Helping Students Find Accounting

accountantAccounting isn’t a popular subject. Accountants don’t have a sexy image.  Yet accountants perform a valuable service for both corporations and individuals.  They help people navigate through mazes of government regulations.  They save people money on taxes.  They help people make rational decisions about their business.  They have a reputation for loyalty and integrity.

So, how do we help the right people find a career in accounting?  My hat’s off to the people at Masters in Accounting.  They have resources and interviews to help students figure out if this is the right career for them.  Then they help the students find the right university.

Nice job!

7 Comments on “Helping Students Find Accounting

  1. Hey, Bill. Accounting is definitely not a glamorous job, and it requires someone with a good head for numbers, and a lot of patience. And Masters in Accounting has some great interviews. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’m on the same page as you. I have been building a website with considerable resources on accounting matters from IFRSs to Blogs to university accounting programs. Given the massive amount of materials out there those studying accounting need a little bit of “one stop shopping”. Potential students of accounting will at least be able to see the width and breadth of the profession. Boring? Yes. Necessary. Absolutely! Hopefully many will come and check out my website. Feedback would be great.

  3. Hi Jake, I just took a look at your excellent web site, The Campus Library ( It is so useful for Canadian accounting students to have access to both Canadian and American materials. Virtually every for-profit client I have had either buys from or sells to the U.S. Even in the not-for-profit it world, I have had to understand American regulations for charities to make sure my clients are doing the right thing.

  4. Please give me more details as to how exactly this works and if there are any costs involved. Please don’t have anyone call me, just send me an email reply. Thank you. Sarah.

  5. During my long career in the investment banking business, I stated in many meetings that a discussion of certain details was unnecessary because they were matters we could simply leave to the accountants. After 20 years of this, I realized how many important issues we had left for accountants to resolve. I’ve spent the past 10 years discovering elements of this fascinating field. It is certainly not boring. Students today can easily view the extensive amount of vital knowledge addressed in accounting by looking over the free sample CPA exam questions at I now coach young accountants… but only those interested in the tax business, which is merely a narrow part of the vast accounting landscape.

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