The Career Fields Of Accounting

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Many students eventually come to a point in their collegiate career that they must decide what path to pursue in their professional careers. For the majority of accounting students, this could not be more challenging since there are such a large variety of career paths to choose from. To further complicate this decision making process, many of the career fields in accounting mandate the individual to obtain certain field related certifications that are essential to that particular field of study. Examples of these certifications are as follows: Certified Financial Manager (CFM), Certificated Public Accountant (CPA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). These accounting certifications can sometime prove to be incredibly difficult to obtain.
The majority of the available certifications required exam preparation, fees to be paid, background checks, character references, and the exam itself. Once an individual passes the exam and obtains the other required credentials, he or she must be able to maintain their certification. In most instances accountants usually must seek continuing professional education (CPE) classes and pay membership dues annually in order to maintain these certifications. We will examine some of these previously mentioned certifications and others in the follow text. In addition, we will compare the similarities and differences of these certifications in order to assist UHD graduates in this complicated decision.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) vs.
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