Author Archive: Laurel Gray

 
 

About Laurel Gray

Laurel Gray is the Editor-in-Chief of Best Accounting Degrees. She has been a professional writer for a decade and received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. She specializes in accounting and business career advice and academic information.

Here are my most recent posts

New Year’s Resolutions For Accounting Students Everywhere

New Year’s Resolutions For Accounting Students Everywhere

A brand new year is starting up, and with it comes a new spirit for college students to ramp up your current studies and ensure that you get your future plans moving. Getting more connected in current classes, joining groups for networking in your study area and balancing your current work [...]

 
10 Tips to Become Successful in Freelance Accounting

10 Tips to Become Successful in Freelance Accounting

Whether you want to build your own business or just make a little cash on the side, freelance accounting is a useful and sought-after skill. If you haven’t considered trying freelance, you might pay close attention to the challenges potential clients can face. Your timing could be perfect! IRS audits [...]

 
Eight Things To Look For In An Accounting Program

Eight Things To Look For In An Accounting Program

Are you considering pursing a degree and career in accounting? Before you make the decision of where to attend college, you have to evaluate the Accounting degree programs for the schools in your consideration set. There are several programs available to prepare you for life as an accountant, from Ivy [...]

 

How Do You Know If Accounting Is For You?

Deciding on a career is not like choosing what to eat for dinner. Your career choice comes with a heavy weight as it impacts your choice of schooling and life as you know it. We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask yourself so you can gauge if the accounting [...]

 
Top Google Chrome Plugins for Accounting

Top Google Chrome Plugins for Accounting

Every accountant knows the secret to efficient, accurate work is having access to the right tools. With cloud storage, cash register applications for computers and tablets, and other current technology trends that have moved much of the accounting world online, some of the most useful tools on the market now [...]

 
Accounting Interview: Spotlight on Matt Johnson

Accounting Interview: Spotlight on Matt Johnson

We had the chance to interview senior associate at Alvarez and Marsal. Matt, who is an under-30 accounting professional, has a breadth of experience and shares a great perspective on the accounting profession and his education that has supported his career goals to date. Read his story and insights here: [...]

 
Tips For Landing Your First Accounting Job

Tips For Landing Your First Accounting Job

As a recent Accounting degree graduate, you may be facing many unknowns. Just as you thought you were getting the hang of being a college student, you’re thrown out of your normal groove and into the workforce. You have to decide what area of work to pursue, what your specialization [...]

 
Accounting on Twitter: Best #Hashtags

Accounting on Twitter: Best #Hashtags

Marketing, advertising, and even business in general is becoming more and more driven by social media. Every major social media site has its own purpose and one of the most useful to business professionals, specifically accounting degree students or even accountants on Twitter. One of the best things about Twitter [...]

 
Myths About Accountants

Myths About Accountants

Accountants are a group of individuals who are often misunderstood due to the general public’ myths assumes are true. Understanding the myths and the facts is an important part of determining if accounting is the right job for you. The reality is that many common conceptions about accountants are completely [...]

 
5 Tips for Aceing Your CPA Exam

5 Tips for Aceing Your CPA Exam

Students that are attempting to successfully pass the CPA Exam may feel that they are overwhelmed.  The Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam is a challenging exam that tests a student’s true knowledge in various subjects that are relevant to the field of accounting. Fortunately, a student does not need to [...]