The need for skilled accountants and auditors is expected to rise by 10 percent over the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Luckily, the JWU Online accounting bachelor’s degree fully prepares its graduates to take on accounting positions in private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. Now is the time to take your first step to better your accounting knowledge and expose yourself to this professional industry.
If you have an interest in accounting, you’re probably familiar with the common misconceptions people have about the subject. For some, “accounting” is a scary concept—and people oftentimes invent ideas about it that aren’t really true.
Professor David Cartwright, CPA, says the most common thing people associate accounting with is tax preparation. Many Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) don’t work with taxes at all, he says.
What’s the difference between a degree in accounting and a degree in finance? If you can’t answer this question, you’re not alone. The reason why differentiating the two can be tricky is because they are, in fact, so similar.