Learn the benefits of earning your certified public accountant certification if you’re pursuing an accounting clerk position.

How to advance your accounting clerk career

Many current and prospective accounting clerks haven’t considered becoming a certified public accountant (CPA). Many may feel like they’re getting ahead of themselves pursuing such an advanced qualification so early in their careers, yet earning your CPA certification can prove more valuable in the long run than mastering other accounting skills.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an 8 percent decline in accounting clerk jobs by the year 2024; this is most likely due to advances in computer technology, which has automated many of the tasks traditionally performed by accounting clerks. Since this occupation is on the decline, more advanced qualifications — such as the CPA certification — will prove useful for those interested in pursuing this field.

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