We asked our members recently on Any Answers, what they like most about being an accountant.
We picked our top 10 answers from the responses - and here they are.
Your friendly, neighbourhood community editor.
How about sharing 10 reasons why it's rotten to be an accountant. My son is considering accountancy as a career, this might balance the conversation. But otherwise very enlightening, thanks.
Reminds me of a SWOT analysis...
when you give thought to your firm's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats and suddenly find that 10 or so of the plusses are matched with the same number of minuses, and many with just one heading, eg clients and more/less family time.
airgeadagam - tell your son that, as in most things in life, accountancy is made up of loads of debits & credits but, at the end of the day, they should balance. Rest assured, accountancy is not special, it's what you make it.
Excellent picturesI particularly like the picture for point 10.
for most of these you could substitute many other businesses
Great profitability at least from an American perspectivehttp://www.inc.com/sageworks/the-15-most-profitable-industries-for-priva...
Its also the best form of contraception there is.