The purpose of this assignment is to help students better understand the various types of careers
available to accounting graduates. You should write a paper discussing the following.
What is public accounting? Discuss the job opportunities, nature of work, career
advancement, and qualifications needed in public accounting.
What is private accounting? Discuss the job opportunities, nature of work, career
advancement, and qualifications needed in private accounting.
Discuss one other career path outside of public and private accounting. Some examples
include, but are not limited to, government accounting and non-for-profit accounting.
Which career path(s) would you like to pursue and why?
Your paper must be in Microsoft Word and must have a minimum of 1,200 words
words (excluding cover sheet and references, if there is any).
Each career path should be discussed in one separate section. You must clearly identify
the section headings in bold. The reason for your chosen career path should be
discussed in a separate section as well.
c) Your submitted assignments should have a Turnitin similarity score of 20% or below. If
your similarity score is higher than 20% but below 35.01%, you will only receive 70% of
the potential credit; if your similarity score is higher than 35% but below 50.01%, you
will only receive 40% of the potential credit; if your similarity score is higher than 50%,
you will receive no credit for this assignment.
d) Please use Times New Roman or Calibri font, 12 point, and double spaced. All pages
must have a page number at the bottom. All paragraphs should be justified. Font must
be consistent throughout the paper.