What Does An Accountant Do?

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. 

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How Do I Become An Accountant?

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.  Learn more about these degrees below.

What is the Average Salary For An Accountant?

High – 120,000
Median – 65,000
Low – 36,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Accountant?

  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Business

What Is The Work Environment For An Accountant?

An accountant can potentially work for any organization.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Accountant?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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