ACCOUNTANT

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Accountant, Accounting Officer, Audit Partner, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Cost Accountant, Financial Auditor, General Accountant, Internal Auditor, Revenue Tax Specialist

JOB TASKS

  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.

  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.

  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.

  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.

  • Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $35.37/hr. – $73,560 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Average Growth (3%-4%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 125,700

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Bachelor’s Degree/Certification

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