Accounting Jobs Anchorage AK
Eagle River, AK
By Meg C.
Financial Analyst and Graduate Student
Accounting is one of the few recession-proof jobs on the market. Whether the numbers are black or red, someone needs to account for a company's financial transactions. You will always need auditors to verify financial information, and tax return preparers should experience an increase in demand as the tax code gets increasingly more complex.
So, what's a day like in the life of an accountant? What skills do you need to become an accountant? What training is necessary?
A Typical Day for an Accountant
Workload is contingent on the area of accounting in which the professional is working and the time of year.
Naturally, tax accountants will work on tax returns and perform tax research for their clients' tax planning activities. As tax deadlines approach, tax accountants will often see a dramatic increase in their workload.
An auditor will visit a client location, perform test inventory counts and analyze a client's financial data to find potential misstatements.
An accountant employed in the private sector will analyze data and prepare reports to help executive management with decision-making responsibilities.
What Skills Are Required to Be an Accountant
The stereotype of an accountant is an individual, usually a man, who sits in the back room of an office counting money. This is where the term "bean counter" came from.
In all actuality, accountants need to have good people skills .Accountants are valued professio...