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Michelle Aguda Accounting 231 11-15-12 Research Paper What is an accountant? According to an overall dictionary definition , it is a person whose job is to keep or inspect financial accounts; basically this person keeps track of a company’s or person’s money . To stay organized an accountant keeps records of what they tracked and this report is then looked over from managers to see how well their companies are doing and to help them make financial decisions . Online, Job Descriptions goes more in depth about an accountant s duties and implies that “accountants carry the primary responsibility for financial records, making sure the appropriate taxes are paid by the federal and state deadlines, oversee efficient use of funds and related tasks . After knowing this I know that in order for me to be able to meet all these tasks as an accountant I would need certain skills and experiences . After doing my research online, Career Planner has a section entitled Knowledge , Experience, Education Required for: “Accountant . Career Planner lists eight things under this category for an accountant . The eight items listed in this section that you should know about are mathematics, economics and accounting, the English language, customer and personal service, computers and electronics, the law and government, clerical, and personnel and human resources . Not only do you need to have knowledge about accounting, you also need certain skills and abilities to help you . As an accountant, some skills I would need to be able to have are mathematic skills, listening skills, critical thinking, and judgment and decision making skills .
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