Accounting Operations

From small businesses to the Fortune 500’s accountants and auditors help to ensure that the nation’s firms are run more efficiently.


Companies perform vital functions by offering an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services to clients. These services include public management and government accounting, as well as internal auditing.

Employment Opportunities:

Computers are rapidly changing the nature of the work for most accountants and auditors. With the aid of special software packages, accountants summarize transactions in standard

formats for financial records and organize data in special formats for financial analysis. Accountants are also beginning to perform more technical duties, such as implementing and controlling auditing systems and networks and developing technology plans and budgets. Accountants are increasingly assuming the role of personal financial advisors.

Career Opportunities:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper

Employment Outlook:

Demand for bookkeeping is tied particularly to the growth of small businesses, which tend to hire bookkeepers rather than accountants due to their relatively lower cost. Therefore, economic growth should create some openings for bookkeepers to keep theses organizations’ financial records.


The average wage and salary earnings of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are $35,680 annually or $17.16 per hour.