What are the exciting jobs in accounting?

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    Ben
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    What are the exciting career paths in accounting? I’ve recently been licensed as a CPA in California and have worked in government for the last 8 years. I’m curious what the exciting career options are as a CPA.

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    jeff
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    The only thing that comes to mind as “exciting” for a CPA would be law enforcement…forensic accountant, FBI agent, etc.

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    BEC - 80
    FAR - 76
    REG - 92
    Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)
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    Michael Liccio
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    As Jeff mentioned, I think law enforcement, specifically the IRS's task force would be exciting.  The issue I had when I applied was the required 6 month training course in Georgia.  I couldn't shut my life down for 6 months.  The training covers evasive driving, self-defense, shooting, and a review of tax law from what I recall.  From my understanding the position will require carrying a gun, investigating businesses on site, and performing arrests.  In my area (Philadelphia) it would probably be a little dangerous as well, so maybe a little too exciting.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 80
    REG - 86
    Michael Liccio, CPA

    Michael Liccio, CPA

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    Michael Liccio
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    As Jeff mentioned, I think law enforcement, specifically the IRS's task force would be exciting.  The issue I had when I applied was the required 6 month training course in Georgia.  I couldn't shut my life down for 6 months.  The training covers evasive driving, self-defense, shooting, and a review of tax law from what I recall.  From my understanding the position will require carrying a gun, investigating businesses on site, and performing arrests.  In my area (Philadelphia) it would probably be a little dangerous as well, so maybe a little too exciting.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 80
    REG - 86
    Michael Liccio, CPA

    Michael Liccio, CPA

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