Julia Stoy, Senior Auditor - Assurance Services
There are several jobs as an accountant that don't require you to sit at a desk all day:
1. As a staff accountant at a CPA firm or as an internal auditor for a Company, you can become active in physical inventory observations. These can be very exciting, because they take you out of the numbers and into the inner workings of your Company or clients. You finally get see what that machine looks like that costs $2 million on the books, and what it does to help the Company generate revenue. For these, you usually get to travel to different locations so you can "physically observe" the assets, and you will definitely get some quality time away from the desk!
2. One of my favorite duties as an accountant is making sure my clients are happy. There are many times when you will be away from your desk at client meetings and building relationships. In many cases, I feel very close to my clients and I take pride in these opportunities to make strong bonds! This is a very important and rewarding part of my job.
These are just a few of the things that I have run into during my career, but there are many more opportunities out there to be seen, I'm sure!