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Accountancy Outcomes & Careers


The term “accountancy” refers to the professional practice of accounting. Individuals beginning a career in accountancy have many possible paths.

  • Audit staff — CPA firm
  • Tax accountant/advisor — CPA firm
  • Internal auditor — corporation, financial institution
  • Staff accountant — business, governmental, or not-for-profit entity
  • Financial analyst — business or other entity

Career paths for accounting professionals include:

  • Partner (audit, tax or advisory services) — CPA firm
  • Controller — business or other entity
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) — business or other entity
  • Consultant
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