10 reasons why it's great to be an accountant

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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. 

 

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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.

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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.

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Excellent pictures
I particularly like the picture for point 10.

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frankly

for most of these you could substitute many other businesses

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Great profitability at least from an American perspective
http://www.inc.com/sageworks/the-15-most-profitable-industries-for-priva...

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Its also the best form of contraception there is.

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