The journey to becoming a CPA may start in an accounting class with a mere glimmer in your eye, but it can lead to a world of possibilities. See all the places you can go if you get started on the CPA path today.
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A high school student with a hope and dream. Since becoming your class’s Bank On It® tournament champion, you’ve been considering a career in accounting.
Throw your hat in the ring for AACSB- and ACBSP-accredited colleges with reputable accounting programs.
Bye-bye kid stuff.
Hello, college life!
Sign up for ThisWayToCPA.com, become an AICPA Student Affiliate member, and join an accounting club on campus. While you’re at it, land an accounting-related internship and reach out to your state CPA society.
Time to start climbing the career ladder. Time to pay rent. Time to freak out!
Stop spinning your wheels in entry-level jobs and start studying for the CPA Exam.
You may not pass the first time, but don’t give up. Once you pass, the crowd goes wild!
Now that you’re a full-fledged CPA, you can have your pick of jobs!
CFO, Children's Hospital
Advising the board about a new Pediatrics wing.
Accounting Manager, Mall Jeweler
Tracking revenue and spending from multiple sources (inventory, advertising…)
Payroll Manager, Six Flags
Keeping the good times rolling by ensuring everyone gets paid
Global Controller, Gatorade
Leading a global team of experts and (maybe) getting Super Bowl tickets
Internal Auditor, Department of Defense
Serving your country and keeping tabs on military spending
Environmental Accountant, Zappos.com
Proving the value of eco-friendliness to the CEO--and Uncle Sam
Setting business strategies, choosing new locations, and keeping caffeine-addicts happy
Special Agent, FBI
Using data and reasoning to put away bad guys
Personal Financial Planner for a Celebrity
Helping the money-challenged hang on to their fortune
Compliance Manager, Xbox
Working and playing hard within industry rules and copyright law
Cost Accountant, Mini Cooper
Making sure the next big thing in small cars is affordable and profitable
Technical Director, Google
Calling the shots at one of the world's technology leaders
Professor, Local College or University
Changing lives and shaping the future of the profession
Managing Partner, Big 4 Accounting Firm
No, you pretty much had this one right the first time