Are there any accountants or auditors on here? I've been reading a lot about them lately and it seems like a great career to have with solid demand. What are the pros/cons of it? Would you recommend it?
If you get involved with audit, make sure you get in at a Fortune 500 with a strong acquisitions department. It is not too difficult to transition from Internal Audit to Risk Management then ultimately Mergers and Acquisitions (which is where the real money is at).
>your gif is putting me in a trance
this has literally become a meme
it's not fun. it's looking at numbers all day. 2 places i've worked at have fired loads of people having automated a load of stuff. unless you're chartered and have worked at a big4 competition is FIERCE to get anywhere.
It's a fun job but it has an upper-limit to what you can even if you get ACCA/CIMA. Big 4 experience is mandatory these days which is a shame as not everyone can work in those places. I wouldn't pursue it as a career these days, though. It's best to study it in university so you can use it for part-time work and then score a graduate position in banking or MIS.