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Accountant: Account Your Future

Do you want to be an accountant? One most difficult career paths to take and one of the most rewarding too. If you are a very detailed-oriented, sharp, and mathematically incline person then this career just might be for you!

Get a head start! Immerse yourself in these movies, read up on these books, and during your downtime try out this game!

Movies

The Accountant: Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a very special mathematical genius with highly advanced cognitive skills. The Mozart of Numbers! He runs a small accounting firm and does freelance works for one of the most dangerous people in the planet world – arms brokers, drug cartels, and even money launderers.

The Shawshank Redemption: Innocent but sent to prison in accounts of murder for two years. Sent to a touch prison, Andy decides to use his accounting skills to keep himself from being assaulted in prison. He befriends the guards and the Warden and helps them with their tax refunds and graft money. However, he miscalculates his moves and becomes to indispensable to the Warden…Find out what happens to Andy. Highly recommend this movie! G.O.A.T.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: The fall of Enron Corporation because of corporate corruption! A movie about Enron traders doing behind the back transactions and deals to keep their high paid jobs. There has also been a discovery of company money to offshore accounts!

Books and Magazines

Accounts demystified: Simply and easy way of explaining the principles and fundamentals of accounting. This book is recommended especially for people with no financial background. Start your accounting journey with this book!

The Go-Giver: A story about a young man hungry for success. Joe, a go-getter, meets Pindar who is a legendary financial adviser and begins his journey. Believing in the power of giving, Joe pivots and begins to live his life thinking of others above himself, giving instead of getting. Later he finds that unexpected returns come his way.

Games

Zombie accountant: A zombie outbreak hungry for humanity! You fall victim to a dreadful course, hungry for flesh. However, life starts to go back to normal but you’re still a zombie. To make things worse, it’s tax season. Do your taxes and please try not to eat your coworkers.

Having fun so far? Check out our Career Conversations section and watch a video of an accountant talk about his/her work and academic journey! Learn what accountants do day-in and day out! Click here to find out more.

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