Daniel Webster III
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What Daniel has provided to you is very true. Speaking of publicaccounting, it will give you a very rewarding background that can ultimately lead to another position outside of a public accounting firm.
A good source that helped me learn more about the Accounting profession was This Way to CPA by AICPA
On this website, after you have registered you may take an assessment that asks you questions about who you are, what your interests are, and what kind of career you would like to have. This site is especially helpful for learning more about the Accounting profession, education requirements, career advice, and CPA exam & licensure information.
I truly used this website to help me learn more about accounting while deciding on my career path.
I hope this helps. I have included a link to the This Way to CPA and to the AICPA websites.