What's a typical day in the life of an accountant?

There are many ways to be an accountant. You can own your own business, support your local community, or work in any industry that matches your passion. And because there are so many different ways to be an accountant, you can count on every day being different.

Running your own business:

Because accounting is often considered the language of business, there's something about a career in accounting that makes owning your own business more attainable. Think of it this way: is it easier for a pilot to start an airline or for an accountant to launch their own company? If being your own boss is your goal, a career in accounting can help you build the foundation to get you there.

Working for a major accounting firm:

Big firms have offices and employees located all over the world, which means you have the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and live abroad! Big firms offer great opportunities for career development, mentorship, coaching, vacation time, and great health care benefits too. Of more than 8,000 accountants surveyed most reported one of the best parts of working for a major firm was the people. They reported their co-workers as highly intelligent, motivated, caring, supportive, and willing to step in and help if you need to take care of something outside of work.