The primary task of accountants is to prepare and examine financial records. They make sure that records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time.
Management accountants, or controllers, often start as cost accountants, or junior internal auditors.
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required and often must be a certified CPA as well.
Average Annual Salary: $62,130
Average Hourly Rate: $30/hour
Examine statements to ensure accuracy
Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, ensure prompt payment
Organize and maintain financial records
Improve business efficiency where money is concerned
Make best-practice recommendations to management
This job is right for you if...
You like working with numbers
You enjoy finding ways to be more monetarily efficient
You have an eye for details