Accounting is the basic language of business. Whether you are a star athlete, a restaurateur, or CEO of a Fortune 500 company, having a basic understanding of accounting and finance will equip you with the necessary tools to make sound business decisions. Accountants not only "keep the books" or do taxes, but they also serve as auditors, consultants, and valued business advisors.
Accounting and finance professionals are found in every industry from public accounting firms to nonprofit organizations to K-12 schools. Regardless of the industry you are interested in, accountants are ALWAYS needed.
Detailed below is an explanation of the various types of Accountants and Finance professionals. However, as the needs of the local and global business market changes rapidly, so does the accounting needs of organizations.
Tools and Information for Students
Information on Accounting and the CPA Exam
Link to sites:
The CPA Career Paths: https://www.aicpa.org/Career/CareerPaths/Pages/CareerPaths.aspx
The CPA Exam Format: http://www.becker.com/cpa-review/resources/about-exam/cpa-exam-structure
The Black Collegian: http://www.blackcollegian.com