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There are many hydro geologists who leave the field to study and start careers in other disciplines. Many of whom end up in some type of financial or accounting field. This field is popular because both accountants and geologists share many of the same skills. They are both analytical and pay close attention to detail. Plus, there are many accounting jobs and career opportunities because of all of the new regulations put in place by the government.
Today I saw a posting for a cpa review class. If you aren’t familiar with the term, a CPA or certified public accountant is a professional who prepares taxes or does audits of big companies. The requirements to become a CPA are strenuous and difficult. That’s why there are so many classes out there to help.
This class mainly focused on helping people without accounting backgrounds get into the field and start their career. They suggested that you should first start with some type of CPA review materials to get aquatinted with what’s covered on the exam. There’s so much information on the exam that it can be pretty daunting to sit and and work through it if you don’t have a study guide that will help.
The classes follow the materials found in all of the roger cpa course reviews. These are courses developed by Roger Phillip. He’s a CPA and instructor in the San Francisco Bay area. He’s been doing these courses for years now and has a pretty good reputation for helping people pass their exams.
The courses start in September and go through the end of the year. If you are thinking about getting into the public accounting field or are just curious about what it takes to become a CPA, these courses are free to sit in on for the first three weeks. After that you will have to pay for them. Contact me if you are interested.
The public accounting industry is one of the biggest financial sectors in the economy. There are thousands of public firms that service billions of dollars worth of clients each year and this is only the beginning. Each year the industry grows due to increased regulations and new companies being developed by entrepreneurs. According to the Bureau of Statistics, the accounting industry will soon be one of the biggest employers in the United States next to healthcare and government.
But what do you need to get into this field? The first thing you need is a college degree. All public firms require at least a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or business administration in order to be hired. If you want to work as an accountant doing auditing or tax preparation, you will need to pursue your CPA certificate. This entails passing the CPA exam.
The CPA exam is one of the most difficult professional exam with a pass rate of about 45 percent. There’s no easy way to pass this test and you should use some type of CPA prep course if you are going to try.
There are numerous courses out there, but Becker and Wiley seem to be the most popular. Most candidates who choose the Becker CPA review course also decide to purchase the wiley cpa exam test bank as well to make sure they have enough practice with multiple choice problems before their exam date.
Regardless what you choose to do, there are a number of different resources you should be aware of. First off, you need to know that all the exams are administered through the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric. You can check their websites for more information about the exam itself.
For information about the educational requirements to sit for the exam, you will need to consult your state’s board of accountancy.
For information about the big accounting firms and employment, you should visit their sites: Deliotte, PwC, KPMG, and Ernst.
This should be all you need to get started looking into a career in accounting.