Accounting Careers. Presented by The Nebraska Society of CPAs 2009-2010. Which Career Path to Take. Education. Public Accounting. Governmental & Not-for-Profit. Private Accounting. Where Do I Go From Here ?. Public Accounting Firms.
The Nebraska Society of CPAs
Where Do I Go From Here?
Regional/National Firms with Offices in Nebraska:
Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP
Kennedy & Coe, LLC
Local Firms in Nearly Every Community!!
Auditing & Assurance
Forecasting & Projecting
Personal Financial Planning
Internal ControlsCareers in Public Accounting
Your Local Bank
or Your Own Business!!
Tax PlanningCareers in Private Accounting
Local School System
General Accounting Office
Religious AffiliationsGovernmental & Not-for-Profit Opportunities
High School Business Teacher
University or College Professor
Strong College GPA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Strong College GPA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Associates degree from Community CollegeAccounting Careers Education Requirements
($250 million+ in sales)
1 year $49,000-$59,250
1-3 yrs $55,500-$69,250
Medium Private Firms
($25-$250 million in sales)
Acctng Clerk $27,250-$36,000
Acctng Manager $60,500-$79,500
1 year $41,500-$51, 500
1-3 years $48,500-$62,250
Manager $73,750-$95,750Salary Guide
(National Averages obtained from Robert Half International 2007 Salary Guide – Request a copy at www.rhii.com)
Continuing Education (CPE, Trade Publications & Associations)
Work with a variety of people
Preparation for owning your own business
Opportunities to travel nation-wide or globallyWhy would I want to go into a career in accounting?
Are you an analytical thinker?
Do you like to explore new opportunities?
Do you like challenges?
Do you like to problem solve?
Do you like variety?How do I know if I would like Accounting?
Work on Research Skills
Apply for an Internship (College Jr/Sr)
Remember that introductory accounting just gives you the basics –real world accounting is not simply debits & creditsWhat should I be doing now?