Do you love planning, analyzing and adjusting your own monthly budget? Are you an avid reader of finance publications and enjoy learning about the countless ways that businesses can cut costs and maximize their bottom lines? If this sounds like you, then working in the management accounting field may be perfect for you — you might have even already completed all of your required studies and are actively searching for a job as an accountant.
As a Certified Management Accountant myself and CEO of CMA Exam Academy, I know just how fulfilling it can be to work in management accounting. Yes, a career in the field won’t be completely free of any downsides, but that will be the case in most industries. To help you decide whether or not to pursue a career in management accounting, here are the top pros and cons of a position in the field.