Accountant
and Auditor

Professional Services

Are you good at balancing your checkbook?
Do you like working with numbers?

Consider becoming an ACCOUNTANT or AUDITOR.

What is it?

Accounting is the process of recording financial transactions relating to a business, organization or individual. Accounting includes summarizing, analyzing, and reporting transactions to business leadership and individual clients as well as oversight agencies, regulators, and tax collection entities. The financial statements summarizes transactions over a period of time which shows the financial position of a company or individual.

What will I do?

Accountants and auditors ensure that companies, organizations or individuals are managing their budgets and financially operating in an efficient manner. They do this by accessing, managing and keeping the financial records of their business or clients. Duties include analyzing data, finance reports, budgets, tax returns, and accounting records.

 

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Bank Teller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Claims Clerk
  • Loan Officer
  • Tax Specialist

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Strong math skills
  • Good communicator
  • Persuasive
  • Detailed oriented
  • Project management skills

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Accountant and Auditor

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

Bachelor’s Degree

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career in Accounting or Auditing?

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Accounting programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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