with your employer can come about for any number of reasons: health or personal issues, a move to another city or your spouse’s transfer, a bad boss or a need for growth not offered in your current position.