Planning for the future, but unsure about which career path to take? Not surprising, given the many crossroads and steps along the way.
Nelson Hon, CPA (Aust.), a young CPA Australia member, says he was motivated to join the accounting profession due to the array of career options it offers.
"I consider accounting to be a very useful stepping stone, no matter which industry I might join later - at management level or in starting my own business," says Hon, an assistant manager with KPMG Hong Kong in the China corporate tax department.
He adds that accounting is essential to the operations of any industry.
A graduate of the University of New South Wales, Hon also believes that in addition to the CPA Program being timely and relevant, it also helps young accountants to better apply the principles of accounting.
"CPA Australia is a good way to learn how accounting relates to all areas of business," says Hon. "It certainly helps young