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Accountant

Industry: Healthcare
Area: Business

Accountants and auditors help to ensure that the Nations firms are run efficiently, its public records kept accurately, and its taxes paid properly and on time. They perform these vital functions by offering an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services-including public, management, and government accounting, as well as internal-auditing, to their clients. Beyond carrying out the fundamental tasks of the occupationpreparing, analyzing, and verifying financial documents in order to provide information to clients-many accountants now are required to possess a wide range of knowledge and skills. Accountants and auditors are broadening the services they offer to include budget analysis, financial and investment planning, information technology consulting, and limited legal services.

Work Settings

Most accountants and auditors work in a typical office setting.

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require an Associates Degree.

Job Outlook

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2014.

Salary

Median annual wage and salary earnings of accountants and auditors were $67,200 in 2008.

Work Schedule

Most accountants and auditors generally work a standard 40-hour week

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