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Becoming One

To be an accountant you have to go to school for a long time. You have to get a degree in accounting. There is also a test you have to take to receive a certification. Most employers want accountants to be good with computers and have previous experience.

People who want to be an accountant have to be good at math, and have good analytical skills. They also have to be able to write well in order to tell others about what they find.


Accountants keep records of a company's money. There are four main kinds of accountants; all with their own specialty.

  • Management Accountants keep records of the money spent by the company they work at.
  • Public Accountants work for public companies. They do accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting work.
  • Government Accountants make sure the government's records are correct. They also check records of people doing business with them.
  • Internal Auditors make sure the company's records are correct. They check to make sure no one is stealing or wasting money.

The average salary of accountants and auditors was $65,840 in 2008. The earnings of an accountant depends on how long they have been working. The future is very bright in this career because it is expected to grow faster than most occupations through 2018.