Public, Private or Not-For-Profit Accounting Sectors: Which Is Best for You?


Deciding on a career path can offer a sense of relief and excitement as you enter the workforce, whether it is for the first time or a career change mid-life. In many industries, however, making the career choice is only the beginning, and accounting is no different. For those preparing to become an accountant, choosing between the public, private and non-profit sectors may seem much more difficult than understanding the difference between assets and liabilities – and with good reason. Whether you want to provide your services to a wide array of companies, the government and non-profit organizations or work for just one company, considering the job functions, work environment and salary will help during your decision-making process. Continue reading