Two of the business sectors where I might choose to work if I were an accountant would be as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for a professional income tax service or the Chief Financial Officer (CF0) for a very large corporation or banking institution. I think the first thing that comes to mind is the significant amount of money that can be earned under these suggested titles. Another thing that I find impressive is the broad variety of different business sectors to choose for employment such as government agencies, law firms, and in some cases work could possibly be performed from the comfort of ones own home, which is something that a lot of people are opting for these days.
Also, accounting appears to offer a substantial amount of long term stability, so this is an important factor especially if one has a family to support. I would find deep comfort in knowing that there was always enough work available and that I wouldnt have to be too concerned about the possibility of being laid off. Its a very respectable position that I believe deserves a whole lot more attention and appreciation because most people do not stop to recognize just how much accounting affects our daily lives.
It seems that there will always be a need to have an accountant even for the smaller business sectors. I think that a person seeking to work for a company as an accountant would have to be someone extremely bright, responsible, trustworthy, and deeply committed with a major background in accounting. In addition to being mathematically inclined, this position would greatly appeal to someone who is highly motivated and truly embraced this line of work due to the severity and complexity of the financial process involved.
As a CFO for a company like the Ford Motor Company, I believe there would never be a dull moment and that no two days would ever be the same. Besides taking care of the fundamental practices that are involved with accounting, my job would be consistent with analyzing and validating important financial documents such as the company balance sheets, monthly or yearly income statements, and retained earnings statement. I would also become firmly involved with company investments and the acquisition of property, furnishing, tools, equipment and other important assets in respect to the assessment and management of company liabilities.
For the most part, my work would be heavily geared toward properly interpreting financial reports in order to make sound, quality business decisions that could affect the companys level of profitability. Some of the people or organizations that I might come in contact with on a daily basis are business executives, general managers, vice presidents, government regulators such as the IRS, tax advisors, stockholders, and financial lending institutions.