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What Skills Does an Accountant Need to Have?

Accounting is more than number crunching. While math remains the foundation of an accountant’s career, it’s important to have a rounded skill set. Lucia Smeal, an adjunct faculty member at Franklin University, says she’s seen the role of an...

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How Hard is the CPA Exam? Sorting Fact from Fiction

The CPA Exam. You’ve heard the horror stories: It’s derailed the careers of promising professionals. It’s definitely harder than the BAR exam and maybe even some medical board exams. And it’s nearly impossible to pass once you’re a working...

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Managerial Accounting vs. Financial Accounting 

When it comes to roles that are essential to keep businesses up and running, accounting is always going to be a top contender. Why? Put simply, accounting–in all its forms–is the pulse of an organization. It informs all stakeholders of the financial...

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Certified Internal Auditor: A Deep Dive Into This In-Demand Career

The world of accounting offers many different career opportunities. While general accountants and CPAs often get the most attention, another promising career path is internal auditing. Many aspiring accounting professionals may not know about the...

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Public vs. Private Accounting: Which is the Better Career Path For You?

Accounting is a dynamic industry full of career opportunities. According to leading labor market analytics firm EMSI, jobs for accountants and auditors are expected to grow 5% by 2031. Many of these job opportunities fall within two career paths...

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