Career Details

Accountants and Auditors

Career Overview

An accountant performs a variety of duties for clients including journal entries, account reconciliations, preparing financial statements, and any other financial-related work that needs to be done for an organization. Auditors generally check the work of accountants. Be sure to use the search box to find the videos of Kim and John, two accountants who work in very different settings.

Education

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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$36,000 /yr
$65,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Accounting
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

An accountant can potentially work for any organization. Overtime hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.

Schools
Scholarships
[USA] AFSA Scholarship Contest
[CAN] Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship
[CAN] Ontario Graduate Scholarship
[USA] Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program
[USA] Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
[USA] ACHE Police Officers and Firefighters Survivors Educational Assistance Program
[USA] AQHA Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship
[USA] Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program
[USA] ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program
[USA] CollegeCounts Scholarship Program
[USA] Hagan Scholarship Foundation
[USA] JSU Alabama Faculty Women's Club of Jacksonville Scholarship
[USA] JSU Alabama Governor Frank Dixon Memorial Scholarship
[USA] JSU Alabama Hallman Scholarship
[USA] JSU Alabama Major John Pelham Memorial Scholarship
[USA] JSU Alabama Cole (Leone) Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Linly Heflin Scholarship
[USA] Mercedes-Benz US International Scholarships
[USA+CAN] MetLife Foundation Scholarship
[USA] NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships
[USA] Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship
[USA] Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships
[USA] David Womack Memorial Alabama LGBT Scholarship
[USA] Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship
[USA] Alabama Scholarships for Dependents of Blind Parents
[USA] Anniston Community Education Foundation Scholarship
[USA] Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Scholarship
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter
[USA] Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest
[USA] Toyota Financial Services: Make Life Easier Scholarship
[USA] Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
[USA] Alaska Performance Scholarship
[USA+CAN] AQHA Region 1 Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
[USA] BBB Foundation Students of Integrity Scholarship - Northwest
[USA] Cancer Unwrapped USA Writing Contest
[USA] Celebrate The West High School Art Competition
[USA] Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Western Regional Chapter
[USA] Pride Foundation Scholarships
[USA] APIASF/United Health Foundation Scholarship
[USA] AQHA Arizona Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
[USA] Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarships
[USA] Flinn Foundation Scholarships
[USA] Kiwanis Four-Year College Scholarship
[USA] Miss Arizona Scholarship Competition
[USA] AR Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities - Scholarship
[USA] Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
[USA] Carolyn Wilson Dialysis Patient Scholarship
[USA] Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southwestern Regional Chapter
[USA] Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Dependents Scholarship
[USA] Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Thea Foundation Scholarships
[USA] AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship
[USA] AEG Oakland Community Foundation Scholarship
[USA] AL Diablo Valley Community College Scholarship
[USA] AL Diablo Valley High School Scholarship
[USA] AL Diablo Valley Foster Youth Scholarship
[USA] AL Diablo Valley Spotlight on You Scholarship
[USA] Angels Wings Thai Scholarship
[USA] Annie Ibok Scholarship
[USA] Antelope Valley Freethinkers High School Senior Essay Scholarship
[USA] APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship
[USA] Better Brothers LA Book Scholarship
[USA] WSCGA Foundation Scholarships
[USA] Boys and Girls Club of Ventura Emma Nylen Scholarship Program
[USA] Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Brawerman Fellowship
[USA] Cal Grant A and B Competitive Grant Program
[USA] California Assn. of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation
[USA] California Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD)
[USA] California Strawberry Growers' Fund Scholarships
[USA] Cancer for College Scholarships
[USA] Boundless Opportunity Scholarship
[USA] Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarships
[USA] Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarship
[USA] Daniels Scholarship Progam
[USA] Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
[USA] Education First Scholarship
[USA] Foster Care Alumni of America Scholarship
[USA] Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
[USA] LEAD Foundation Dottie-Walker Scholarship
[USA] NSHSS Andeavor Youth Leadership Awards
[USA] Partner Colorado Foundation Scholarships
[USA+CAN] Albanian Community Scholarship
[USA] Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
[USA] Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship
[USA] Eileen Kraus Scholarship
[USA] Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Northeastern Regional Chapter
[USA] Live Out Loud Scholarship Program
[USA] Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award
[USA] B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others
[USA] Delaware Open Cross Country Championship Scholarships
[USA] Diamond State Scholarships
[USA] DSU Inspire Scholarship
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter
[USA] Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Essay Contest
[USA] Roothbert Fund Scholarships
[USA] VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship
[USA] Fresh Start Scholarship
[USA] AQHA Joan Cain Florida Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
[USA] CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
[USA] Central Florida Fair Youth College Scholarship
[USA] College Fund of Pinellas County Grant
[USA] FCHCC Achieving the Dream Scholarship
[USA] Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
[USA] Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc.
[USA] 5 Strong Scholarship
[USA] Charles Harbin III Memorial Scholarship
[USA] COAG Scholarship
[USA] Druid Hills Golf Club Foundations Wayne Reynolds Scholarship
[USA] Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship Program
[USA] Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant
[USA] Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund
[USA] InspirASIAN (formerly APCA) Scholarship Program
[USA] HLTA: Citizen-Scholar Award
[USA] HLTA: Member Scholarship
[USA] Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarships
[USA] Hawaii Education Association (HEA) High School Student Scholarship
[USA] Jordan and Cara Odo Scholarship Foundation, Leadership Scholarship
[USA] Community Council of Idaho, Inc. Scholarship Fund: Hispanic Scholarship
[USA] Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship
[USA] Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
[USA] Marsden Scholarship
[USA] AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships
[USA] Back 2 School Illinois College Scholarship
[USA] BLM Squared Scholarship
[USA] Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship
[USA] Corporate Relocation Council Scholarship
[USA] Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship
[USA] Dr. Loomis/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship
[USA] Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship
[USA] AQHA Indiana Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
[USA] Frank O'Bannon Grant Program
[USA] Ivy Tech Community College Scholarships
[USA] Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley Undergraduate Scholarships
[USA] Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship
[USA] Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Catholic United Financial Post-High School Tuition Scholarship
[USA] Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award
[USA] ICSAC Iowa Tuition Grant Program
[USA] Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships
[USA] Iowa UMF College Scholarships
[USA] Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter
[USA] 16th District PTA Scholarship
[USA] 16th District PTA Scholarship Special Needs Category
[USA] CLARK Scholars Scholarship
[USA] Emma E. Buckley Scholarship
[USA] Jane Allen Newman Scholarship
[USA] Jennifer Leigh Soper Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship
[USA] King-Barton Scholarship
[USA] Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund
[USA] Logan Thomas Family Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Margaret Hall Alumnae Scholarship
[USA] Monica Combs Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Thomas B. Bright, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship
[USA] W.O. Davis Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Associated Grocers - Sam S. Politz Scholarship Fund
[USA] Karen E. Domingue-Maillet and Solvay/Eco Services Scholarship
[USA] Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter
[USA] Maine Veterans Spouse and Dependents Educational Benefits
[USA] Mainely Character Scholarship
[USA] Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
[USA] Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice
[USA] Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program
[USA] Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance (EA) Grant
[USA] Ira Dorsey Scholarship
[USA] Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship
[USA] Boston Chapter CPCU Scholarship
[USA] Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
[USA] FMC Skaters Scholarship
[USA] Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program
[USA] Harvard University Scholarships
[USA] John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
[USA] AQHA Dr. Gerald O'Connor Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
[USA] Arab-American Women's Business Council Scholarship
[USA] Ave Maria University Michigan Homeschooled Faith Scholarship
[USA] Detroit Promise Scholarship Program
[USA] GRCF Scholarships
[USA] Michigan Retailers Association Scholarships
[USA] Michigan Tuition Incentive Program
[USA] Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund
[USA] BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship - Minnesota and North Dakota
[USA] Catch a Break! Scholarship Program
[USA] Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship
[USA] Holly Scanlan Foundation Scholarship
[USA] Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship
[USA] Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) Scholarship
[USA] Minnesota Child Care Grant
[USA] Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
[USA] National Rice Month Scholarship - Video Contest
[USA] Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship
[USA] Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club Mary Joan Wolf Memorial Scholarship
[USA] MAC Tennis Scholarship
[USA] Missouri Mayflower Society Scholarship
[USA] Missouri Public Service Survivor Grant Program
[USA] Bud Daniels Memorial Scholarship
[USA] John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship
[USA] Montana Farmers Union Scholarships
[USA] Cancer for College Henry Streuli Scholarship
[USA] Cancer for College Pacific Northwest Scholarship
[USA] Mariah's Challenge
[USA] AQHA Christopher Lawrence Junker Nebraska Scholarship
[USA] AQHF Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
[USA] Jacob Smaus SuperHero Scholarship
[USA] Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship
[USA] Alaska Education Grant
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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