An accountant does statements, has accuracy, and help people
The statements that accountants use helps them organize all of the work into different sheets. Two of the sheets that they use is balance sheet and income statement. Balance sheet is their financial position at that given point. It uses the equation assets equal liabilities plus equity. The income statement is the revenue (sales) minus the expenses for a given time period. Income statement will give you if you have a net income or a net loss. Also they do taxes that come off of your paycheck.
Have Good Accuracy
Helps People with Money Spending
- What sort of training do you need? Go to college and get a Bachelors degree.
- What sort of skills do you need? You should be good with numbers, looking at details, computer skills, and high math skills.
- Is there any room for job advancement? Yes, after 1-2 years can be moved up to an senior position.
- What is all involved with this career? Examine financial statements, taxes, organize and maintain financial records, and help people with cost they are spending.
- What is the job outlook and salary? In 2013 the salary was $65,080 and the hourly pay was $31.29.
- Why do you want to go into this career? I want this career because math comes easily and I am taking accounting now in high school.
- What might people not know about this career? Assets are what you "own" and liabilities is what you "owe". Also a ledger is what you put all of your information into.
- What does a day in the life of this career look like? Most are scheduled a 40 hour week but most get overtime. Most are in offices and are doing all of the statements and taxes.