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Once you earn your Bachelor's degree in accounting, you will interest employers in almost all industries. Since accounting is the language of business, there will be many opportunities open to you. Whether you decide to start in public (CPA firm), private (a manufacturing, retail, wholesale, or service company) or nonprofit accounting after earning your degree in accounting, you will be attractive to potential employers.
If you choose public accounting, as many accounting degree students often do, you would start in an entry-level position performing “write-up” work, making or analyzing daily and monthly operating entries and results, or working as an auditing assistant, spending time at client's offices helping the audit manager conduct a semi-annual or annual audit of the client's operations. Should you decide to work in the private or non-profit sector, you normally qualify for an entry-level staff accountant position. Depending on the size of the company, you would either directly make operational entries or review the entries of others, making adjusting entries where necessary.
From these seemingly modest beginnings, you could move up to earning your Certified Public Accountant designation, become a managing accountant, controller, or chief financial officer. Your career might also take a diagonal direction as an operations manager, financial analyst, forensic accountant, or possibly, human resource manager. The options are almost limitless since you understand the language of business.