Government Career in Accounting

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Interlaken in Maine

50 months ago

I am thinking of going into a government career and planning to apply to jobs in three fields, one of which is accounting. I have a couple of question which I have had a difficult time finding information on.

How different would accounting jobs be in government vs. the private sector? In what ways would they be different? Work environment, skills required, responsibilities, etc.

How difficult would a federal government job be to get? State government job?

A couple of things about me to help answer the second question. I am going to graduate in the fall with a B.A. in economics. By the time I graduate I will have the 24 semester hours in accounting needed as a minimum requirement to apply for federal government jobs. Also, if it matters, I have taken Calc I-III, linear algebra, stats and differential equations. I currently have a 3.87 GPA. I have no internship experience at all right now but am trying to get some relavent experience this summer.

Thanks for any help.

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