It has never been easier to get your degree
in accounting than it is today with the convenience of Online education,
nor have the services of a professional accountant ever been more needed.
The collapse of Enron and other major first drew world wide attention
to business accounting practices, and 21st century media is quick to pounce
on any business story where even the slightest irregularity in the numbers
is suspected. Thus, businesses are increasingly inclined to ensure that
they have only the sharpest and most focused accountants handling their
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Accounting schools offer both online degree programs and traditional classroom environments. Either route will provide the same quality education, the primary difference being that an online program allows you to get your degree from home without leaving your current job. Furthermore, if your employer can see that your degree will benefit his business, he or she may be willing to pay the tuition for the college courses.
The following list contains just a few of the many possibilities for a degreed accountant.
Reports on salaries for finance professionals vary widely, depending on the source used for the report. However, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, starting salaries are expected to increase an average of 4.3 percent in 2008. Smaller firms are expected to have the highest pay increase with public accountants, financial analysts and general accountants projected to receive the highest gains. Entry level personnel can expect from $38,000 to $47,000 while senior level general accountants at large firms may receive starting salaries from $53,000 to $71,000 annually. Of course, factors such as location, size of the firm, and experience and education of the professional all play a part in the salary offering.