Ruler of the Results

Becoming an Accountant!


The purpose of accounting is to provide a means of recording, reporting, summarizing, and interpreting economic data. In order to do this, an accounting system must be designed. A system design serves the needs of users of accounting information. Once a system has been designed, reports can be issued and decisions based upon these reports are made for various departments. Since accounting is used by everyone in one form or another, a good understanding of accounting principles is beneficial to all.

What Accountants and Auditors Do?

Prepare and examine financial records statements for accuracy and conformance with laws.

Work Environment

Working in offices and sometimes from home.

They work full time and sometimes more than 40 hours.

How to Become an Accountant or Auditor?

Required to complete bachelor degree.

Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. CPA's are licensed by their state's Board of Accountancy.

CPA candidates required to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified.


The median annual wages for Accountants and Auditors was $63,550 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Projected to grow 13% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
A Day in the Life - Accountant


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Accountants and Auditors,
on the Internet at (visited August 29, 2015).