The PathMatch Guide to

Accounting

A Day in the Life

Accountants essentially keep track and record the flow of money within an organization. They make sure that all money transactions are legal and accurate and often work on a contractual basis to complete tax returns for clients. 

Accountants typically use financial statements and equations to determine the financial health of an organization. Some of their other daily tasks include recommending changes to budgeting, providing data on how a business is doing over time, and maintaining Payroll information.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Working with numbers and equations
  • Keeping track and maintaining large amounts of financial information
  • Identifying trends and providing recommendations based on them
  • Understanding of Financial Statements
  • Understanding of Income Tax returns 
  • Understanding of General Ledger Accounts 
  • Understanding of Journal Entries

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Job Descriptions

Tax Consultant Intern (Accounting) at Deloitte

Audit Associate at KPMG

Audit Senior Associate at KPMG

Tax Accountant, Tax, International Tax Services (Transfer Pricing) (Senior) at EY

Real World Professionals

Assurance Intern at EY

Accounting Intern at Ernst & Young

Audit Associate at EY

Audit Senior at EY

Senior Tax Accountant at Ernst & Young

Senior Tax Accountant at Deloitte

Growth Path

  1. Accountant
  2. Senior Accountant
  3. Account Manager
  4. Partner
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Demand for Talent

  • Projected Growth: MASSIVE
  • Current Demand STRONG 
  • The accountant job market is expected to grow 10% between 2016 and 2026
  • All corporations need accountants to keep track of their finances and to make sure that all of their transactions are legal, so the demand for accountants will always be high

Compensation

$55K-$70K
Accountant
$70K-$92K
Senior Accountant
$92K-$130K
Account Manager
$130K+
Partner

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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