Ten Careers in Managerial Accounting
In This Chapter
Climbing the managerial accounting ladder
Running effective finance operations
Managing and controlling a company’s costs
Most of my students choose accounting careers because of the consistently high hiring demand for accountants. In its Occupational Outlook Handbook, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected 16-percent growth for accountants and auditors between 2010 and 2020.
The starting salaries aren’t bad, either. Cost accountants’ starting salaries with large companies are projected to range between $43,000 and $53,750 per year, according to the 2013 Salary Guide published by Robert Half (see
www.rhi.com/salaryguides). According to the same study, cost accounting managers are projected to earn between $79,250 and $108,500 in 2013.
All the salaries I cite in this chapter are starting salaries of accountants working for large companies (sales in excess of $500 million) and come from the Robert Half salary guide. These salaries vary by location.