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Have you always been curious about the accounting profession? Have you always fancy yourself being an accountant? Do you always have a dream of becoming a professional and chartered accountant? Have you heard of the acronym ICAN before and have always wondered what it means? – seek no more, this article is for you.
In my last article,I explained how one can become a professional in any field . Accounting is a highly lucrative profession because it has so many scopes and can be applied to any field or job. It is a very diverse and wide profession with so many opportunities and fortune. It is one of the few professions that can never be made irrelevant – no matter the impact of technology and science.
Chartered accountants are one of the most recognized and highest paid professionals in Nigeria and all over the world.
A chartered accountant in Nigeria can easily make his transition abroad and start practicing as an accountant without much problem.
Accounting is a moral and ethical profession and its practitioners hold so much respect and value.
Accountants are needed in every sector of the economy – commerce, trade, education, technology, science – you name it.
There are so many fields for you to choose and thrive in as an accountant. You can work as a financial analyst, a financial reporter, a government accountant, a tax consultant, a management accountant, an auditor, a forensic accountant, a business consultant and so on.
Vital Information about the Profession:
- Accounting is a professional course: that is, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in accounting doesn’t automatically make one a qualified accountant.
- You need to be professionally certified before you can be a qualified and chartered accountant.
- You cannot provide accounting service to a client in Nigeria, and other countries, if you are not a qualified accountant.
- Anybody, I mean anybody, no matter the course you studied or currently studying in school, you can also become a chartered and qualified accountant.
My dear brother and sister, your dream of becoming a chartered accountant is finally ready to come true! Whether or not you studied accounting in school, or you are currently studying, you can become a professional and qualified accountant in the space of two and a half years –30 months!
As a student, you can become a chartered accountant as an undergraduate. I mean you can become a professional accountant even before leaving the four walls of school!
How, then, can you become a professional accountant? What are the steps to take and the things to do? Watch out for my next article as I accompany you on your journey of professionalism.
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