Accounting Career FAQs

Accounting Career Frequently Asked Questions Accounting Resume

I attempted to list below the most frequently asked questions related to accounting jobs as well as career advancement and alternatives. What questions do you have about accounting careers?

Accounting Careers

Some basics fall into the Frequently Asked Questions categories when it comes to accounting careers.  Below, you will find some helpful information whether you plan to work for a small office or a large company.

The Choices

Crafting Your Resume

Acing Your Interviews

Upgrading Your Career

Breaking into Big 4

Making the Decision

Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring Process

How to Survive and Excel in Your First Year

How to Excel in Second Year and Beyond

Exit Opportunities and Strategies

  • I’ve had enough. When is the best time to leave Big 4?

General Accounting Firms and Departments

Tips for New Accountants


About the Author Stephanie

I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley), and I also passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam on my first try. Additionally, I have led webinars, such as for the Institute of Management Accountants, authored featured articles on websites like Going Concern and AccountingWeb, and I'm also the CFO for the charity New Sight. Finally, I have created other accounting certification websites to help mentor non-CPA candidates. I have already mentored thousands of CPA, CMA, CIA, EA, and CFA candidates, and I can help you too!

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Yveline says March 1, 2017

Hello Stephanie! Here comes a Research Data Analyst from Canada. After working at a nice market research company for 1 year, I figured out that I still prefer working at public accounting firm – where I spent most of my summer times – instead of market research, although my major is like marketing and data modeling.

I found your website very helpful and I do regret that I haven’t found it earlier. I have a particular interest in Transfer Pricing and Global Taxation, however, public acct firms usually hire people with accounting degree in Canada, especially for Quebec. I am preparing for my CFA LevelII and Canadian CPA, and maybe USCPA as well. The thing is, I am not really sure about how could I successfully realize a career transition. Hope that I can see more discussion on this topic from your website.

    Stephanie says August 8, 2019

    Hello, did you end up making the transition? I apologize for the delay in commenting, so please let me know where things stand today 🙂 I’m happy to recommend things if you’re still looking to make the change!

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