Every business is required by law to file paperwork with the government. That includes the tax statements they turn in to the Internal Revenue Service. As a public accountant, you may create and file such reports.
On the other hand, you can specialize in external audits. In that case, you’ll examine a company's financial statements and reporting procedures to ensure truth and accuracy.
Public accountants provide a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to their clients, who may be corporations, governments, nonprofits, or individuals.
If you want to start your own accounting business, you’ll need to pass a series of tough tests to become a certified public accountant (CPA).
Good at math and problem solving, conscientious, attentive to details, and analytical. It also helps to be knowledgeable about business systems and computers and have excellent communication skills.
As a new grad, you’ll most likely start your accounting career as an associate or staff accountant at a public accounting firm.