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Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors are business professionals who keep and analyze financial records. They record, report and examine financial information, and are valued for their ability to cut through legal jargon and complex information. Earning the four-year bachelor's degree plus a CPA license provides the technical skills you need to support your existing strengths.

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Accountant and Auditor Schools and Courses

Accountants and auditors typically require a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. Although much of the accountant's world is automated, workers still need to have a nuanced concept of tax laws, corporate accounting, business finance rules and more.  Accountant and auditor schools may offer degree programs that specialize in one of the following categories:

  • Public Accounting: Work for corporations or individuals. May specialize in forensic accounting
  • Management Accounting: Work with companies on budgeting, cost management and accounting standards
  • Government Accounting and Auditing: Work in the public sector, auditing businesses and monitoring government funds
  • Internal Auditing: Work with companies to evaluate their internal controls, systems and management procedures to ensure that financial records are accurate

Because accountants often specialize within the field, accountant training programs offer a wide range of accounting training. Courses at accounting schools are also designed to help you find your ideal focus in the field as you try out different concepts and get a broader understanding of the industry. A bachelor's degree program at an accounting or auditing school might include the following coursework:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Fraud Examination

Accounting courses are designed to give you the broad base of knowledge you need as they give you the power to specialize your knowledge in one aspect of the field. Ultimately, accountant training programs help prepare you for the CPA license examination. 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensing

Accountants who will be filing reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are required to be Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Accreditded accounting degree programs are widely available at a large number of colleges and universities across the U.S.

Nearly all states (42) require that a CPA:

  • Complete 150 semester hours of college coursework, which is 30 semester hours beyond the typical bachelor's degree.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination prepared by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Become licensed by their state board of accountancy
  • Take continuing education for CPAs after licensing, referred to as continuing professional education (CPE)

The specific requirements to be licensed in a specific jurisdiction (state, territory etc.) vary. An individual who wishes to become a CPA in a specific jurisdiction should familiarize themselves with the specific requirements for that jurisdiction. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy provides the Accountancy Licensing Library, which is an excellent resource for CPA licensing information.

Accountant and Auditor Certifications

Certification is not typically required to become an accountant or an auditor, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, certification is a great supplement to a bachelor's degree. There are a number of voluntary certifications for accountants, including:


Resources for Accountants and Auditors


Accounting Terminology

  • 10-K or Form 10-K - is an annual comprehensive report of a public company's performance that is required by the SEC. The 10-K contains audited financial statements for a public company.
  • 10-Q or Form 10-Q - Similar to a 10-K but filed on a quarterly basis with the SEC. 10-Q's are generally less complete and not audited.
  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant is an individual who has met the educational requirements and passed the 4-part Uniform CPA Examination to become licensed as a CPA within a specific jurisdiction (state, territory, etc.).
  • CPE - Continuing Professional Education that is required of CPAs to maintain their status as a CPA.
  • GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is the the standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting that is used mainly in the United States.
  • GAO - The Government Accountability Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the U.S. Congress.
  • FASB - The Financial Accounting Standards Board's main purpose is to develop generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) within the U.S.
  • IASB - The International Accounting Standards Board is the developer of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting and financial reporting framework.
  • IFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards is the accounting and financial reporting framework used by most of the world.
  • PCAOB - Public Company Accounting Oversight Board was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the auditors of public companies.
  • SEC - The Securities and Exchange Commission is a U.S. government agency that is primarily responsible for enforcing federal securities laws.
  • SOX - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107-204, 116 Stat. 745, enacted 2002-07-30), which is also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002, is a far-reaching set of reforms of U.S. business practices establishing new or enhanced standards for all U.S. public company boards, management, and public accounting firms.

Sources: 

  1. World Accounting Intelligence, http://www.worldaccountingintelligence.com/
  2. Accountants and Auditors, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-2 

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Accountants and Auditors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Accountants and Auditors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
(2013)
Relative
Popularity

Alabama

     
Anniston 200 $57780 0.53
Oxford 200 $57780 0.53
Jacksonville 200 $57780 0.53
Auburn 360 $50910 0.76
Opelika 360 $50910 0.76
Florence 330 $49450 0.73
Muscle Shoals 330 $49450 0.73
Gadsden 210 $59080 0.65
Huntsville 2110 $69250 1.11
Daphne 370 $57440 0.63
Fairhope 370 $57440 0.63
Foley 370 $57440 0.63
Decatur 340 $61100 0.72
Birmingham 4980 $64560 1.12
Hoover 4980 $64560 1.12
Dothan 290 $64390 0.58
Mobile 1240 $58240 0.82
Montgomery 1980 $58370 1.37
Tuscaloosa 640 $57670 0.72

Alaska

     
Anchorage 1370 $75240 0.87
Fairbanks 260 $76620 0.77

Arizona

     
Flagstaff 330 $55030 0.65
Phoenix 15850 $60260 0.95
Mesa 15850 $60260 0.95
Scottsdale 15850 $60260 0.95
Prescott 270 $52340 0.52
Lake Havasu City 150 $42560 0.38
Kingman 150 $42560 0.38
Sierra Vista 200 $67140 0.67
Douglas 200 $67140 0.67
Tucson 2370 $53370 0.75
Yuma 190 $54590 0.34

Arkansas

     
Hot Springs 100 $60000 0.31
Jonesboro 210 $54130 0.46
Pine Bluff 80 $59700 0.28
Little Rock 2550 $60210 0.85
North Little Rock 2550 $60210 0.85
Conway 2550 $60210 0.85

California

     
Bakersfield 1570 $61420 0.6
Fresno 1810 $63380 0.6
Hanford 250 $54560 0.72
Corcoran 250 $54560 0.72
Chico 360 $53470 0.57
El Centro 190 $66510 0.39
Oxnard 2010 $73840 0.77
Thousand Oaks 2010 $73840 0.77
Ventura 2010 $73840 0.77
Redding 280 $56510 0.53
Riverside 6660 $66840 0.57
San Bernardino 6660 $66840 0.57
Ontario 6660 $66840 0.57
Sacramento 11560 $68260 1.49
Roseville 11560 $68260 1.49
Arden 11560 $68260 1.49
Arcade 11560 $68260 1.49
Salinas 720 $77610 0.5
San Diego 10980 $71500 0.91
Carlsbad 10980 $71500 0.91
Los Angeles 58850 $71240 1.18
Long Beach 58850 $71240 1.18
Anaheim 58850 $71240 1.18
Madera 130 $58310 0.37
Merced 240 $61530 0.42
Modesto 930 $61630 0.63
Napa 510 $71530 0.82
Santa Cruz 570 $72590 0.71
Watsonville 570 $72590 0.71
Santa Maria 1280 $78750 0.8
Santa Barbara 1280 $78750 0.8
Santa Rosa 1480 $69460 0.88
San Francisco 24500 $80900 1.26
Oakland 24500 $80900 1.26
Hayward 24500 $80900 1.26
Stockton 1190 $66580 0.61
Lodi 1190 $66580 0.61
San Jose 13240 $89470 1.47
Sunnyvale 13240 $89470 1.47
Santa Clara 13240 $89470 1.47
Vallejo 750 $72380 0.68
Fairfield 750 $72380 0.68
Visalia 590 $62140 0.47
Porterville 590 $62140 0.47
Yuba City 200 $57240 0.58
San Luis Obispo 520 $61210 0.53
Paso Robles 520 $61210 0.53
Arroyo Grande 520 $61210 0.53

Colorado

     
Fort Collins 1360 $57370 1.05
Grand Junction 460 $59750 0.88
Greeley 790 $62100 0.89
Boulder 2170 $71040 1.42
Colorado Springs 2510 $60540 1.08
Denver 23250 $69740 1.9
Aurora 23250 $69740 1.9
Lakewood 23250 $69740 1.9
Pueblo 390 $56140 0.76

Connecticut

     
Hartford 5430 $72310 1.06
West Hartford 5430 $72310 1.06
East Hartford 5430 $72310 1.06
New Haven 1730 $67800 0.7
Waterbury 450 $63790 0.74
Bridgeport 6010 $77530 1.62
Stamford 6010 $77530 1.62
Norwalk 6010 $77530 1.62
Danbury 600 $68510 0.85

Delaware

     
Dover 440 $54900 0.79

Florida

     
Gainesville 1040 $55360 0.93
Homosassa Springs 130 $48970 0.48
Jacksonville 5850 $63060 1.06
Cape Coral 1760 $56690 0.84
Fort Myers 1760 $56690 0.84
Crestview 600 $64270 0.67
Fort Walton Beach 600 $64270 0.67
Destin 600 $64270 0.67
Deltona 1050 $58780 0.64
Daytona Beach 1050 $58780 0.64
Ormond Beach 1050 $58780 0.64
Orlando 9640 $60160 0.97
Kissimmee 9640 $60160 0.97
Sanford 9640 $60160 0.97
Palm Bay 1440 $59390 0.82
Melbourne 1440 $59390 0.82
Titusville 1440 $59390 0.82
Panama City 410 $55960 0.58
Pensacola 1080 $58300 0.75
Ferry Pass 1080 $58300 0.75
Brent 1080 $58300 0.75
Port St. Lucie 1200 $56550 1.02
Punta Gorda 210 $65410 0.54
Lakeland 1420 $59490 0.78
Winter Haven 1420 $59490 0.78
Miami 26430 $62170 1.22
Fort Lauderdale 26430 $62170 1.22
West Palm Beach 26430 $62170 1.22
Naples 1350 $61970 1.16
Immokalee 1350 $61970 1.16
Marco Island 1350 $61970 1.16
North Port 2620 $62470 1.08
Sarasota 2620 $62470 1.08
Bradenton 2620 $62470 1.08
Ocala 550 $57920 0.65
Sebastian 320 $56420 0.78
Vero Beach 320 $56420 0.78
Sebring 140 $52630 0.61
Tallahassee 2700 $47210 1.9
Tampa 12910 $62010 1.19
St. Petersburg 12910 $62010 1.19
Clearwater 12910 $62010 1.19
The Villages 70 $49190 0.35

Georgia

     
Albany 330 $64700 0.64
Athens 500 $52630 0.7
Clarke County 500 $52630 0.7
Atlanta 28660 $70820 1.3
Sandy Springs 28660 $70820 1.3
Roswell 28660 $70820 1.3
Gainesville 400 $63890 0.58
Hinesville 60 $61450 0.43
Brunswick 220 $60510 0.63
Dalton 350 $65590 0.61
Rome 170 $61530 0.54
Macon 560 $66790 0.65
Savannah 1070 $66920 0.75
Valdosta 230 $56030 0.5
Warner Robins 270 $72000 0.45

Hawaii

     
Kahului 380 $52840 0.6
Wailuku 380 $52840 0.6
Lahaina 380 $52840 0.6
Urban Honolulu 3920 $56920 0.97

Idaho

     
Boise City 2060 $63100 0.81
Idaho Falls 340 $63490 0.63
Coeur d'Alene 230 $59720 0.46

Illinois

     
Bloomington 860 $62890 1.01
Champaign 470 $57230 0.54
Urbana 470 $57230 0.54
Danville 160 $45770 0.65
Decatur 210 $58460 0.49
Peoria 1360 $67690 0.86
Rockford 740 $59550 0.57
Kankakee 150 $54420 0.41
Springfield 970 $61470 1.02

Indiana

     
Fort Wayne 1420 $59830 0.77
Bloomington 440 $50310 0.75
Indianapolis 9300 $64010 1.05
Carmel 9300 $64010 1.05
Anderson 9300 $64010 1.05
Columbus 280 $56140 0.63
Elkhart 730 $60770 0.66
Goshen 730 $60770 0.66
Kokomo 150 $56050 0.44
Lafayette 420 $52230 0.53
West Lafayette 420 $52230 0.53
Michigan City 260 $54660 0.72
La Porte 260 $54660 0.72
Muncie 270 $57970 0.7
Terre Haute 260 $54650 0.45

Iowa

     
Ames 300 $55830 0.78
Iowa City 470 $59820 0.59
Cedar Rapids 1100 $59110 0.87
Des Moines 3140 $60550 1.02
West Des Moines 3140 $60550 1.02
Dubuque 500 $54310 0.97
Waterloo 550 $52970 0.7
Cedar Falls 550 $52970 0.7

Kansas

     
Lawrence 360 $55900 0.82
Manhattan 330 $46430 0.97
Topeka 1220 $53960 1.26
Wichita 2570 $59320 0.98

Kentucky

     
Bowling Green 320 $53330 0.52
Elizabethtown 290 $55650 0.64
Fort Knox 290 $55650 0.64
Owensboro 190 $62010 0.45
Lexington 1900 $59620 0.81
Fayette 1900 $59620 0.81

Louisiana

     
Alexandria 290 $58080 0.53
Baton Rouge 2720 $57710 0.78
Hammond 130 $53520 0.36
Houma 510 $60720 0.59
Thibodaux 510 $60720 0.59
Lafayette 1110 $60280 0.57
Lake Charles 460 $56700 0.54
Monroe 470 $59260 0.69
New Orleans 4150 $59170 0.84
Metairie 4150 $59170 0.84
Shreveport 1020 $60020 0.63
Bossier City 1020 $60020 0.63

Maine

     
Lewiston 470 $55650 1.07
Auburn 470 $55650 1.07
Portland 1790 $59620 1.01
South Portland 1790 $59620 1.01
Bangor 360 $55440 0.63

Maryland

     
Baltimore 14770 $68820 1.26
Columbia 14770 $68820 1.26
Towson 14770 $68820 1.26
California 230 $80930 0.6
Lexington Park 230 $80930 0.6

Massachusetts

     
Leominster 290 $74230 0.66
Gardner 290 $74230 0.66
New Bedford 490 $61160 0.87
Pittsfield 260 $67280 0.73
Barnstable Town 500 $69660 0.56

Michigan

     
Ann Arbor 1140 $62120 0.61
Battle Creek 510 $61070 1.03
Bay City 160 $59870 0.52
Flint 870 $57860 0.73
Grand Rapids 3840 $61050 0.83
Wyoming 3840 $61050 0.83
Jackson 590 $59840 1.1
Detroit 13330 $69190 0.79
Warren 13330 $69190 0.79
Dearborn 13330 $69190 0.79
Saginaw 760 $61700 1.02
Lansing 1810 $63870 0.99
East Lansing 1810 $63870 0.99
Kalamazoo 730 $58150 0.61
Portage 730 $58150 0.61
Midland 180 $63100 0.56
Monroe 120 $58410 0.35
Muskegon 240 $60570 0.43
Niles 350 $64560 0.66
Benton Harbor 350 $64560 0.66

Minnesota

     
Rochester 630 $55600 0.63
St. Cloud 610 $59580 0.68
Mankato 360 $61300 0.81
North Mankato 360 $61300 0.81

Mississippi

     
Gulfport 680 $56560 0.52
Biloxi 680 $56560 0.52
Pascagoula 680 $56560 0.52
Hattiesburg 260 $48750 0.5
Jackson 2040 $50730 0.88

Missouri

     
Jefferson City 800 $45600 1.27
Columbia 490 $56950 0.61
Joplin 500 $48430 0.72
Springfield 1070 $49330 0.61

Montana

     
Great Falls 220 $51780 0.71
Billings 600 $61900 0.79
Missoula 360 $55930 0.72

Nebraska

     
Grand Island 320 $48780 0.86
Lincoln 1710 $54710 1.12

Nevada

     
Carson City 280 $52930 1.17
Reno 1620 $58660 0.89
Las Vegas 5550 $56350 0.69
Henderson 5550 $56350 0.69
Paradise 5550 $56350 0.69

New Hampshire

     
Manchester 820 $62600 0.85

New Jersey

     
Atlantic City 480 $64400 0.43
Hammonton 480 $64400 0.43
Ocean City 120 $62530 0.34
Trenton 2500 $79200 1.27
Vineland 300 $74910 0.56
Bridgeton 300 $74910 0.56

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 3590 $58570 1.08
Farmington 230 $64720 0.51
Las Cruces 380 $50350 0.61
Santa Fe 650 $54660 1.23

New York

     
Albany 4090 $70610 1.05
Schenectady 4090 $70610 1.05
Troy 4090 $70610 1.05
Glens Falls 290 $58570 0.62
Ithaca 390 $61030 0.88
Buffalo 4520 $63670 0.93
Cheektowaga 4520 $63670 0.93
Niagara Falls 4520 $63670 0.93
Binghamton 600 $59620 0.66
Elmira 190 $65360 0.6
Kingston 390 $67780 0.75
Rochester 5160 $66540 1.14
Syracuse 2350 $64100 0.88
Utica 660 $64410 0.63
Rome 660 $64410 0.63
Watertown 190 $58400 0.5
Fort Drum 190 $58400 0.5

North Carolina

     
Asheville 810 $59830 0.51
Fayetteville 610 $65750 0.55
Goldsboro 230 $53380 0.62
Greensboro 2500 $65790 0.79
High Point 2500 $65790 0.79
Greenville 360 $60590 0.55
Hickory 730 $63970 0.56
Lenoir 730 $63970 0.56
Morganton 730 $63970 0.56
Jacksonville 160 $56540 0.39
Burlington 240 $60530 0.47
Durham 2420 $68630 0.94
Chapel Hill 2420 $68630 0.94
Raleigh 5300 $63000 1.06
Rocky Mount 240 $60680 0.5
New Bern 150 $58150 0.39
Wilmington 830 $60230 0.77
Winston 1550 $62360 0.68
Salem 1550 $62360 0.68

North Dakota

     
Bismarck 1010 $52420 1.53

Ohio

     
Akron 2760 $62040 0.95
Canton 870 $55790 0.59
Massillon 870 $55790 0.59
Cleveland 9070 $66520 1
Elyria 9070 $66520 1
Columbus 9710 $66390 1.09
Dayton 2520 $66040 0.77
Lima 240 $61890 0.56
Mansfield 250 $59950 0.56
Springfield 250 $62780 0.59
Toledo 1970 $63190 0.75

Oklahoma

     
Lawton 250 $50440 0.65
Oklahoma City 6190 $58130 1.14
Tulsa 4720 $64080 1.22

Oregon

     
Albany 150 $62020 0.4
Grants Pass 90 $62280 0.43
Bend 290 $56150 0.47
Redmond 290 $56150 0.47
Corvallis 260 $54390 0.85
Eugene 890 $58420 0.68
Salem 1110 $61050 0.8
Medford 380 $55920 0.53

Pennsylvania

     
Altoona 330 $58290 0.64
Gettysburg 230 $55490 0.82
Harrisburg 3470 $61380 1.24
Carlisle 3470 $61380 1.24
Bloomsburg 380 $56880 1
Berwick 380 $56880 1
Johnstown 420 $48350 0.87
Chambersburg 280 $60550 0.54
Waynesboro 280 $60550 0.54
East Stroudsburg 330 $56070 0.67
Erie 900 $57270 0.8
Pittsburgh 12090 $63280 1.2
Reading 1320 $61570 0.87
Lancaster 1930 $63240 0.94
Lebanon 270 $60510 0.63
Scranton 1930 $57480 0.85
Wilkes 1930 $57480 0.85
Barre 1930 $57480 0.85
Hazleton 1930 $57480 0.85
State College 450 $60170 0.75
Williamsport 310 $59390 0.65
York 1460 $64470 0.93
Hanover 1460 $64470 0.93

Puerto Rico

     
Aguadilla 230 $23940 0.58
Isabela 230 $23940 0.58
Arecibo 210 $27140 0.83
Guayama 50 $33570 0.47
Ponce 380 $28050 0.66
Mayag�ez 190 $27610 0.71
San Germ�n 80 $21850 0.47
San Juan 7920 $33460 1.31
Carolina 7920 $33460 1.31
Caguas 7920 $33460 1.31

South Carolina

     
Florence 530 $50200 0.72
Greenville 3060 $63350 0.89
Anderson 3060 $63350 0.89
Mauldin 3060 $63350 0.89
Hilton Head Island 480 $52350 0.76
Bluffton 480 $52350 0.76
Beaufort 480 $52350 0.76
Charleston 2480 $57210 0.88
North Charleston 2480 $57210 0.88
Columbia 3940 $51820 1.22
Spartanburg 840 $61940 0.68
Sumter 200 $68030 0.64

South Dakota

     
Rapid City 630 $58690 1.1
Sioux Falls 1710 $60800 1.31

Tennessee

     
Jackson 200 $52340 0.36
Johnson City 300 $53290 0.45
Cleveland 150 $53160 0.37
Knoxville 2260 $59830 0.68
Morristown 130 $56010 0.36
Nashville 8170 $59210 1.04
Davidson 8170 $59210 1.04
Murfreesboro 8170 $59210 1.04
Franklin 8170 $59210 1.04

Texas

     
Abilene 0 $56400 0
Amarillo 770 $62550 0.76
Austin 11250 $62560 1.36
Round Rock 11250 $62560 1.36
Houston 37470 $77030 1.44
The Woodlands 37470 $77030 1.44
Sugar Land 37470 $77030 1.44
Beaumont 1000 $62970 0.68
Port Arthur 1000 $62970 0.68
Brownsville 540 $53930 0.44
Harlingen 540 $53930 0.44
College Station 0 $55700 0
Bryan 0 $55700 0
Corpus Christi 1340 $56540 0.8
Dallas 37720 $71890 1.28
Fort Worth 37720 $71890 1.28
Arlington 37720 $71890 1.28
El Paso 1740 $55830 0.67
San Angelo 340 $62910 0.82
San Antonio 8040 $64970 0.95
New Braunfels 8040 $64970 0.95
Laredo 550 $59660 0.64
Longview 570 $61850 0.65
Lubbock 1040 $57070 0.85
McAllen 1050 $57750 0.49
Edinburg 1050 $57750 0.49
Mission 1050 $57750 0.49
Midland 1350 $68340 1.64
Killeen 690 $53930 0.59
Temple 690 $53930 0.59
Odessa 500 $66230 0.75
Sherman 290 $71740 0.76
Denison 290 $71740 0.76
Tyler 820 $62830 0.94
Victoria 290 $60800 0.77
Waco 860 $64670 0.88
Wichita Falls 450 $60300 0.89

Utah

     
Provo 1480 $63630 0.81
Orem 1480 $63630 0.81
St. George 300 $47310 0.6
Salt Lake City 6180 $63730 1.06
Ogden 1730 $63980 0.83
Clearfield 1730 $63980 0.83

Vermont

     
Burlington 1360 $66920 1.27
South Burlington 1360 $66920 1.27

Virginia

     
Blacksburg 390 $59550 0.65
Christiansburg 390 $59550 0.65
Radford 390 $59550 0.65
Harrisonburg 320 $63840 0.6
Charlottesville 1110 $68370 1.19
Richmond 6890 $67050 1.25
Roanoke 1090 $62840 0.8
Lynchburg 540 $58860 0.61
Staunton 220 $61450 0.52
Waynesboro 220 $61450 0.52

Washington

     
Bremerton 510 $64840 0.7
Silverdale 510 $64840 0.7
Bellingham 680 $60060 0.94
Longview 160 $55040 0.51
Kennewick 660 $65460 0.72
Richland 660 $65460 0.72
Mount Vernon 260 $60030 0.65
Anacortes 260 $60030 0.65
Olympia 720 $63070 0.8
Tumwater 720 $63070 0.8
Seattle 18120 $70360 1.12
Tacoma 18120 $70360 1.12
Bellevue 18120 $70360 1.12
Spokane 1640 $59120 0.84
Spokane Valley 1640 $59120 0.84
Walla Walla 150 $77220 0.68
Wenatchee 270 $59050 0.72
Yakima 450 $58860 0.59

West Virginia

     
Beckley 230 $71590 0.59
Charleston 1050 $53410 1.02
Parkersburg 560 $72530 1.57
Vienna 560 $72530 1.57
Morgantown 380 $59050 0.67

Wisconsin

     
Appleton 890 $63290 0.83
Fond du Lac 210 $55760 0.51
Green Bay 1200 $60230 0.81
Janesville 340 $56330 0.61
Beloit 340 $56330 0.61
Eau Claire 490 $58600 0.68
Oshkosh 520 $60360 0.66
Neenah 520 $60360 0.66
Racine 440 $60170 0.66
Madison 4140 $62610 1.25
Milwaukee 7010 $64710 0.95
Waukesha 7010 $64710 0.95
West Allis 7010 $64710 0.95
Sheboygan 410 $61400 0.78
Wausau 420 $62750 0.68

Wyoming

     
Casper 260 $65470 0.68
Cheyenne 570 $53970 1.4
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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Accountants and Auditors

To find out more about building a career as Accountants And Auditors, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
Accountants and Auditors

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
(2008)
Professional And Technical Services 366,990 33% $61,880
Government 100,550 9% $57,230
Business Management 71,790 6% $59,820
Office Services And Staffing 47,370 4% $55,640
Education 38,150 3% $51,940
Banking And Credit 37,700 3% $54,820
Insurance 36,770 3% $59,310
Durable Goods Wholesale 32,240 2% $62,070
Real Estate 23,280 2% $60,860
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 18,340 1% $62,150
Non-profit 17,590 1% $58,670
Construction Trades 16,770 1% $60,650
Hospital 16,340 1% $54,620
Medical Office 16,090 1% $53,480
Construction 16,010 1% $61,080
Electronics And Computer 13,550 1% $64,390
Social Service 11,160 1% $49,280
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Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

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Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.

  • Programs: Master - Professional Accounting, BS - Accounting, Master - Finance
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Accountancy with a concentration in General Accounting, Master of Business Administration, MBA - Accounting
  • Degrees: Master
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  • Programs: Business Management and Accounting
  • Degrees: Associate

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

  • Programs: Accounting (MS)
  • Degrees: Master

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  • Programs: MBA - Accounting, MBA - Finance
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