Accounting: My Path For A Career In Accounting

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For those who have spent any time in the accounting world, there is one common experience we all share. No, it is not the hours spent traversing through or the time drudging through the FASB codification; It is not the chuckles we get when we share accounting puns or the long hours we spend together on the front lines of public accounting busy season or industry accounting close outs. It’s the look; the look that we see on the faces of people who try to comprehend why anyone, in the right mind, would want to study accounting. It’s the feeling; the feeling you get when you hear “oh, you must be good at math,” “I hear accountants are boring,” or my personal favorite, “can you do my taxes for me?” As a student of accounting I’ve seen this look and heard these remarks enough times to hone in on my reasons for seeking a career in the accounting profession. There are many paths for someone in accounting, as I am working on forging my own, my next step is graduate school in pursuit the Master of Accountancy Degree at UTSA.
My resolve for studying accounting has developed as I’ve grown academically and my exposure to the world as widened. It started with simply having a passion
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I have heard accountants say, “Certified Public Accountant Exam, more like Can’t Pass Again Exam.” Jokes are made, complaints are had about the long hours of required time carved out to the dedication of studying, but it is a truth almost universally acknowledged among those in the profession that the CPA is the gold standard of qualifications in the financial accounting world. I aspire to become a CPA. The Master of Accountancy Program at UTSA would help me to achieve the academic background that is required to sit for the CPA Exam. I seek to expand my knowledge of accounting principles, issues, topics, and applications with the intentions of using what I learn to be successful when taking the
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