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When people discuss careers they think would be boring, accounting-related roles often top the list. Most people assume accountants spend their days sitting at their desk crunching numbers. While this is definitely part of accounting jobs, there is so much more to it.
In fact, with the continued integration of technology, accounting roles are evolving. The accounting careers of your parents’ generation look nothing like modern accounting careers.
To put to rest the idea that accounting careers are boring, here are 5 reasons why they are quite the opposite:
Metrics and analytics have never been more important to the decision-making process. From a business perspective, this means that accountants play a key role in helping decision-makers make vital decisions about company strategy and initiatives.
Accounting is taking on a more consulting-type role. Today, you are not only expected to organize financial statements and balance the books, you are also expected to consult with business leaders and clients about their options. Increasingly, accountants are getting a seat at the table for key strategy sessions and taking on more prominent roles within their companies.
Once you gain enough experience and think you are ready, you have the option to branch out and start your own accounting practice. This new path allows accountants to take hold of their career direction and hone in on the type of accounting practices they enjoy most. It allows the addition of a business element to your accounting background.
Accounting jobs are not limited to tax returns and balance sheets. There are dozens of different types of accounting jobs. You can work for corporations, accounting firms, and even forensic accounting.
Accountants are in demand. All companies need one. This provides you with great job security. You may also have the opportunity to work overseas, in different countries, and travel as part of your job.
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Stephen is a Partner and Practice Lead in the Accounting and Finance group. In 2011 Stephen purchased The London Group, and over the next several years built a small team and became a go-to recruiter for several mid-sized accounting firms. In 2016 the London Group merged with IQ PARTNERS, allowing Stephen to grow his accounting and finance recruitment practice under the umbrella of IQ PARTNERS.