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What To Expect With A Degree In Accounting

by Tim Brunicardi on May 21, 2018

What Is An Accountant?

An accountant is a business professional who records and analyses the financial transaction-based data for an individual, business, or organization. Individuals who enter this field typically excel at math, have good computer skills, and are extremely detail-oriented. Also, since the majority of people in this profession work unsupervised, anyone considering this profession needs to be self-sufficient, comprehend the importance of ethics, and have good decision-making skills.

What Duties Do They Perform?

Normally accountants perform many of the below tasks on a daily basis:

  • Keep accurate financial records
  • Comply with all laws and regulations regarding finance
  • Prepare tax returns
  • Perform internal audits
  • Advise clients on taxation matters
  • Properly report financial information
  • Prepare financial summaries
  • Suggest ways an individual or business can save moneypexels-photo-210990

What Sort of Pay Can I Expect to Make?

Accountants currently make a median pay of $67,190.

What Do The Job Opportunities for Accountants Look Like?

The industry growth rates indicate that by 2024 there’ll be 142,400 new accounting and auditing positions waiting to be filled.

Where Can I Get The Training I Need to Become An Accountant?

If you're interested in getting a degree in accounting, Hocking College has an Accounting & Financial Services degree program. In only four semesters, students can earn their Associate of Applied Business in Accounting & Financial Services degree and proceed to enter this thriving profession.

What Skills Will I Learn in Hocking College’s Accounting & Financial Services Program?

Students in the program will learn:

  • How to use accounting-based software to classify, store, and retrieve financial data.
  • How to perform accounting duties for both governmental and non-profit agencies.
  • How to apply auditing concepts such as sampling, substantive tests, and internal control.
  • How to prepare both a payroll and state mandated payroll report.
  • How to use journals and ledgers to record business transactions.
  • How to prepare federal tax returns for individuals and businesses.
  • How to utilize the accounting cycle.
  • How to aid a business owner in making managerial-level financial decisions.
  • How to prepare financial statements.

If you're interested in Hocking College’s Accounting & Financial Services program, contact their Admissions Team at admissions@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-3591.

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