Should You Study Accounting?

1. ARE YOU good at solving puzzles?

Yes, let’s break the biggest misconception straight ahead. Accounting does not revolve around solving mathematical problems, rather, its cornerstone concerns more about understanding the process, solving puzzles and giving opinion. You don’t have to be a math wiz to excel in accounting. Nonetheless, you have to be detail oriented and analytical, which means you’ll need to have extensive knowledge in algebra along the way. Accounting is more concrete rather than abstract.

 

2. Can YOU eat stress for breakfast?

Getting a license, let alone majoring in one is no piece of cake. Every course is hard and each of them requires high personal standards and discipline. Accounting is often considered to be one of the most rigorous college majors there is. With some very intense coursework, students will find that their free time is limited. Studying accounting requires a large time commitment and as courses progress the workload required will only grow. But the fruits will be worth it. Accountancy offers you excellent job prospects and often attracts higher salaries. And if you’re interested in travel, with a globally-recognized accountancy qualification, you could have opportunities to work internationally. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) itself summarized it best in its newly issued pamphlet: "Accounting: The One Degree with 360 Degrees of Possibilities".

 

3. Are YOU ready for lifelong learning?

In today’s shifting professional landscape, CPAs have to be nimble to keep their footing. Continuing education and lifelong learning are crucial for CPAs who want to stay ahead of the curve, enhancing their competencies and integrating learning and working experiences. Instead of thinking of it as burden, take it as an investment. Its absence would mean our skills could become obsolete, we could get really bored or laid off, the companies we work for could close, and our bodies or brains (or both) could give out. And as it turns out, lifelong learning is recognized in the workplace as a top attribute for professional success.