What is it like to be a Certified Public Accountant? What should a student be interested in to go into the CPA path or qualities a student student should have?
If a person is not interesting in business, would being a CPA still be on the right track?
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There are many different opportunities for CPA's. A large firm may need people working as only tax or audit or accounting specialties. In a smaller firm, or private practice, a CPA may work in all of these areas. In general, an interest in business, numbers, logic and working with people is necessary. As tax laws, and often accounting issues, are always changing-a desire to keep learning new things is extremely important. A student should take general business classes along with the accounting courses required-public speaking and other social science courses for general interest and knowledge are also valuable-as are taking courses that relate to the locale where you may practice-i.e. agricultural classes in Central California.