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Accountant or Auditor

An accountant is the company numbers person who keeps a record of money earned and spent. Whether at a large corporation, small business or nonprofit organization, this role is one of the most important roles in business.

Specifically, accountants determine and maintain payroll, work with auditors, manage billing and policies and oversee budgets, revenue and expenses. They can take financial information and then analyze it to identify trends and help plan for future growth.

Want to know how healthy a company is? Ask the accountant. It’s the accountant who knows every number and understands every number. No one else has the level of insight into the financial health of a company, organization or individual as does the accountant.

Most accountants and auditors have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance. Additional background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may be helpful, depending on the area of business you wish to focus on. To become a certified public accountant (CPA), you will also need a license from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.


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If you're ready for business, Texas is the state for you.

Have a head for business? If you’re good with numbers and business-minded, you could find yourself working for all types and sizes of companies, in all kinds of industries. From administrative support roles to managers and executives, career opportunities in the world of business are wide ranging. In business, an associate or bachelor’s degree can get you on a fast track to success.

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