Why did I choose accounting?

By: Johnny Fu, student at The University of Texas at Dallas

When I was a kid, I always wanted to do something in the business world since my parents had their own business back in my home country. During my senior year in high school, I took an accounting course and I fell in love with the subject.  I knew that I was going to study this in college. Also, there are a lot of job opportunities in this field. My main goal for obtaining my bachelor’s in accounting is to open my own firm and have my own business someday. First, I must be able to pass the CPA Exam before this can happen.

Future goals after getting my bachelor’s in accounting.

My future goal after achieving a bachelor’s degree in accounting is to work for a company for a year. While working for a company, I would like to go back to school to complete my master’s degree and complete the requirements to take the CPA Exam. After obtaining my CPA license, I will slowly start a firm.

Between my CPA and my own firm, I would like to gain some experience working for a Big Four firm. We hear a lot about these firms in school and I know the experience will be beneficial. Getting this job is hard, but I have a few ideas to tackle this goal.

One of them is to go back to school and obtain my master’s degree in accounting and pass the CPA Exam. This will help me get my foot in the door to work for these firms. Beyond the education part, I must get the experiences in the field and start networking with other accountants. The more experiences I get and the more I can network, the better chances I have to open doors for a job and for my future goals. Everyone should have a plan, and this is mine for now.

About txcpa2b

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession. TXCPA2B is a blog written by Texas students in pursuit of the CPA certificate. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily held by TSCPA or our members.
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