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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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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

Regional/National Firms with Offices in Nebraska:

Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP

Kennedy & Coe, LLC

Local Firms in Nearly Every Community!!


Traditional

Auditing & Assurance

Tax

Consulting

Forecasting & Projecting

New Opportunities

Forensic Accounting

Estate Planning

Personal Financial Planning

International

Information Technology

Internal Controls

Careers in Public Accounting


Climbing the Corporate Ladder


Private Industries

Your Local Bank

or Your Own Business!!


Financial Management

Financial Reporting

Internal Auditing

Management Accounting

Non-financial Positions

Tax Planning

Careers in Private Accounting


Private Accounting’s Corporate Ladder


Governmental & Not-for-Profit

FBI

Local School System

Local Hospital

University system


Federal

FBI

IRS

Treasury Dept

General Accounting Office

State

Universities

Agencies

Departments

Local

Hospitals

Public Schools

Not-for-Profit

Charitable Organizations

Religious Affiliations

Governmental & Not-for-Profit Opportunities


Government & Not-for-ProfitCareers

  • Performance Auditing

  • Financial Audits

  • Compliance Audits

  • Investigative Audits


Education

High Schools

Junior Highs

Middle Schools


Education Opportunities

High School Business Teacher

University or College Professor


Education Careers

  • Instructor

  • Researcher

  • Board Member

  • Business Consultant

  • Expert Witness

  • Author


Public

Strong College GPA

CPA Recommended

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Private

Strong College GPA

CPA Optional

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Associates degree from Community College

Accounting Careers Education Requirements


CPA Requirements in Nebraska

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Education: 150 hours

    • including bachelors degree with accounting emphasis

  • Examination

  • Ethics Exam

  • Experience: 2 years under a licensed CPA

  • Benefit: CPA is a highly-regarded designation in the business world. It opens the doors to many opportunities for employment.


Large Public Firms

($250 million+ in sales)

1 year $49,000-$59,250

1-3 yrs $55,500-$69,250

Senior $66,250-$85,500

Mngr $82,750-$111,750

Director/ $102,000-$159,500

Sr. Mngr

Medium Private Firms

($25-$250 million in sales)

Acctng Clerk$27,250-$36,000

Acctng Manager$60,500-$79,500

Controller$66,000-$120,500

CFO$94,250-$175,750

Internal Audit:

1 year$41,500-$51, 500

1-3 years$48,500-$62,250

Senior$61,000-$77,250

Manager$73,750-$95,750

Salary Guide

(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

Why would I want to go into a career in accounting?


Will I be able to find a job with an Accounting degree?

  • Every business needs an accountant

  • High demand for accountants

  • Competitive salaries with long-term growth potential

  • Accounting degree gives fundamental business knowledge applicable to any business position including Marketing, Finance, Management, & Administration


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?

How do I know if I would like Accounting?


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

What should I be doing now?


Scholarships Available

  • Scholarship money is readily available for college accounting students!!

  • Example – www.loma-ne.org

  • Where do I apply?

  • Check with your college’s financial aid office and accounting faculty at your college or university


Where can I get more information?

  • Nebraska Society of CPAs www.nescpa.com

  • Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy www.nbpa.ne.gov/

  • CPA Exam website www.cpa-exam.org

  • American Institute of CPAs www.aicpa.org

  • www.StartHereGoPlaces.com

  • www.MoneyMeansBusiness.com

  • www.FeedThePig.org

  • Talk with School Counselor or Business Teacher


Which Path Will You Choose?


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