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How to Find Accounts Job Opportunities

by Silas Reed

posted in Business : Careers Employment

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An accounts job is a guarantee for future. A lot of people would do anything for a job in this field. However the problem with most of them is that they have no idea how to get into these jobs. If you want account work, then there are two things you should be aware of: your educational qualifications and choosing the right job. There are many ways to do these. In this article, we shall talk of how to find the right accounts job opportunities.

Job Profile

Jobs in accounting mainly require you to go through a firm's public records, financial reports and ensure that the tax is paid on time. But the duties of the job will vary from company to company.

For instance, the role of a government accountant is to deal with the financial records of a government company. He may also be asked to go through the financial records of a private firm in case government tax regulations are involved. Account employment in management however is more concerned with the analysis of financial information and their effect on the company.

Educational Qualifications

It is very important to at least be a graduate if you want to work in the accounting field. However there are quite a few people who do not have a graduate degree in accounting.

But if you plan to get into this field, then it is better to get a graduate degree in accounting or an allied field. Computer skills, Masters Degree, diploma courses and additional experience are definitely added advantages.

Previously people used to look out only for government jobs in accounting. However this is not the case any more. Capitalism is here to stay. A lot of private companies are formed everyday which require good accountants and other professionals in the finance field.

Government jobs in accounting provide security but private jobs in this field provide a larger pay scale and more opportunities for development. However this also means that the competition is very high.

It is not that you can only be an accountant; there are several options to choose from like financial analysts, budget officers and auditors. If you have an experience of five or more years, then you can easily get the job of a staff accountant or senior accountant with big companies.

Finding an Accounting Job

Accounting careers are stipulated to increase at the rate of 8% by 2012. The best part about an accounts job is that you do not always have to be employed by some company. Yes, you are right. You can avoid the long tedious hours of private companies, get more money and yet enjoy a sense of freedom and security if you are a self employed accountant.

To be self employed you need to pass the examination of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). However at times it is enough to just have professional experience attached with a company. But this needs to be attested. But giving CPA is a lot of safer because then you are completely at ease with your new career.

You can search local newspapers and the net and also register with a head hunter to get the best accounts job.

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Silas Reed, Writer for AccountingCrossing, writes articles that inform and teach about different accounting job profiles. Please visit and sign up for a FREE trial to gain access to ALL of the many exclusive job listings we offer in the accounting profession.

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