What are the values and interests needed to be an accountant?


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To become an accountant, a person should have excellent math skills, an organized and practical outlook, and an interest in economics, financial planning, and government rules and regulations. People who pursue careers as accountants are usually stable, realistic types who don't shy away from detail work. For those who see the "big picture" and enjoy more creative employment, doing accounting work may feel like torture. However, it is the perfect career choice for sensible, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy making sure things are done just right every time.

  • Accounting facts

The best accountants understand that "God is in the details"; they devote themselves to keeping perfect records and balancing accounts receivables and accounts payables ledgers. The accounting cycle is a formal process and schedule that is based on the fiscal year - great accountants help their clients or employers, by providing them with accurate pictures of their financial situation.

  • Accountants help businesses

When an accountant is very honest, trustworthy, and hard-working, they can assist a CFO (chief financial officer) or CEO (chief executive officer) with long-range financial planning, investment, and financial projections. In fact, many entrepreneurs who think big and use their vision and imagination make sure they have an effective, no-nonsense accountant on their side to keep the business legal, organized, and profitable. Sometimes, a balance of imagination and financial acumen can really help a business to reach its full potential.

Accountants can learn their craft at universities that feature degree programs for chartered and general accountants. Accountants must have degrees to become certified in their careers. Pronounced talent in math and a love of figures can help an accountant develop passion for his or her work; an accountant should also be a team player, as accountants often supervise other people, such as the heads of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

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