Accounting has been everywhere in the news recently - from the Enron scandal to questions about bookkeeping at other top companies. With the focus on proper accounting increasing, the industry is set for major growth and recruiting; industry associations are already planning major pushes to bring more talent into the industry.
In this detailed guide, learn the ins and outs of a career in accounting - from a look at the types of accounting, including tax and audit, to the types of accounting careers, including the Big Four accounting firms, government work, and more.
Just updated with the latest info on Sarbanes-Oxley regulation, changes to the CPA format, stats pages on major accounting employers, and more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jason Alba: Jason is an MBA graduate from the University of Michigan Business School, where he had concentrations in economics and corporate strategy. He earned a BS in Accounting from New York University's Stern School of Business. Prior to attending Michigan, Jason worked in tax accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Viacom. He also worked in the financial reporting group at J.P. Morgan.
Manisha Bathija: Manisha Bathija, CPA: Manisha is an MBA graduate from the University of Michigan Business School, where she had a concentration in finance. She earned a BS in Accounting and a BA in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Prior to attending Michigan Manisha worked as an auditor in the Vienna, VA office of Arthur Andersen LLP. She is currently an investment banking associate in the M&A group at Banc of America Securities.
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