The CPA Career Path
The CPA - Certified Public Accountant - career path is a rewarding one. The CPA credential equates to a world of possibilities. Today's CPAs are the CEOs and CFOs of major corporations, technology managers, forensic experts and much more.
Posted: April 26, 2016
Here is an English-major-turned-accountant's take on how to be a successful accounting policy manager.
Posted: March 14, 2016
Being a CPA can result in superior financial rewards. Current estimates are that CPAs earn 15 percent more per year compared to non-CPA accountants, which, over the course of a 40-year career, can add up to more than $1 million in additional income.
Posted: December 11, 2015
While a career in accounting can be the perfect path for some, it isn’t unusual for professionals to explore different paths. Here are five examples of nontraditional careers for accountants looking for a change.
Posted: March 31, 2015
One less-discussed accounting career path that offers a dynamic environment in which to work where every day is different than the next is fraud and forensic accounting.
Posted: March 6, 2015
The job responsibilities in internal audit vary depending on the type of company; however, audit engagements require employees to have similar skill sets. One of the challenging aspects of being an internal auditor is to trust a company and its employees and, at the same time, verify the work of management.
Posted: February 23, 2015
As an accounting professional, there are a number of opportunities to develop a career outside of the typical audit and tax stereotypes. One such area is information technology (IT) audit.
Posted: February 4, 2015
Working in corporate and general accounting often has a different atmosphere than working in public accounting, academia or government. Here's an overview of what a typical day might be like for a corporate or industry accountant.
Posted: January 23, 2015
A frequently overlooked accounting career path is higher education. Many accounting professors are CPAs who have chosen to pursue a fulfilling career of teaching instead of practicing.
Posted: December 23, 2014
As a student, how do you exactly know which branch of accounting is your ideal career path? You’ve spent numerous years learning various topics in accounting, but how does that translate into working in those fields? NJCPA student member Shakor Jukes takes a look at the role of the Tax Accountant.
Posted: December 3, 2014
How do you know if you are a good fit for auditing? Get an inside glimpse into the life of an auditor from NJCPA member Marilyn Carnevale, CPA.