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AUDITOR: Ensuring Financial Statements Are Correct

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Brian, an Auditor, works with clients to ensure their financial statements are correct by reviewing their accounting policies. He followed his college professors' recommendations and decided to give this career path a try and knew exactly what to expect when he started working in this field. Enjoying the people you work with makes working long hours enjoyable.

Degree: Economics
Job Title: Assurance Associate

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='14510'>correct</span> <span m='14935'>estimate--</span> <span m='16210'>just</span> <span m='16410'>testing</span> <span m='17090'>their</span> <span m='19110'>different</span> <span m='19590'>balance</span> <span m='20130'>that</span> <span m='20230'>the</span> <span m='20340'>company</span> <span m='20720'>has.</span> </p><p><span m='21730'>I</span> <span m='21870'>was</span> <span m='22000'>interested</span> <span m='22290'>in</span> <span m='22410'>business.</span> <span m='23116'>I</span> <span m='23470'>was interested</span> <span m='24250'>more</span> <span m='24470'>in</span> <span m='24750'>international</span> <span m='25260'>development,</span> <span m='26220'>in terms</span> <span m='26460'>of</span> <span m='26730'>I</span> <span m='27200'>just</span> <span m='27670'>wanted to</span> <span m='27740'>learn</span> <span m='28270'>more</span> <span m='28650'>how</span> <span m='28830'>does</span> <span m='29590'>a</span> <span m='30080'>company--</span> <span m='31060'>when</span> <span m='31300'>they</span> <span m='31360'>run</span> <span m='31560'>a</span> <span m='31610'>business,</span> <span m='32549'>what</span> <span m='32710'>do</span> <span m='32780'>they</span> <span m='32870'>need</span> <span m='33040'>to</span> <span m='33230'>do?</span> <span m='35510'>Most</span> <span m='35740'>companies,</span> <span m='36340'>they</span> <span m='36820'>have</span> <span m='36960'>a</span> <span m='37010'>financial</span> <span m='37340'>statement,</span> <span m='37900'>balance</span> <span m='38140'>sheets,</span> <span m='38490'>income</span> <span m='38710'>statement.</span> <span m='39190'>So I</span> <span m='39470'>started</span> <span m='39920'>learned</span> <span m='40330'>about</span> <span m='40610'>that.</span> <span m='41460'>So</span> <span m='41770'>then</span> <span m='41890'>a lot</span> <span m='42130'>of</span> <span m='42430'>my</span> <span m='42720'>professors</span> <span m='43200'>recommended</span> <span m='43520'>me</span> <span m='43840'>I</span> <span m='44030'>go</span> <span m='44310'>to this</span> <span m='44420'>career</span> <span m='44990'>path.</span> <span m='46120'>So</span> <span m='46370'>I</span> <span m='46770'>gave</span> <span m='47200'>it a</span> <span m='47790'>try.</span> </p><p><span m='49200'>Coming</span> <span m='49450'>in,</span> <span m='49670'>I</span> <span m='50060'>know</span> <span m='50360'>what</span> <span m='50600'>to</span> <span m='50690'>expect,</span> <span m='51170'>because</span> <span m='51320'>a lot</span> <span m='51380'>of</span> <span m='51590'>my</span> <span m='51690'>professors</span> <span m='52650'>didn't</span> <span m='53060'>sugar</span> <span m='53400'>coat</span> <span m='53530'>anything.</span> <span m='54300'>They</span> <span m='54390'>tell</span> <span m='54690'>you</span> <span m='54890'>it's</span> <span m='55150'>going to be</span> <span m='55260'>long</span> <span m='55510'>hours,</span> <span m='56000'>it's 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