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Accountants
District Of Columbia

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Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

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Currently Employed: 12,050

Projected Annual Job Openings: 430

Typical Hourly Wage: $29.77 - $52.79

Typical Annual Salary: $61,900 - $109,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
  • Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
  • Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans.
  • Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Compliance software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Tax preparation software

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