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ACCOUNTING AS A CAREER CHOICE

February 7, 2008

(Albuquerque, NM) Looking for a degree that will get you a well paying job? The Anderson School of Management is teaming up with the New Mexico Society of CPA’s and the Becker CPA Review to highlight why accounting could be an ideal career choice.
The public is invited to learn more about becoming an accountant at two presentations on Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 26 at 6pm. The sessions will be held at the UNM Student Union Building and admission is free.
The presentations will look at the benefits of becoming an accountant, the requirements to become a CPA, what types of jobs are available and the salary and future earning potential of accountants.
One of the greatest benefits of entering the accounting field is the range of jobs available. Joni Young, Chair of the Anderson Accounting Department, says the career tracks within accounting are as varied as accountants.
“Careers include audit services, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities and corporations,” says Young. “Accountants can also be involved in forensic work, litigation support -- the possibilities are almost endless.”
Another plus is the demand for accountants. Currently the need for accountants in Albuquerque is far greater than the number of qualified people available for hire. For more information about the presentations contact Suzette Dawson at 505-828-3667 or sdawson@beckerreview.com. Everyone is welcome regardless of their educational background. To reserve a space go to https://www.mgt.unm.edu/students/cpa.asp.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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