Values Of Accounting Essay

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When it comes to choosing a major in college, it is important that you pick a major that you will enjoy working in for the some part of your life. How does one make that decision? There are several different factors that play a role in choosing a major; or there was for me at least. When I looked into business for my intended major the first thing that came to my mind was not if I was going to enjoy working in some kind of business environment because I already new I would like that. Instead I looked at other aspects or values that a business degree offers. More importantly, I looked at what concentration I wanted in business. I chose the accounting side of business for several reasons. One reason is because I like to work with …show more content…
Accounting is not like what several people think. With an accounting degree you do not just sit behind a desk and crunch numbers. There is a variety of options to choose from in the accounting field in which you exercise your skills. This is another value that comes with a accounting major. One hesitance that I had about the accounting degree was I thought there would not be any variety to what I did for a living. I thought it would be the same boring repetitiveness of work. However there are different areas of accounting and places of employment in which you can pursue. A Career-in-Accounting website pointed out some of the areas in which accounting is performed and the different types of employment environments accountants work in. In accounting you can become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or even a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
(Accounting: Job Options). You can also find variety in the places that you work as an accountant. As an accountant you could work for public firms, public or private corporations, in government, or be a self employer. The corporations you work for can also either be for or not for profit, in which deals with different kinds of accounting rules. In the public firms you can work in tax, auditing, and consulting (Careers). Some corporations, such as HCA, a

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