Accounting Trends in 2012
Many think of accountants as certified public accountants or CPA’s, when in reality the majority of accountants work inside organizations. These individuals work closely with management in a broad range of duties such as financial analysis, budgeting and planning, control, and decision support.
Increased Job Prospects in Management Accounting
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the accounting profession is projected to experience a 22% growth in employment through 2018. (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm) According to a recent Monster.com article, “Accounting/Financial Analysts” was listed as one of the top jobs that are hard to fill.
Advances in technology are changing the way accountants to business. Whenever an accountant has experience with technology, the more marketable he/she becomes. Accountants should pursue continuing education in order to grasp these technologies.