Accounting

By: Sam Langenfeld

What Type of Work Do Accountants Perform?

Accountants are people who keep or audit (inspect) financial records.

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The average salary for accountants is 2013 was around $65,080 or $31.29 an hour.

What Are The Working Conditions?

Most accountants work in an office or from home and spend most of their work hours sitting at a desk.

What Are The Major Job Responsibilities?

There is only one major job responsibility for accountants which is providing financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data, which basically means to prepare reports.

What Are Some of The Major Job Duties?

-Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries

-Document financial transactions

-Recommend financial actions

-Summarize current financial status

-Maintain accounting controls

Is there a demand for this job in the future?

Since the demand for this job is great, there is suspected to be a large escalation of jobs in the future. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 166,700 new accounting and auditing jobs by 2022.

What kind of education is needed for this type of work?

Although Associates Degrees are good for accounting jobs, Bachelor Degrees look more promising to most employers.

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