Is Accounting An Essential Role For Keeping Businesses Within Their Budgets?

824 Words May 1st, 2016 4 Pages
The career I chose to write my paper on is Accounting. As long as people need help with taxes and as long as businesses exist, accountants will be in demand. Accountants play an essential role in keeping businesses within their budgets. Accountants and auditors are often stereotyped as little more than math geeks, sitting in dark cubicles tabulating endless, mind-numbing streams of numbers. However, while accountants do need to have solid math skills, the job is much more. Accounting today is a blend of analysis, problem solving and detective work; to do the job right you must be able to communicate effectively and deal with people, not just numbers. As such, the job 's tasks are much more diverse than many people assume. Plus, demand for accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 18% between 2006 and 2016, which is considerably faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). (Struyk) I haven’t really picked what accounting path I want to take but accounting offers many career paths you can chose from. In general, there are four types of accounting: public, government, management, and internal auditing. There are also various subfields within each area. Public accounting is the most extensive field and public accountants complete a wide range of accounting, tax, auditing, and consulting activities for individuals, corporations, and government organizations. Government accounting handles the records of…

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