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Are you looking to give your accounting career a boost? Maybe you have recently graduated from school and are looking for your first job opportunity. What are some good ways to increase your marketability as an accounting candidate? Let’s take a closer look at the top 4 ways you can achieve success as an accounting professional.

  1. Get your CPA. Studying and taking the exam to become a certified public accountant can open a number of doors in your career. A CPA provides opportunities both in public and private accounting. Experts consider this one of the best moves for an accountant for the diversity it offers.
  2. Be familiar with the basics. The most important aspect of knowing all the basics of accounting is that you will better be able to communicate it to your clients. Without knowing software that is common in accounting, you may find yourself behind the curve when it comes to your next job.
  3. Don’t put all your faith in the computer. While it is so easy to rely on spreadsheets to do all the work for you it is important that you are careful not to get too reliant on computers. This can lead to costly mistakes and problems with your career. Put your accounting skills to work and verify everything.
  4. Look at the big picture. Accountants often have a reputation of being anti-social or introverted. This isn’t often the case. However, to put your best foot forward make sure you show a genuine interest in your company as a whole rather than just your job. Take a look at the bigger picture and get a sense for how you fit into the greater organization.

Are you looking for your next accounting role? NRI Staffing, hiring for jobs in DC, can help today!

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