Accountants and Auditors


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.3% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Accountants and Auditors Do

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

Other Job Titles Accountants and Auditors May Have

Accountant, Accounting Officer, Audit Partner, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Cost Accountant, Financial Auditor, General Accountant, Internal Auditor, Revenue Tax Specialist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Internal Audit Manager ,

Live Nation

I’m assigned specific projects and lead a team to audit those projects. I set up meetings with the companies I’m working with to understand their processes and perform tests on those processes. When I’m done testing, I’ll issue a report to the company and then discuss improvements with them. Sometimes, that means traveling to festivals and shows to make sure they’re compliant.

Partner, Global Risk & Performance Improvement Ldr ,


What I love about my job is that every single day is different. Most of my work is helping our clients, so historically my work has been related to risk management. I also coach and mentor team members to develop and to meet their career objectives. I'm really passionate about advancing women, and I get to support the advancement of women both inside EY and also with nonprofit organizations and our clients.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
  • Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.

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