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Why Gen Z chooses accounting as a career


A career in accounting is still alluring for Generation Z – those born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s.

recent report by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), “Make Way for Gen Z: Identifying What Matters Most to the Next Generation,” says a career in accounting still appeals to recent college grads and young professionals.

The survey, covering more than 3,388 individuals between the ages of 18 and 23 in G20 countries — including the US, UK, Germany, France, China, Argentina, Russia and India — is the first to focus on Generation Z.

Some 55 percent of survey respondents indicated an interest in working as accountants, with over a fifth pursuing this career.

This line of work meets many of their top career priorities, which included a stable career path, a healthy work-life balance and a competitive salary and benefits. In fact, the vast majority (89 percent) ranked the first list item as important or very important, says Accountingweb.

Needless to say, questions about career paths loom large.

Among a list of 14 must-have perks, Gen Z’s biggest concerns include national economic stability, quality of education and availability of work.