Business Accountant

By: Daisy Villagran

Introduction

The primary task of accountants, which extends to all the others, is to prepare and examine financial records. They make sure that records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors perform overviews of the financial operations of a business in order to help it run efficiently. They also provide the same services to individuals, helping them create plans of action for improved financial well-being.



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Career Research

Daily Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.

  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.

  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.

  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.

Work Environment

The field can be a business office and it’s professional you have to dress nice (no sweat pants) Some risks can be a fire in the building then no job

Education and Training

Certified Public Accountants must meet a number of specific requirements, including earning a college degree, passing all parts of the CPA exam, and working for a set number of hours (usually 1800) under the supervision of an actively licensed CPA.

Preferred Job Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Computer skills

  • Detail-Oriented

Job Outlook

The job outlook for an accountant is increasing.

Salary

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for an accountant was $65,080 in 2013 $31.25 per hour.

High School Preparation

Courses

In East Leyden they do offer the class Business Accounting , you can also take Math

Work/Volunteer Experience

You can study law and math while being in high school and also study business accounting, for example at East Leyden theirs Business Accounting and i'm looking for taking the class.

Interview

"On a daily basis, I consult with clients, respond to emails, take care of administrative duties, and supervise and pay employees, review client accounts, obtain financial statements, provide financial advice for clients, and during tax season I also prepare and file taxes" Julieta Oliveros states

References

1. Mrs. Bonina - ESL teacher

2. Mrs. Moore - Principle at Mannheim Middle School

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Conclusion

Throughout the entire career research process, I learned that you can find a career you like and search it up on the internet and find many websites that can help you find more information on what career you want to do. You also have to like what you do, because if you don't like what you do and your going to have to do that everyday, your not going to like it.