Accountancy in my experience is like football. Everyone has this impression footballers make a huge amount of money, which is true, but only the small percentage at the higher pro leagues, the majority of footballers earn little for the level of work thet have to put in. The same is true with accounting, most accountants in my experience have pretty poor salaries and are expected to work very long hours certain times of the month and year for no overtime. It is a poorly paid profession for the level of work you are expected to do for I would estimate 75% of accountants.
Yes, there are those on here who can and will get 200k jobs in 5 years fresh out of uni but they are a very small percentage of accountants!