What qualities are required to become a good accountant?

Answer by Casie Levine: A couple more qualities: Professional skepticism. In auditing, you are expected to be alert to any potential fraudulent activity. Question everything. Continuous learning. Stay relevant by keeping up with current accounting news and guidance. Expert Excel skills. Make your life easier by mastering macros for repetitive tasks. Learn through teaching. The … Continue reading What qualities are required to become a good accountant?

After I get a bachelor’s degree in accounting, should I get a job or continue my education?

Answer by Casie Levine: Before you enroll in a graduate accounting program, think about what your goals are after graduation. Reasons to pursue a graduate degree in accounting:– You are planning on pursuing a CPA certification post-graduation and your sponsoring state requires 150 hours to be eligible to sit for the exam.– You are interested … Continue reading After I get a bachelor’s degree in accounting, should I get a job or continue my education?

Is a graduate degree in accounting worth it? Why?

Answer by Casie Levine: Before you enroll in a graduate accounting program, think about what your goals are after graduation. Reasons to pursue a graduate degree in accounting:– You are planning on pursuing a CPA certification post-graduation and your sponsoring state requires 150 hours to be eligible to sit for the exam.– You are interested … Continue reading Is a graduate degree in accounting worth it? Why?

How would learning accounting benefit the layperson?

Answer by Casie Levine: Completing your annual tax return. Understanding the fiscal consequences of making large purchases (ex: buying a home). Helping you run a business, if applicable. Playing defense against business people that may not have your best interest in mind. The more accounting you know, the better. Accounting would help you make wise … Continue reading How would learning accounting benefit the layperson?