Each year, there are approximately one of four accounting majors who will enter into the field of public accounting. The major decision that these individuals is going to be facing is whether or not they want to work for a local company in their area or if they want to work for accounting firms that are larger and located in most larger cities. What many of these individuals do not know about the accounting firms is that these have a extremely high turnover for yearly employment. It is especially important that you research the accounting firms prior to making a decision on which of the accounting firms is right for you. The larger accounting firm will have a much more structured environment that is going to be managed under a number of different partners and owners while the local firm is going to be generally operated by two CPAs with a number of staff accountants who will work in a less formal work environment. When working in the local firm, it is more likely that you will spend the majority of your time in your office while coordinating all your work with the owner of the firm. The staff accountants are generally the ones who will work with the normal day to day issues that are needed by the clients. These daily or weekly tasks may include the payroll of a company or auditing a company. Anything that is money related with a business is going to be handled with the accounting firms.