Reading, numbers and cash! Accountants read where companies have spent money to make sure everything is in order. Click below to find out your potential future as an accountant.

Average Salary for an Accountant: $2,322 /Month

Average Salary Overall: $3,248 /Month

Average Working Hours (Weekly) for an Accountant: 40-50

Average Working Hours (Weekly): 48

Important School Subjects:

  • Economics
  • Maths
  • English
  • Computing

Are you:

  • Able to focus for long periods of time
  • A perfectionist?
  • Organized?

What you need to do:

  1. Graduate from high school
  2. Graduate from college, obtaining a degree (Bachelors) in accounting or finance
  3. Go into finance starting as a junior accountant, gaining work experience, maybe having to take the CPA (Accounting) exam
  4. (Optional) Go to graduate school to get a Masters degree
  5. Become licensed and certified as an accountant, and continue work in the financial sector

Famous Accountants

Nikki Haley is the current US ambassador to the United Nations. She’s in politics right now, she was also the Governor of South Carolina in the United States. This shows that degrees in accounting don’t limit you to jobs in finance. The degree she got from Clemson College in Accounting was invaluable; it shaped many of her taxing and financial policies as a politician thereafter. Click here to learn more about her.


Straight out of the classic ‘Shawshank Redemption’, this movie features some sick accounting tricks by the wrongfully convicted Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins). Dufresne’s career as a number-cruncher helped the crooked warden earn a fortune off the books—and later helped Dufresne fund a new life for himself in Mexico after a crazy prison escape. No more spoilers, though, this accountants math and tax tricks proved useful time and time again. Click here to learn more about Andy.


This is Louis Tully, the nerdy accountant from the classic ‘Ghostbusters’ movies. He’s known for locking himself out of apartments and throwing terrible parties. He even tries to invite clients to these parties to write them off as work expenses instead of having to pay for them (how cheap is this dude), but hey – at least he knows his way around money. Cha-ching. Click here to learn more about Louis from the Ghostbuster.

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