What Accounting Career Path Should I Take?

Those who are unfamiliar with the world of accounting might think of it as a kind of one-size-fits-all career field. An accountant is an accountant, right? Of course, we know that there is a lot more to it than that, and there are all kinds of accounting career paths to explore. But how do you know which one is best suited to you?  

Let’s take a look at some great accounting career options to help you get an idea of what you might like to try. 

Accounting Assistant 

A good way to get your foot in the accounting world’s door is by becoming an accounting assistant. This can also work well for individuals who are only looking for part-time work in the accounting field, perhaps while they go to school. An accounting assistant will typically help the rest of the accounting team with the daily numbers-related tasks of a business, government agency, or non-profit entity, and it can serve as a great stepping stone to other jobs in accounting.  

Forensic Accountant 

Have you ever thought of combining your accounting skills with your knack for puzzle-solving? A forensic accountant’s job is to conduct investigations to uncover financial fraud like tax evasion or embezzlement. If you have an interest in legal issues and accounting, a career as a forensic accountant could be the perfect fit. 

Payroll Manager 

A payroll manager is in charge of — you guessed it — a business or company’s payroll operations. They’re responsible for making sure employees are compensated correctly and on time, and they’ll probably also have duties related to taxation and tax forms, human resources topics, and much more.  

Management or Senior Accountants 

These terms could apply to a wide range of accounting jobs, but management or senior accountants tend to be at the top of an accounting team, usually for a corporation, business, or non-profit. Responsibilities typically include creating financial reports, managing accounts payable and receivable, and coordinating with every department in a company to determine expenses and budget needs. 

Government Accountants and Auditors 

Another option is to use your accounting skills by becoming an accountant or auditor for the federal, state, or local government. You could be in charge of the books for a government agency or be tasked with reviewing the numbers of a corporation or organization.  

These are only a few examples of what you can do in the accounting field. If you would like to explore even more great accounting careers, check out High Profile Staffing’s Job Portal page and contact us online or at 972-991-7900 to get started on your search.