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Important differences between accounting and finance career paths

While accounting and finance seem to go together and the terms are often used interchangeably, both sectors have a different focus and scope. It is important to be aware of the industry’s distinguishing features while having a working knowledge of both disciplines to evaluate the financial health of a department or company. If you enjoy working with numerical and financial figures, then reading this blog will give you a deeper insight into the differences between finance and accounting careers, allowing you to carefully plan your journey!

Master’s in Finance - The Gateway to a Financial Career in Singapore

Finance is one of the most dynamic fields one could hope to enter after graduation. Working in this sector allows you to deal with substantial capital reserves, shape a company’s future or even build your own company from scratch. In addition to networking with influential figures in the finance world, you could also become a thought leader in the global financial domain too. If you are interested in a domain with immense career diversity, the finance sector is the ideal route to pursue. You can choose from many roles and positions belonging to different fields like financial accounting, financial management, or taxation. So, how do you start a career in finance? You can begin by acquiring finance-oriented qualifications. An advanced course like a master’s degree in finance can help you master the art of strategic thinking and making informed financial decisions. These courses usually have a final year research module or a capstone project that allows you to apply your learning in real life. Read ahead to get a better idea of the benefits of masters in finance programmes from a highly developed country like Singapore.

How to become a certified accountant

Accountants are fundamental within the financial world. Without them, the entire sector would fall into disarray with no one to manage finances and taxation issues for large organisations. This reliability on accountants worldwide has boosted the compensation packages and opportunities in the field. Hence, accountancy careers have always been desirable, especially for those who want to establish a successful career. Although there are plenty of ways to pursue an accountancy career, obtaining professional degrees and certifications can make your journey easier. There is no step-by-step guide to become a certified accountant — different people take different paths according to their academic background and professional aspirations. Read this article to learn more about the career prospects of becoming an accountant and the procedures and requirements necessary to acquire the relevant certifications.

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