Why Should You Choose Accountancy

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CAREER GUIDANCE: ACCOUNTANCY
By: CARLITO G. GABRIEL, JR., CPA

[Seven years ago, I was then a part of a career guidance like this. During that time I was not yet sure of what course to pursue in college. The career guidance was a great help in my decision to pursue BS – Accountancy. Maybe, most of you are not decided yet. Believe me this career guidance will help you. Let us thank Sir Edgar for this great opportunity. [Before we proceed, how many of you are planning to pursue accountancy?]
Mention the word “accountancy” what comes first in your mind? People immediately think of figures, numbers, adding, subtracting and a big line of books. To most, accountancy is something dead, old and boring. Yet accountancy is not a boring, nor dead
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However, keep in mind that the most lucrative and sought after positions are usually reserved for those with their CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation. The CPA exams are some of the toughest to pass, but once you buckle down and obtain your certification, the sky is the limit financially. As you can see; it is not surprising why accounting is a very popular career choice. Although a lot of people are considering this type of career, you can be sure that you will never run out of jobs as an accountant as there are lot of fields in accounting that you can enter.
It is one of the best careers available today. It is a career path and not just a job. The skills that you learn will apply to any career that you take. Accountancy is a profession that is as prestigious as becoming a doctor or a lawyer.
In accounting, you will see that there are lot of things that you can benefit from. It will teach you on how to organize and run your own business. In fact, most successful entrepreneurs started out as accountants. [Manny Villar is one example, he is now a billionaire]
Accounting wasn’t an obvious choice for me. I originally wanted into law but wanted an
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