Whether you’re already considering a career in accounting or you’re looking into the career options that may suit you, exploring the field of accounting will be very useful to you right now.
Accountants are always in demand, whether in the government, private or charitable sector, and this means that the prospects of a good position in the world of accounting are high. It’s a versatile and genuinely useful profession that can give you great career satisfaction and a good quality of life, so make sure that you give it careful consideration if it’s an area you think you may be interested in.
1. It’s a growing industry. There are many career options within the accounting industry and with the explosion in self-employment, accountants are more in demand than ever. There are plenty of opportunities to climb the ladder of success if that’s what you’re aiming for, and if you’re interested in the more creative opportunities, there are positions involving expertise in strategic planning and analysis across all industries.
2. It’s versatile. In accounting, you won’t be limited to one type of work throughout your career and you’ll find many options available to you. For example, there are openings within local, national and international operations, commercial and not-for-profit organisations and even in educational institutions and governmental roles. The sky is the limit, and you may find yourself exploring several areas of accounting before deciding where or if you wish to specialise.
3. It’s important. Accounting is a field that is very important across all levels of business and calls for innovative thinkers with creative approaches to problem solving. Being an accountant comes with a level of responsibility that reflects the importance of this decision-making ability and integrity, and it’s a real bonus to feel that your work is highly valued.
4. It’s reliable. In the current financial climate, while many professions are plagued by inconsistency and frustration, accounting is a stable and dependable option which can offer a good salary with the potential to increase, benefits, incentives and regular hours.
5. It brings exciting opportunities. Because accounting is such a versatile profession, you’ll be able to meet people and discover opportunities across a wide range of positions and industries. Vital experience as an accountant can give you the groundwork you need to progress into management or leadership, or even into starting a business of your own.
Make CareerWise your first port of call when you’re seeking accounting jobs in Cork, Limerick or Galway. We’re a leading recruitment agency with expertise in the accounting field and we’re on hand to help you today. Contact us online, or call on +353 (0) 61 365972 for a consultation to find the ideal position for you.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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