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ACCOUNTANT, IN-DEPTH: Finances Can Be Very Emotional

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Chris, an Accountant who works mainly on taxes and general finances for individuals and businesses, describes what he loves most about his work, its challenges, and how hard it is to get a job in his field. Accounting is mental work, but it's also emotional. He does a lot of hiking and exercise to balance his life.

Degree: History
Job Title: Accountant

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
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$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
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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<span m='11660'>a</span> <span m='11720'>good</span> <span m='11960'>solution.</span> <span m='13080'>Something</span> <span m='13550'>we</span> <span m='13730'>can</span> <span m='13970'>figure</span> <span m='14390'>out,</span> <span m='14730'>something</span> <span m='15170'>they</span> <span m='15370'>can</span> <span m='15570'>do</span> <span m='15880'>that</span> <span m='16149'>helps</span> <span m='16550'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='17570'>It's</span> <span m='17780'>also</span> <span m='18100'>difficult</span> <span m='18840'>sometimes,</span> <span m='20130'>because</span> <span m='20620'>sometimes</span> <span m='21110'>there's</span> <span m='21290'>not</span> <span m='21650'>a</span> <span m='21740'>good</span> <span m='21980'>solution,</span> <span m='22550'>and</span> <span m='22880'>someone</span> <span m='23170'>is</span> <span m='23310'>going</span> <span m='23430'>to</span> <span m='23470'>have</span> <span m='23620'>to</span> <span m='23730'>bite</span> <span m='23980'>the</span> <span m='24070'>bullet,</span> <span m='24520'>pay</span> <span m='24730'>taxes,</span> <span m='25910'>realize</span> <span m='26590'>that</span> <span m='27040'>they</span> <span m='27200'>could</span> <span m='27450'>have</span> <span m='27680'>saved</span> <span m='28010'>more</span> <span m='28280'>money</span> <span m='28750'>if</span> <span m='28900'>they</span> <span m='29040'>had</span> <span m='29250'>structured</span> <span m='29710'>things</span> <span m='30040'>differently,</span> <span m='30620'>but</span> <span m='30910'>they</span> <span m='31050'>didn't</span> <span m='31340'>do</span> <span m='31490'>that.</span> <span m='32310'>And</span> <span m='32580'>that's</span> <span m='33220'>part</span> <span m='33470'>of</span> <span m='33560'>what</span> <span m='33690'>happens</span> <span m='34090'>in</span> <span m='34170'>our</span> <span m='34290'>lives,</span> <span m='34730'>and</span> <span m='35570'>if</span> <span m='35860'>we</span> <span m='35970'>do</span> <span m='36140'>that,</span> <span m='36390'>then</span> <span m='36560'>life</span> <span m='36790'>goes</span> <span m='37000'>on.</span> <span m='38450'>In</span> <span m='38810'>any</span> <span m='39120'>sort</span> <span m='39450'>of</span> <span m='39580'>work,</span> <span m='41070'>or</span> <span m='41370'>even</span> <span m='41700'>non-work,</span> <span m='42440'>just</span> <span m='42740'>the</span> <span m='42830'>balance</span> <span m='43380'>in</span> <span m='43480'>your</span> <span m='43620'>life</span> <span m='43960'>is</span> <span m='44120'>very</span> <span m='44440'>important.</span> </p><p><span m='45410'>And</span> <span m='45700'>when</span> <span m='45870'>I</span> <span m='45950'>did</span> <span m='46210'>forestry</span> <span m='46870'>work,</span> <span m='47400'>I</span> <span m='48020'>was</span> <span m='48270'>very</span> <span m='48600'>physical,</span> <span m='49420'>and</span> <span m='49680'>so</span> <span m='50000'>I</span> <span m='50130'>like</span> <span m='50510'>that.</span> <span m='50970'>And I</span> <span m='51430'>especially</span> <span m='51970'>like</span> <span m='52270'>the</span> <span m='52900'>climbing</span> <span m='53310'>tall</span> <span m='53580'>trees</span> <span m='53930'>and</span> <span m='54050'>picking</span> <span m='54380'>cones.</span> <span m='55120'>But</span> <span m='55310'>I</span> <span m='55340'>couldn't</span> <span m='55650'>do</span> <span m='55780'>that</span> <span m='56020'>all</span> <span m='56190'>year.</span> <span m='56830'>And</span> <span m='59370'>the</span> <span m='59780'>area</span> <span m='60120'>where</span> <span m='60330'>I</span> <span m='60350'>was</span> <span m='60560'>out</span> <span m='60770'>of</span> <span m='60860'>balance</span> <span m='61370'>is</span> <span m='61520'>there</span> <span m='61620'>wasn't</span> <span m='62110'>enough</span> <span m='62360'>sort</span> <span m='62750'>of</span> <span 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