Forget the stereotypical bookkeeper, stuck behind a desk, tapping away on a calculator.
Today's accountants solve financial puzzles. They build careers in management consulting. They audit not just taxes, but also corporate social responsibility initiatives. Accountants craft corporate and government budgets and help prosecute criminals. Sure, you still need to know your way around a spreadsheet, but you also need the people skills to work with clients and colleagues.
In booming economies or lean times, companies of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy, financial institutions, government agencies, and individuals always need accountants. Consider: