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Dreaded Finance vs Accounting question


Replies to: Dreaded Finance vs Accounting question

  • prezbuckyprezbucky Registered User Posts: 4,328 Senior Member
    Regarding a career in Finance vs. Accounting:

    Yes, Finance jobs tend to pay more, but you tend to work longer hours for that pay.

    Accounting is more likely to be a 40-hour work week, providing a much better work-life balance. Most accountants are paid enough to become relatively comfortable -- not rich by any means, but able to pay bills, mortgage, go on vacation now and then, etc. So -- an accountant probably makes less than the Finance person, but he or she probably has more time to enjoy the fruits of that labor.
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