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Career Research Project: Accounting
Transcript of Career Research Project: Accounting
Master’s of Accountancy degree (MAcc) - optional
Accounting Ph.D - Optional
Two year Associates Degree - optional
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Degree
Many in the profession choose to take a CPA exam to further advance their careers. Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Obstacle 3 Goal Start The career I'm interested in
is Accounting. I chose this career because I love math. Math is what I do best; its in my family. Everyone has amazing skills in Math. What do Accountants Do? Career Research Project Accounting College Work Required Education and Training College Choices Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.
Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
Establish tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
Work as Internal Revenue Service agents.
Maintain and examine the records of government agencies.
Serve as bankruptcy trustees and business evaluators.
Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting and data processing systems, and long-range tax and estate plans.
Investigate bankruptcies and other complex financial transactions and prepare reports summarizing the findings.
Represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues. Colleges Job Description http://www.accountingmajors.com/accountingmajors/articles/accounting-schools-public.html Knowledge And Skills NUMERICAL COMPETENCE
COMMITMENT AND MOTIVATION
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
BUSINESS AWARENESS Location You work in the city or state where your company resides. Working Conditions Accountants and auditors held about 1.2 million jobs in 2010.
Most accountants and auditors work in offices, although some work from home. Auditors may travel to their clients’ places of business. The following industries employed the most accountants and auditors in 2010:
Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services 24%
Finance and insurance 8%
State and local government, excluding education and hospitals 7%
Management of companies and enterprises 6%
Most accountants and auditors work full time. In 2010, one in five worked more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season... Pay Scale $40,055 - $99,134 plus the bonus which is between