What Does A Public Accountant Do?
A public accountant performs a variety of duties for clients including tax preparation, tax research, preparing financial statements, business consulting, and payroll services.
How Do I Become A Public 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.
What is the Average Salary For A Public Accountant?
High – 120,000
Median – 65,000
Low – 36,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Public Accountant?
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Public Accountant?
Public accountants generally work in accounting, tax preparation, and payroll service organizations.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Public 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