A public accountant performs a variety of duties for clients including tax preparation, tax research, preparing financial statements, business consulting, and payroll services.
A four-year bachelor’s degree in accounting is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, may lead to more opportunities.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
Public accountants generally work in accounting, tax preparation, and payroll service organizations.
A tax preparer typically prepares tax returns for individuals and small businesses.
An accountant performs a variety of duties for clients including journal entries, account...
A public accountant performs a variety of duties for clients including tax preparation, ta...
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada