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