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Career and Education Opportunities for Accountants

In general, accountants analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Accountant career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Accounting and Auditing


Accountant video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Accountants ready or analyze accounting records or other financial reports to gauge accuracy and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Finally, accountants design and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.

Every day, accountants are expected to be able to deal with basic arithmetic problems. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they read and understand documents and reports.