Presentation on theme: "Why should I be a Certified Public Accountant? ?"— Presentation transcript:
Why should I be a Certified Public Accountant? ?
What do accountants do?? Tax Audit Accounting Management
What are some of the job opportunities for CPAs? Auditing Tax Advisory Services Financial Management & Reporting Forensic Accounting Information Technology Services Management Consulting Services Personal Financial Planning Comptroller Federal/State Law Enforcement Professors and Continuing Education Instructors Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
What are the skills necessary to be a CPA? Strong communication and people skills Problem solving, analytical & research abilities Good time management skills Leadership abilities High ethical standards Awareness of current events & emerging technologies
Why do many students choose accounting?
Starting Salaries for college graduates who are eligible for the CPA exam are 10% to 20% higher on average.
Travel on an Expense Account! Oui, Oui! Si Senor! You bet!
Education Requirements for CPA candidates- A Comparison to other careers: Pre-Med/Doctoral Degree Law Degree Accounting Degree/CPA Candidate 10 Years 6-8 Years 5 Years!
Accountants often work with high-level management, providing valuable and critical services and assistance for important business decisions.
Knowledge of Accounting provides valuable skills for all career paths. Read and understand financial statements Manage your own money Run your own business Creating your own budget Understanding and managing taxes Many, many other uses