Whether you are on the road to qualifying as an accountant or you have just opted to start your accounting journey, you will no doubt have considered your career options in the future. Accounting does not exactly have a glamorous reputation, and if you are somebody who loves to be challenged, wants a fast-paced working environment and wants to experience excitement in their work, you might be wondering if accounting is a suitable field for you.
Despite perceptions, there are hundreds of exciting, dynamic roles which an accountant can perform and there is sure to be a niche which suits you best. Behind every business, public service, government scheme, entertainment form or legal case is a need to keep the numbers and manage the books – or in the case of fraudulent activity, to investigate those books. Below are some of the most exciting and surprising fields in which an accountant can find work. Take a look and get some inspiration for your future accounting career.
Your favorite bands and singers, movie stars and sports players all have income to manage, and they need an accountant to help with that. If glamor and glitz take your fancy, this might be the right area for you. If you are lucky enough to land yourself a place at one of the top accounting firms or if you manage to charm your way into the right circles as an independent bookkeeper, you might find yourself giving financial advice and support to some very prestigious VIPs.
If CSI shows appeal to you but the blood and gore are not really your thing, you could become a forensic detective in the accounting field and help the police, banks and the government to crack cases through your careful eye for details. Crime scenes exist on paper and within hard drives too, and forensic accountants are tasked with finding discrepancies in finances and rooting out fraud and theft. In some instances, forensic accountants will also be used to investigate finances relating to a murder case or when trying to locate a missing person.
Competitive sport is a business like any other, and it requires a careful team behind the scenes who can manage funds, oversee transfers, balance the team funds and keep all the streams of revenue running smoothly. Fans of sports such as football can make serious money for themselves, meet their idols and play a key role in the team’s overall success – all through achieving a degree in accounting!
If you have any questions about studying accounting or about your future work options after qualifying, speak to one of the higher education professionals here at Mont Rose College in Ilford – we will be happy to offer help and advice.