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Why become a CPA? March 5, 2015

There are many different professions that appear to college students. The most commonly referred to ones are doctors and lawyers. Many people over look accountants because they are typically considered nerds or bean counters and don’t really fit in with the other cool professions. I can tell you that this idea is dead wrong. Now back in the day, there were reasons why the accounting industry got its reputation of being nerds, but the modern certified public accountant industry is much different than the one 30 years ago.

Modern firms pride themselves in being hip and recruiting individuals who want to have fun and learn more about the world of public accounting. Contrary to popular belief, most big 4 accounting firms are actually hiring based on personality, drive, and individuality rather than book and academic smarts. This might sound counterintuitive, but it’s true. This is the same philosophy that many tech companies have taken when recruiting new applicants. They have found that a more creative and lively group of individual tend to work better together and produce better results than the classic nerd group.

If you are thinking about becoming a CPA or going into public accounting, I would encourage you to start your certified public accountant’s journey today. The world of public accounting is extremely beneficial with endless possibilities and place you can go. Look into taking CPA exam classes today.