What Does an Accountant Do? [Career Overview]

Considering a degree in accountancy, but wondering “What does an accountant do?” Take a moment with Kari Grittner from Rasmussen College to learn why modern-day accounting is not just about adding machines.

Every company needs someone to manage its money – from the biggest corporation to the smallest mom-and-pop company. And just think of all of the people who hire accountants every year during tax season!

Though it might come as a surprise, accounting job opportunities are varied enough to allow you to choose almost any path. From public positions (working with the IRS or other public agencies) to corporate positions (working for large corporations or small companies – or even your own firm), a career in accounting can open doors to almost any future you can dream up.

And “What do accountants do?” definitely isn’t a question that can only be answered by saying they sit behind a desk looking at spreadsheets. Accountants can branch out as data analysts, internal or external auditors, and many other career opportunities.

Considering a career in accounting, but feel like people are speaking a different language? Get a start on cracking the code, here, “30 Basic Accounting Terms, Acronyms and Abbreviations Students Should Know”: http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/business/blog/basic-accounting-terms-acronyms-and-abbreviations-students-should/

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7 thoughts on “What Does an Accountant Do? [Career Overview]”

  1. Thanks for the upload. Extremely informative and simple to follow, now I have an overview of what an accountants job en-tales. Thankkkkk you very much 😀

  2. Accountants have a wide range of job duties that it can be difficult to completely narrow the focus to any one area. The opportunities are almost endless, and can range from a clerk to a CFO. It really is an exciting field.


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