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Accountant—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Auditors examine and verify financial records to ensure that they are accurate, complete, and in compliance with federal laws. They use various types of financial software in their work, including accounting, analytical, compliance, and enterprise resource planning software. There are more than 1.4 million accountants and auditors employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Partner, or Business Owner, or Financial Officer

Supervisory Accountant or Auditor

Junior Accountant or Auditor

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