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If you are
searching for a career in accounting, your accountancy training,
under normal circumstances, begins with your early education
and you will need some sort of knowledge of accountancy before
applying for a job. A few classes in accounting will allow you to
get the bookkeeping job, but if you want to be an accountant, a
university education helps but if you haven't had one IT IS VITAL TO
SHOW AN ENTHUSIASM FOR THE SUBJECT which will will make you
stand out in a crowd of applicants. Paying out your own money, and
investing your own time, on training will prove that you are sincere
An education in accounting will allow you to get a job in an
accounting firm or in the accounting department of a larger
The next part of your accountancy training will involve training
from your place of work. Working at an accounting firm will be great
experience and training for you. As a new employee, you will be
trained to use the accounting software and processes used within
that firm. There are many different accounting programs and
software, and every firm and business uses something different. If
you are lucky, your experience from your additional training will
include experience with the programs used in your job, but it is not
always the case.
The training you must go through will depend on the firm or company
you work with. If you are already familiar with the processes, you
will require less training. If not, you'll need to go through their
entire training process. You may train with an employer in
accounting or in the human resources department. You may also train
with a computer training program. Again, this is completely
dependent on who you are working for and what they want from you.
Always continue your education while working as an accountant. You
will need to stay up-to-date on government policies, accounting
standards, etc. You may also wish to continue your education with
the next level in accounting. The accountancy training requires
continuous learning and you must stay up-to-date.
Finally, while you are training for your position, always stay at
the top of the game. Make sure you learn everything you need to and
master it. Always keep accuracy and efficiency in mind which is very
important in an accounting environment.