Accountant

Median Annual Wage

$58,400 or $28/hr
Durham

Annual Job Openings

3,810
North Carolina
42
% Bachelor’s degree
39
% Some college

Job Outlook

+14%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

31,470
North Carolina
Accountants are financial whizzes. They track the financial activities of companies through analyzing financial information and preparing financial reports. They look for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards, can prepare tax returns, and use their knowledge of the company's financial documents to advise in such areas as compensation, long-range tax or estate plans, and employee health care benefits.

The Accounting and Finance curriculum at Durham Tech is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Course work may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through studying communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.