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Author: CPAgentPreppie Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 252  
Subject: Re: What kind of accounting....... Date: 7/22/2003 2:43 PM
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I thought I had answered this question after I made my little joke about shredding the board but apparantly I didn't so here it goes.

Prior to my current job I was an auditor with the State of North Carolina. Not the tax kind, I audited the different agencies of the state. In general, I enjoyed auditing (I really did on my internship) but I didn't enjoy the atmosphere where I was. So, about two months ago I landed my current job.

I am now with a small, local not-for profit as their Finance Manager. Don't let the name fool you, I am the accounting department. I am essentially, the CFO, the controller, the AP department all rolled into one. Even though it's a ton more responsibility than my old job and I'm working more hours (and a few weekends), I love it. Fund accounting is a completely different ballgame that requires so random thinking at times but I'm a random type of guy.

Although, part of why I'm actively pursuing accounting now is for the flexibility. It's a versatile skill set. I might want to do the books for a general store in the middle of nowhere some day. I currently work in finance, but in a whole other area.

That's a great reason to persue accounting. Assuming you are going for those three letters after your name, you're golden in the job market. Contrary to it's stigma, accounting is probably the most versatile major there is because everyone respects what those three letters stand for. The finance committee that I deal with is exceedingly glad that I am the new finance manager simply because I have those three letters.

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