Paper on Accounting

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Accounting is a career that offers many job opportunities and advancements, and a little
hard work will inevitably lead to happiness and success.

Accountants have different duties depending on the size and nature of the company where
they are employed. Usually accountants prepare and analyze financial reports that polish
up-to-date information for government agencies, businesses, and other organizations. The
data accountants provide information that influences nearly every business and government
decision. This is important because a company’s financial condition is the most
important thing. Accountants also have many opportunities for part-time work especially
with small businesses. There are four major Accounting fields: Management, public,
government, and internal auditing. Most accountants are management accountants that are
usually employed by a single company to handle their financial records. A few management
accountants function as internal auditors, a fast growing field. About 1/3 of all
accountants are public accountants. They usually specialize in taxes, and they work for
themselves or for an accounting firm. Government accountants maintain and examine the
financial records of government agencies and check the record of businesses and
individuals whose financial activities are connected with government agencies. Internal
auditors review financial records and reports, to judge their reliability. They also
review procedures and controls. They appraise the effectiveness and efficiency of
operations and check to make sure their companies are competing with corporate policies
and government regulations. (Encyclopedia of Careers 1-5, VGM's Careers Encyclopedia

Church and small business Accountants need to meet some qualifications such as; being
neat, accurate, articulate, honest, responsible, and able to work with limited
supervision. They also need an aptitude of Mathematics, high school accounting,
keyboarding, and an economics class. Training is available at business schools in
addition to junior colleges, colleges and universities. The cost of education varies. For
example, Southern Connecticut State University has a good accounting program that costs
$4,800 a year for commuters and $9,600 a year to live on campus. Salve Regina University
also has a very good accounting program that costs $24,000 a year. Most large public
accounting and business firms and the federal government require at least a bachelor's
degree in accounting, but many employers prefer a master's degree. (Encyclopedia of
Careers 1-5, VGM's Careers Encyclopedia 1-4)

Two important things in choosing a career are opportunities and advancement. In 1997
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