They say education is an investment, but is it always a good investment? People sometimes select lengthy, expensive courses that don’t fully prepare them for the workplace, or provide training in skills that employers are really looking for.
If you’re in the market for a practical qualification that offers employment opportunities through good economic times and bad, accounting and bookkeeping training is a great option. You’ll learn a broad range of skills that are always in demand, regardless of trends and economics.
So what else can accounting and bookkeeping training do for you? Read on to find out.
Every business requires some element of bookkeeping to keep operations running on a day-to-day basis. As a result, employers are often on the lookout for people with specialized training to manage their incoming and outgoing funds, calculate payroll costs, and prepare their accounts.
This means that accounting school graduates often have the option to choose whichever industry they wish to work in and look for roles within that area, or focus on positions offered by interesting companies or in ideal locations. Students can opt for anything from the security of government employment to lucrative opportunities in the corporate world. They can choose to work within areas they are passionate about, or even use their skills to make a difference by working in the non-profit sector. The universal nature of their qualification means that the possibilities are virtually limitless.
Another great thing about accounting training is that the resulting skills are needed the world over. Students who would like to travel and experience different cultures will find that there are plenty of opportunities for people with their qualifications in different locations, and the numerical nature of the work also makes language barriers less of an issue.
Those who wish to stay closer to home, on the other hand, will be happy to learn that the employment outlook for bookkeeping and accounts positions in the Ontario region is expected to be very good during the coming years, with JobBank, Canada’s government-based labour market information source, advising that “given the large size and older age profile of this occupational group, job opportunities will arise from the need to replace workers who leave or retire.”
Bookkeeping and accounting students learn more than just how to balance the books, with most courses teaching complementary skills for payroll and human resource management. Students at Canadian College, for example, learn how to administer benefits such as pension plans, share savings, and employment and medical insurance.
They also learn how to prepare various accounting statements, and to use both manual and computerized bookkeeping systems. The overall aim is to provide students with all the skills they need to be ready to take a rewarding position as an accounting and payroll administrator in any company as soon as they graduate.
Want to find out more about the benefits of accounting training? Visit Canadian College for more information about our course or to speak to an advisor.