Accounting is a great career choice. It’s an industry with many opportunities ripe for the picking. You just need to decide in which area of accounting you want to specialize.
Do you want to get into public or corporate accounting?
This is a question many accounting professionals go back and forth on. There are advantages to both career paths. It’s really about choosing the type of accounting that makes the most sense for your interests, skills, and career aspirations.
Here we outline the advantages of public and corporate accounting.
Public accountants have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and develop diverse accounting experience.
Some of the main advantages of working as a public accountant include:
Often cited drawbacks of public accounting include long hours, high paced work environments and tight deadlines.
Corporate accountants work for one company, analyzing and reporting on company financial information.
Some of the top advantages of working in corporate accounting include:
Some of the cons of this type of accounting include lack of variety and slower career growth.
Choosing one area of specialization in accounting doesn’t mean you are stuck in this area for your entire career. Many accountants make the switch. Choose the accounting career path that is the best choice for you.
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