Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Recently I ran across a blog posting from The Acclaimed Accountant that talks about 30 unique career paths that you can do with an accounting degree. The post is very interesting and is worth checking out and can give you creative ideas of what other options there are out for you as an accountant.
You can check out the post here.
Overall, while accounting is tedious and boring, having a bit of an accounting background certainly does give you an edge in the business environment. A lot of good entrepreneurs also have accounting backgrounds, if that is the route you want to go afterwards.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I apologize for not keeping this blog as active as I should have, but I’m back for good now, and will be blogging regularly (I promise), and will be even doing a bit of a website design in the future, and adding lots of great resources for fresh prospective CA students.
With 5 months left until I become a CA, these are the available interesting career options and choices available to me:
Do I still within Big 4 and wait until I make manager before leaving industry?
Do I venture off into industry once I get my CA?
Will I go private or public?
Do I even want to make CA so fast?
Do I want to try a small accounting firm?
Do I answer all the headhunter calls I’m getting?
Do I take a break for awhile and try some other things?
I must say the future holds some interesting promise. One of my regrets and maybe it’s a “The grass is greener on the other side” kind of thing, is that I’ve been working at Big 4 environment since I was 19 years old at a co-op and I never had a summer off since then.
It was either in school getting CA credits or co-oping at Big 4. I feel pretty tired and feel a lot of youth sacrifice had to be made. I felt a lot of envy over my other non accounting friends who got to jump from job to job and try different things. Recently I read about the guy who had 52 jobs in 52 weeks, www.oneweekjob.com and I felt really envious.
Looking back, I might have chosen a different route. Now that I’m nearing the end of my journey, I feel there is a lot of soul searching for me to do still. I feel lots of people at Big 4 are the same way. They don’t really know what they want to do with their lives and are putting off thinking about it until they get their CA.
The worse thing I would imagine is to get your CA, and then leave to a industry job that is even worse. After auditing at a lot of industry jobs, I notice that the CA’s especially in financial reporting roles are very miserable and have worse jobs than at Big 4 in terms of the *shit* they have to deal with.
Time to think has begun.