Accountant

About the job:

What you do

As an Accountant, your job is to analyze financial records and make sure people have payed their taxes the way they are supposed to. You also perform overviews on businesses's  financial records to make sure they are running smoothly and efficiently. 

The tough stuff

As an Accountant, you may have to:

  • Cope with a lot of stress
  • Note that the work can seem dull
  • Plan on continuing education after earning your degree
The cool stuff

As an Accountant, you will get to:

  • Pursue a clear career path
  • Enjoy a stable and growing job field 
Typical work hours
  • 45+ hours a week
  • Occasional work hours on weekends

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Economics/Business
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required

In order to become an Accountant, you will need:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) 
  • Preferably a Master's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
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