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Your career opportunities and compensation level will increase if you earn an online accounting degree. An online Bachelor's degree in accounting should immediately move you to a job title of Accountant, Senior Accountant (if you have experience), Auditor or Senior Auditor, among other opportunities. If you are already in or want to join public accounting, you will want to consider taking the uniform CPA exam to get licensed. An online Bachelor's degree in accounting should also bring you new opportunities in private industry or government management positions, not only in the accounting department, but also in operations, finance, branch management, marketing and even human resources.
Should your online accounting degree be at a Master'ss level, jobs like Accounting Manager, Controller, Vice President of Accounting and even Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be within your reach. If you wish to deviate from the accounting department, mid- and upper-level management opportunities will present themselves in operations, finance, marketing and human resources.
Along with all of the above, the growing importance of the Information Technology (IT) area in private industry, government and nonprofit operations requires talented accounting graduates with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in accounting. This career path can often be the fastest track to senior management positions, leaving the others in the dust. The need for talent is always the most important job opportunity consideration and even the IT division needs accounting talent since their performance is also evaluated in accounting terms.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|