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What are the education requirements for an accountant?

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February 16, 2012 11:21AM

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, between the years 2008 and 2018, the expected job growth for accountants is projected to be 22%, a higher average percentage than other professional occupations. Reasons for the projected employment increase for accountants and auditors include: changes in regulations and taxation, expanded globalization of commercial businesses, and the need to reduce financial risk.

An individual interested in learning how to become an accountant will need to acquire a thorough understanding of the primary functions within the business arenas in which they will work. An individual who decides to work in public accounting will need to identify their target clientele and become knowledgeable about their accounting and finance needs. Corporate and government accountants will need to understand their accounting practices as well as how the business operates, including the functions of marketing, purchasing, production, and human resources.

You will have to look at each state individually to get the specific reguirements on licensing. To become a CPA have many more specific requirements state by state.