Business Management & Finance

    Carter-Riverside // Eastern Hills // North Side // O.D. Wyatt // Paschal // Polytechnic // South Hills // Trimble Technical // Western Hills

    Accountant is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Accountants analyze financial data and prepare reports on finances for clients and employers. They also make budgets and file taxes.Earnings

    • Earnings Range: $400,000 – 114,000

    Level of Education

    • 4-Year College

    Core Tasks

    • Develop accounting systems for clients to track their expenses
    • Analyze accounting records to monitor the financial health of clients
    • Create reports outlining the findings
    • Advise clients on expense levels, estate planning, and related subjects
    • Calculate taxes owed and prepare tax returns

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Problem-solving skills
    • Analytical
    • Research skills
    • An understanding of business, taxes, and finance
    • Good with people


    • Work for accounting firms, government agencies, and in the accounting departments of large businesses; or are self-employed
    • Work indoors in offices
    • Spend a great deal of time meeting with clients
    • Many travel frequently to clients’ offices or places of business
    • Most work at least 40 hours a week, and those who run their own businesses tend to work longer hours


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