How to say, "This is the job I always wanted!" a dozen times in 50 years... And mean it.
Whether you’re just starting out or a few years in, you deserve to hear the truth: being a CPA isn’t just a job. It’s actually a whole series of jobs, one after another, that before you know it add up to something pretty amazing: a career.
A career, mind you, that might very well include some stepping stones, stopgaps and maybe even a mistake or two. But really, there are no dead ends—in this profession, every route will lead you somewhere. You just have to recognize the forks in the road, pay attention to the turn signals and great opportunities will appear on the horizon. (No more driving metaphors, we promise.)
As with anything else, some of this will be the result of a fortuitous confluence of events (“dumb luck”), but there’s an awful lot that’s in your power to control. And whether through providence or preparation, you’ve just stumbled on a great resource to help sift your options and plan your career ahead.
This is the place to get more information on the kinds of career paths you can follow—public accounting, government, non-profit, business, industry, whatever—and the credentials you need to reach them.
It’s also the place to get guidance on the questions that are bound to come up along the way. What should go on your next resume? How can you get plugged into professional networks? Should I work domestically, across the state line or go global?