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DESCRIPTIONAccountants (CPAs). Corning-Painted Post West High School Martha Marks. Outlook. During 1997, approximately 79,338 Accountants were employed in NYS. It is estimated by 2007, 86,299 Accountants will be employed in NYS which is an increase of .87% each year. What Does An Accountant do?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Accountants(CPAs)Corning-Painted Post West High School
OutlookIt is estimated by 2007, 86,299 Accountants will be employed in NYS which is an increase of .87% each year.During 1997, approximately 79,338 Accountants were employed in NYS.
What Does An Accountant do?balancing the books, tracking expenses and revenue, executing payroll, and paying the bills of the company taking care of the day-to-day operations of bookkeeping being called on to offer advice and even make business decisions based on facts rather than on speculation The jobs vary from company to company and from job to job but some typical tasks would include:
Accountants TodayThe Accounting profession has faced many challenges the last few years. Several accounting scandals have grabbed the attention of the nation.
Despite these few scandals, CPAs today are viewed: as leaders as people on the cutting edge of business and industry as people with private practices that matter as people who are close to the heart of the action.
Accounting TrendsSome Accounting Firms are moving to more flexible work arrangements to help meet various business needs, such as reduction of absenteeism and the reduction of labor costs.
Some typical types of arrangements:FlextimeFlexplace (telecommuting)Job sharing Leaves and sabbaticalsRegular part-timeCompressed work weeks
Fields of AccountingThere are four major fields of accounting:
Public AccountingGovernment AccountingManagement AccountingInternal Accounting
Career TracksThere are many career paths for Accounting. As a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) you could work in:
Public Practice Business/Industry Government Non-Profit Education Private Practice
Pay for AccountantsIn 2003, college graduates in Accounting started out averaging $40,647 a year.
In NYS in 2003, the annual wage range was between: $41,309 - $71,608
Tips on Getting HiredHere are just a few tips to keep in mind before an interview:
Review your resume before your interviewResearch the company before your interview know about the company and the name of the person with whom you are meetingKnow exactly the site of the interview make sure you know how long it takes you to get there
National Major PlayersDeloitte & Touche Ernst & Young KPMG PricewaterhouseCoopers
The Big Four Accounting Firms
Click on each graphic to take you to their webpage for more information
Why Some Accountants Love Their JobsIts flexibleIts challengingThere are many different areas to choose fromYou get to use people skillsIts very analytical
Why Some Accountants Dislike Their JobsCertain times of the year can be VERY busy (tax time)Some jobs can be monotonousSome positions do not have much people contact
Specific High School CoursesAccounting I/II/IIIMathematicsComputersEconomicsBusiness LawCommunication/Marketing
Employers Who Will Hire High School Students Local Accounting Firms Retail/Grocery Stores (Wegmans, WalMart) Financial Planners Payroll Departments
Local Two-Year Colleges Click on each graphic to take you to their webpage for more information
Four-Year CollegesClick on each graphic to take you to their webpage for more information
Local Employers Who Would Hire AccountantsCorning IncorporatedDresser-RandWegmansBanks Chemung Canal, Steuben Educators (ServU), Corning Credit UnionHarding AssociatesSciarabba Walker & Co.
AccountantsAccounting is a great profession to get into. If this career interests you, please visit Mrs. Marks in Room 810.Good luck with your future. Remember everything is out there for the taking!!!!