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Why Accounting?

If you love solving problems, especially ones that involve dollar signs, you might want to take a closer look at Accounting. Far from the stereotype of a back-office number cruncher, accountants thrive in the business world. With keen insight and attention to detail, accountants serve as the connective tissue that unites teams within a company and helps business leaders communicate with accurate financial data.

Are you interested in...

1. Making a difference at work?
2. Acquiring essential business skills that will help your career soar?
3. Earning a salary that starts strong and grows rapidly?
4. Being in demand, now and for years to come? 

Read on and we’ll show you the way to a rewarding career.

>> Why you should consider earning a MAC degree  
>> Find out if you have what it takes to get started 



Some interesting articles in the MAC blog 

>> Are you Ready for the Next Big Step in your Career?  
>> When is the Right Time for Grad School?  
>> Why Accounting Might Just Be the Perfect Career  
>> Five Accounting Terms All Business Leaders Need to Know
>> From Boardrooms to Courthouses: What Accountants Really Do  
>> Standard and Not-so-standard Accounting Roles  
>> How to Make Your Accounting Career Blast Off 
>> 10 Character Traits of Great Accountants  
>> Accounting vs Law vs Medicine
>> Accounting for Basketball: The Money behind the Madness
>> Beyond the Numbers: Accounting for Fast Food
>> Beyond the Numbers: Accounting for the Sales Team 

_______ Majors Make Great Accountants
Choose one >>  Business, Econ, Math, Science, History/Liberal Arts  



What does the perfect career look like to you?

http://i0.wp.com/blog.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/roi-icons.gifMoney? Security? Making a difference? You might be surprised to hear that a career in accounting actually delivers huge rewards to those who pursue it.

Whether they focus on taxes, auditing, or other forms of analysis, accountants deliver keen insight on fiscal efficiency. In doing so, they help organizations maximize profit and make smart financial decisions. As a result, accountants are rewarded with strong salaries, opportunities for growth, and a variety of other lucrative benefits.

Read More >> "Why Accounting Might Just Be the Perfect Career"



Are you ready for the next big step in your career?

For you, maybe that means a big promotion. Maybe it means moving to a new role in a different department. Heck, maybe it means working for a new company in a different industry.

But none of those things are going to happen by themselves. There are big opportunities out there, but are you ready to take full advantage of them? Are you truly prepared for the next big step in your career?

Read More >> "Are you ready for the next big step in your career?"



When is the right time for grad school?

Your career seems like it’s at a standstill. A friend has suggested graduate school, and you’re starting to think about it seriously.

Can you really do this now — with your family, your job and a life that’s already busy? And will it make a difference? Will you get a big enough pay increase with your new degree to make it worthwhile? Will your boss or future employers really pay attention to the new degree?

Read More >> "When is the right time for grad school?"




How well do you know the language of business?

http://i1.wp.com/blog.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/MAC-Word-Cloud.jpgStrong business leaders would agree: Accounting really is the language of business. Accounting establishes common ground by organizing processes and defining criteria into a format that can be readily understood by variety of stakeholders. It's a critical operation that businesses large and small count on for clarity, insight, and efficiency.

How well do you know it?

Read More >> "Five Accounting Terms All Business Leaders Need to Know"



Ever wondered what an accountant really does?

What accountants really do.Guiding critical financial and business decisions? Yes.
Guarding truth and accuracy? Yes.
Catching criminals? Yes.

Accountants use sharp skills in analytic thinking and problem solving to provide actionable insight. Learn why accounting really matters.

Read More >> "From Boardrooms to Courthouses: What Accountants Really Do"



Standard and Not-so-Standard Accounting Roles

An accounting degree opens doors to great careers — no matter your ambitions. But, do you know what accountants really do? Maybe you have a vague idea. They handle taxes, track where an organization’s money goes, work in business... right? That’s all true. But there’s more to it than that – a lot more.

Read More >> "Standard and Not-so-standard Accounting Roles" 



Considering Accounting as a career?

http://i0.wp.com/blog.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/accounting_blastoff.jpgWhen it comes to a career in accounting, where you start directly impacts where you'll go. Start strong and you'll make your mark faster. Start strong and you'll accomplish more and earn more!

To get started, you need the power that a Master's degree in Accounting delivers:

1. Job offers while you're in school
2. A significant bump in your starting salary.
3. And more...

How much more?

Read More >> "How to Make Your Accounting Career Blast Off"



Are you destined to become an accountant?

Character traits of good accountantsEven if you’ve never opened a spreadsheet, you might be surprised to find how well your strengths fit with what accountants do.

Do you like puzzles? Are you inquisitive? Or organized?

Take a closer look in the mirror and you might see a budding accountant!

Read More >> "10 character traits of great accountants (and get your Accounting Personality Score)



Simple Math: Accounting > Law (and Medicine)

Accounting vs Law vs MedicineIf you’re thinking about graduate school, you’re probably imagining a great career doing interesting work with interesting people and making good money. 

But have you considered:
1. The time it takes to get the degree (faster is better)
2. The prerequisites you’ll need (the UNC MAC has none)
3. The demand for graduates with your degree, and 
4. The rewards (and how fast you’ll start to reap them!)

Read More >> "Accounting vs Law vs Medicine"




Accounting for Basketball: The Money behind the Madness

With all of the action on the court, it is easy to overlook what happens behind the scenes – the people and the money that make it all happen. And there’s a lot at stake! In fact, there’s so much money involved that sports franchises and ownership groups, as well as the organizations and conferences that manage the game, employ specialized financial professionals and accountants to keep track of it all.

Read More >> "Accounting for Basketball: The Money behind the Madness"



Beyond the numbers: Accounting for Fast Food

Accountants often analyze potential new ventures to increase company revenues and profits. It takes several ingredients to do this work: business savvy, the ability to work with different kinds of people, strong research abilities and critical thinking skills. 

Here's an example of how this accounting-led analysis can shape a "real-world" business challenge in the fast-food industry.

Read More >> "Beyond the numbers: Accounting for Fast Food"



Beyond the numbers: Accounting for the Sales Team

Accountants are often tasked with figuring out how companies can cut costs and operate more efficiently. It takes more than spreadsheet skills to tackle these projects. As an accountant, you’re required to bring business savvy, research and problem solving skills, and the ability to work with lots of different people to the job.

Here's an example of how this accounting-led analysis can shape a "real-world" business challenge in for a printing company's sales force.

Read More >> "Beyond the numbers: Accounting for the Sales Team"



Why Non-Accounting Majors Make Great Accountants

Why non-accountant majors make great accountantsThe UNC MAC Program welcomes non-accounting majors. And, there’s a good reason why — they’re successful. Unique perspectives, complementary skills. 

For a closer look at how accounting pairs perfectly with various academic disciplines, choose your major:
>> Business/Finance
>> Economics
>> Math
>> The Sciences
>> History/Liberal Arts




>> Why you should consider earning a MAC degree  
>> Find out if you have what it takes to get started



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