Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WebCPA: Best Starting Jobs for Graduates in Accounting or Finance

  • Where to Start Your Career


  • With many people just getting their Bachelors in Accounting and Finance--and with more than a few of them still job-hunting--Michael Cohn of Accounting Today chooses his six best options for jobs in the accounting and finance area. Michael likes financial analysts (big need at financial institutions), accountant (private or CPA), auditor, payables clerk (a somewhat surprising choice--perhaps made to emphasize that not all accounting positions require a bachelor's degree), credit analysts (similar to financial analysts in many ways but with primary focus of minimizing uncollectible risk) and mortgage underwriter (claim that bachelor's in finance is enough makes me skeptical unless the student has two of the following three: very good grades, extensive internship/past business background, degree from university with excellent academic reputation).

    I would have liked Mr. Cohn to have delineated the "accountant" category more clearly--there is a significant difference between working in a large CPA firm versus a small private business. Additionally, in the accounting realm, I would have included IRS Revenue Agent and Internal Auditor as worthwhile entry-level opportunities.

    4 Comments:

    Blogger Johns said...

    Useful post on Starting jobs for graduates i think before starting a fulltime jobs we should do some internship in any good accouts firms and gain some more experience to work on. Nice post to read and get some good ideas.

    2:35 AM  
    Blogger Johns said...

    Useful post on Starting jobs for graduates i think before starting a fulltime jobs we should do some internship in any good accouts firms and gain some more experience to work on. Nice post to read and get some good ideas.

    2:35 AM  
    Blogger Rachel Scott said...

    Pursue degree in accounting is the great way to open door of multiple careers in accounting field like CPA, Auditors and Management Accountants.

    http://www.accountingdegreetalk.org/accounting-degree-careers.php

    2:45 AM  
    Blogger Ronald John Neal said...

    Accountants have a lot of opportunities in every businesses profit or non profit which always involve money and asset and expenses calculation. Even with the rise of computer technology, accounting needs will never fade. Accountants, on the other hand, can work in private practice, as bookkeepers, as bank tellers, bank credit investigators or business auditors.

    4:15 PM  

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