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Accounting: Careers & Local Info

Use this guide to find information on financial accounting.

CPA Examination

Need to take the CPA Examination?  Learn all about it at the website of the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy (ASBPA).

Learn about taking the CPA Exam at the ASBPA website.

Alabama Society of CPAs

Learn more about issues of importance to CPAs in the State of Alabama at the website of the Alabama Society of CPAs.

Visit the website of the Alabama Society of CPAs.

Job Market

Wondering about the job market for accountants and accounting-related positions?  Check the entry for "Accountants and Auditors" in the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Learn about the job outlook, potential earnings, and more.

Visit the "Accountants and Auditors" chapter in Occupational Outlook Handbook online.

Locating Accounting Firms

You can use the ReferenceUSA database to find accounting firms in a particular town or geographic area.

1. Open the ReferenceUSA database and choose the "U.S. Businesses" module.

2. Click on the Custom Search tab.

3. Click on "Business Type" and select "Keyword/SIC/NAICS." In the search box, type "accounting" and click on the Lookup button.  Click on all the business types you are interested in.  You might want to select "872101 - Accountants."

4. Next, click on "Geography" and select the elements that apply to your search area.  Use the selection box to designate the geographical area you wish to search.

5. When you're ready, click on the green "View Results" button in the right column, and your results list will display.  You can click on a company name to learn more about it.

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