Mathematical, computer, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential qualifications for anyone in the accounting field. Good communication skills, being detail-oriented and motivated are also important. Accountants compile and analyze business records and prepare financial reports such as profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cost studies, and tax reports.
Accounting offers many career opportunities as a wide variety of businesses employ people who do accounting jobs. Job prospects increase with advanced degrees and proficiency in accounting and auditing computer software or with expertise in specialized areas such as international business, specific industries or current legislation.
What/Where the jobs are
Financial management and consulting services, auditors, government agencies, public accountants, private industries, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), accounting teachers in secondary and post-secondary education, self-employment, accounting clerk, bookkeeper, credit analyst, financial planner, tax preparer, accounts receivable manager, payroll manager.
Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science Career Option (ASCO)
Ted Lewis, Ted.Lewis@iavalley.edu
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