5 Common Misconceptions about Accounts Jobs

Accounting is often seen as one of the oldest professions. Regardless of the type and size, every company needs an efficient accounts department which can take care of all the company’s finances. Accounting, as a profession has wide career scope coupled with excellent career progression opportunities.


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So you are a fresher looking for an accountant job? Here, we will discuss some of the most common misconceptions about the accountant fresher jobs.

Misconception 1: Accountants can only have accounting jobs

This is not true. Anyone who has worked within finance and accounting organization knows accountants can easily go for role shifts owing to the inter-disciplinary skills possessed by them. Suppose you decide to make a transition from an accountant to finance analyst, it is recommended that you change internally before trying to change the company.

Misconception 2: There is less money in accounting field

This is simply not true. Just digest this, recently the ICAI has placed three of its candidates at a record salary close to Rs. 70 lakh with Singapore based Olam International! This is simply great news. You may start out as lower level book keeper or accounting clerks who generally earns somewhere around Rs. 183,989 per annum, after gaining relevant skills and experience you get ample opportunities to climb the success ladder.

Misconception 3: Accountants are not strategic thinkers

If you visualize a typical accountant, you are likely to see someone who spends all the day at a desk scouring through invoices and going over spreadsheets. In reality, the accountant profession has evolved drastically from what it used to be a few years ago. In reality, businesses are now identifying accountants for their exceptional and ingenious contributions to an organizations success. Top level managers often consult accountants concerning what business practices and financial principles can contribute to organizations overall health.

Misconception 4: You have to be a math wizard

Contrary to common belief; accounting does not require you to solve complex mathematical problems. You don’t have to be a master at it. If you are capable of doing simple arithmetic equations (such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.) you would be able to pull off most of the math accounting work on a daily basis.

Misconception 5: Accounting is for men only

This is a horribly wrong notion among the masses, that accounting is only for men. Today, women not only have strong presence in account ting and auditing fields, but they have a huge majority. Currently, there are almost 50,000 women CA’s in India which amounts of to 22 percent of ICAI’s members.

There are ample fresher accountant jobs for an individual to strive for. However, it is important that you don’t lose your confidence and morale with the prevailing misconceptions about the accountant’s jobs. Stay positive and make your way ahead in this profession!


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