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.
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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
Your Local Bank
or Your Own Business!!
Local School System
General Accounting Office
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 College
Large Public Firms
($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)
1 year$41,500-$51, 500
(National Averages obtained from Robert Half International 2007 Salary Guide – Request a copy at www.rhii.com)
Variety of work
Continuing Education (CPE, Trade Publications & Associations)
Work with a variety of people
Preparation for owning your own business
Opportunities to travel nation-wide or globally
Are you a team player?
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?
Improve on Oral & Written Communication Skills
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 & credits
Which Path Will You Choose?