Becoming an accountant or auditor is a popular career choice which would normally require someone with a firm grasp for figures and who is academically of a high standard. If you want to embark on a career within this type of field then, you'll have gain the required degree in accountancy or a directly related subject, followed by the standard four part CPA exam in order to become a Certified Public Accountant and be able to legally practice accountancy and properly check the books of different companies.
There are various job opportunities for people who are either wishing to train and do a degree on a specific accountancy or auditing subject or someone who is already in the business at a lower admin level and wants to progress to a higher level and increase their salary.
Well over one million people are involved in the accountancy and auditing field which accounts for around 0.7% of the United States workforce and is a relatively high number considering the high levels of numeracy and qualifications required in order to obtain a position with this particular field.
Numerous company houses have in house accountants, auditors, bookkeeping and account clerks and there are nearly always a steady stream of job opportunities for both qualified and trainee accounts in the private and governments sectors. Some companies offer training on the job or the opportunity of career progression through day release college courses and make the chance of job advancement a more straightforward process within this particular job field.
There will always be a need for accountants and auditors for primary and secondary work, as it's a legality and standard procedure for any company to have their books certified by a Certified Public Accountant or CPA and also to have all of the required tax forms checked properly and signed off by the relevant and qualified people.
The company books should always be readily available and bang up to date in order for any of the required scrutinization to be carried out effectively by an auditor and it's there job primarily to ensure that, everything is checked thoroughly and to look for any discrepancies.