Accountants prepare and examine financial records. Accountants develop and analyze budgets, look at records and financial statements, and review accounts. They often work overtime at the end of a budget year or during tax season.


Accountants need:

· excellent math skills

· verbal skills

· logic skills

· problem solving

· pay attention to detail

· to be dependable


Accountants need a bachelor’s degree (four years) in accounting or a related field. They can also choose to get certified in specific areas which help when finding a job.


Accountants use accounting software like QuickBooks. They also use tax preparation software.

Salary/Job Outlook

The average salary for an accountant is $71,550. New job opportunities are expected in the future due to the growing economy.