Accountant for a good firm has a good life and vice versa. i work for a very big building company as an accountant and im enjoyin it. i dont sit at my desk all day because my role is more of a management side of accounting than the basic number crunching. in other words, i meet with new clients on a regular basis which keeps the job interesting. All depends what type of accountant are you. Many people confuse A/C to data entry jobs where you sit in front of a screen all day n enter invoices n shit in.
A/C are people who analyse reports and work from that. It usually involves chasing people for money and heaps other interesting things trust me.
Starting as an accountant you can get into so many roles at a later stage its not funny. Managerial roles, Finance side of things, Ceo, HR, PR and so on.
Accounting is a very focussed and error free profession, there is absolutely no margin of error in this line of work. That is a big challenge that many people face
It is a All Round Profession, from this you can jump into any field.
At the end of the day, its A/Cs who know everything about money and what revolves around it(not all do tht tho lol), which is the first main reason people work to earn money. I chose A/C cos i want to know everythin to how a business runs to its death
my 2c to whatever you choose to do, do it right and try to be the best !! no profession is better than other !!!