Making Mom Proud: Financial Accounting Career Options
In This Chapter
Mapping out your college courses
Finding out the differences between a CPA and an MBA
Considering financial accounting employment opportunities
Examining the future of financial accounting
This chapter gives you the 4-1-1 on the making of a financial accountant. If you’re wondering about the types of college courses you need to take in addition to your basic financial accounting course, you’ve come to the right place! I outline the various business and nonbusiness courses you can expect to take for an undergraduate degree in accounting and explain the additional courses needed for those pursuing a graduate business degree.
Also, I describe the many different career paths a financial accountant can follow, from being self-employed to working for a large accounting firm to working for nonbusiness entities such as charitable organizations.
In this chapter, you find out how much you can expect to earn as a financial accountant fresh out of college. You also get some perspective on the changing nature of business ...