Accountants help the public file their taxes and make sure they are filed on time and accurately. Accountants may also work as financial planners or personal advisors. In addition to preparing taxes for clients, accountants advise the public on personal budgets, retirement plans, etc.

Accountants generally hold a bachelor's degree in accounting or other finance-related field. Accountants may also become certified in order to help advance their careers and become Certified Public Accountant, or CPA.


  • Work with the public and their finances.
  • Advise the public regarding taxes, personal budgets and retirement plans.
  • Accountants work with businesses and the public to ensure that their finances are filed in an accurate and timely manner. Accountants also work with businesses and the public and advise them on financial manners.

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