Salary: Write your own paycheck
Weekly hours: You're the boss, you decide
Choose your own hours, salary, team and office decor. You branched out on your own, and now clients pay you directly for your accounting expertise. You may work by yourself or have a team work for you, depending on how large you want the firm to be. While it’s liberating being able to make all your own decisions, you do have a lot of responsibilities: marketing, paying employees, renting office space, setting a pricing structure—just to name a few. But your drive—and your impeccable taste in furniture—can take your firm wherever you want it to go.
Class of: 2009