(Closed) Any Accountant bees? How's your job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

before you take out any loans, have you thought of doing career counseling?

Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Jbunny:  I’m an accountant! I even busted my butt to get my CPA. it’s definitely not a glamorous job but it is secure and pays well…at least here in the NYC area. There are all types of accounting you can do like tax, audit or financial acctg. Non profit is probably the most rewarding but all in all all they all can be boring. I’m not gonna lie, it’s alot of number crunching. I never have a problem finding a job but finding one, at least in this area of the country, that you like can be tough. Many acctg jobs in NYC can have really long hours and stressful deadlines. After a decade or so of working in public and private firms I’ve finally found a great place where the hours are great and work is not stressful. I’d really talk first to someone you know who is an accountant to see if you would like it.  Good luck!

Post # 5
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

I work for a CPA prepare tax returns, do bookkeeping, and payroll. It can be very demanding and stressful. The hardest part for me is meeting the same deadline for so many different clients. It’s also aggravating when they don’t bring you everything you need. I spend most days multi-tasking and switching back and forth between different projects.  On the bright side it does pay well. I’ve worked for the same company for over 10 years. I do have quite a bit of flexibility which is nice. Not all jobs can offer that however. This was not a career path I planned on taking at all, but I am good at what I do and I’m not sure what else I would do since I’ve been doing this for so long.  The CPA environment is a lot different than working for one company. Getting stuck doing the same thing over and over for one company is probably less stressful but would get monotonous. 

Post # 6
1089 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jbunny:  I’m an auditor in NYC for one of the big 4 firms…my days are long and stressful (I’ve only been w the firm for a year)…I’ve learned a lot but don’t believe public accounting is the path for me or maybe even accounting at all…it’s great money but quite boring.


Post # 7
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A degree gets you nothing around here… I have a degree and I make a measly 35k. When I get my designation (in another 4 years) is when I’ll be making the *relative* big bucks. 

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