Being an accountant requires a lot of patience, attention to detail and great analytical skills. They work in a highly detail-oriented environments where one small mistake might cost their client everything. Some of numbers given back to the company by the accountant will affect they way they make decisions for the rest of the year. To always ensure that they are bringing on their A-game, they need to stay on top of all the news and the advancements happening in the world of accounting.
Almost the entire world is on the internet nowadays and we’ve mentioned before that the world is transforming. This means that everyone needs to ensure that they are thinking about the future. The digital future. Especially for accountants and financial professionals, LinkedIn has proven itself to be a superb tool to gain exposure and find new clients from all over the world.
The new year is upon us and everyone will soon be listing down their new year resolutions. The more common ones revolve around professional growth. Who doesn’t want to be the best version of themselves at work right? The world has progressed more in the past 5 years than we did the past 50 years and there are countless of ways to be successful these days.
When you became an accountant, I’m sure that you envisioned yourself working in a world class firm, mentoring with the best chartered accountants the industry has to offer. However, with the growing times, we have progressed massively as a species and the world wide web is a platform that has given us border-less communication. Suddenly, over the past 5-10 years the world wide web garnered massive growth and now everything that we could ever want is right there on our fingertips.
Welcome to another installment of our ACPA series. We’ve spoken about how to become ACPA certified, what you can then do once you are certified and the multiple types of career options you can decide on once you’ve opened the doors by becoming ACPA certified. Whether you choose to stay in a firm, open your own firm or become a freelance accountant, there is one thing that you need to ensure sustainability. That is, getting more clients. It is something that everyone needs to ensure their business succeeds.
You might be thinking about what you can do with your career after becoming part of the ACPA. To be honest, there are multiple avenues you can dabble with to see what you would really want to work on with your new accreditation.
Welcome back to our ACPA series! In the previous instalment we spoke about how one can apply to become qualified for the ACPA. If you haven’t’ read that yet, click here to read it.
Becoming an accountant is not an easy task as it is an extremely challenging career which takes a lot of effort and sacrifice to become the best in the industry. Thus, when the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) was created, everyone in countries like Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and more wanted to become a certified member of the ASEAN CPA.