Accountants and auditors prepare and check financial records for all businesses. They help companies run smoothly by preparing taxes and preparing and paying bills along with receiving payments due. Accountants and auditors also assess a company’s financial operations and make suggestions to support company growth.
Their job duties include many tasks:
Maintain financial records
Prepare taxed and ensure they are paid on time
Organize financial records to maintain their accuracy and ensure they comply with accounting rules and regulations
Examine financial records for cost reducing ideas and ways to increase revenues
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National Median Salary
*Figure represents national average. To view the average salary in your state visit the bureau of labor statistics.
Entry-level education requirements:
High school diploma/GED, bachelor’s degree
Job outlook (2014-24):
Growing faster than average (11 percent projected growth). Job growth in the field of accounting and auditing is expected to grow faster than average due to the growth of the economy and the need for workers to prepare and examine financial records.*