Accountant

What does a Accountant do?
An Accountant prepares balance sheets, profit and loss
statements, and other financial reports. An Accountant’s
responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. This positions reports organization’s finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

How do you prepare?
Although you may not need a bachelor’s degree to become an Accountant, most accountants have a college degree in accounting. If you like math and have good analytical skills, you may want to think about the field of Accounting.

What’s the pay like?
As an Accountant in Iowa you can expect to earn approximately $55,910 a year, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

For more information
about careers in this field, click here
www.bls.gov/k12/money.htm.
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