Having a job as an accountant means many things. Most importantly, it means that you are running the financial world. Think about this for a second. Everything in the financial and e-commerce world needs to be noted and accounted for. This is when the profession of accountancy comes in. There are many forms that accountancy can take.
If you make the choice to become an independent accountant, you will most likely be known as a chartered accountant. That means that you go out to different firms that help them keep track of their books and other monetary assets. Or you can make the choice to become part of a firm. If you become part of a firm you will be part of a larger team, you will also be known as a certified accountant. Either way, job security is more permanent.
With management accounting you will largely be responsible for handling records within the firm itself. These are the records that get kept on the books and used by auditors, when they do their reports. Financial accountants are responsible for handling records from outside of the business. These records are held by government agencies, banks, vendors and other economists.