WebCPA: Best Starting Jobs for Graduates in Accounting or Finance
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.