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Chapter 1. Section 2 Accounting Careers: The Possibilities Are Endless!. What You’ll Learn The variety of career opportunities available to accountants. The types of businesses and organizations that hire accountants. Section 2 Accounting Careers: The Possibilities Are Endless! (con’t.).

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Chapter 1

Section 2 Accounting Careers: The Possibilities Are Endless!

  • What You’ll Learn
  • The variety of career opportunities available to accountants.
  • The types of businesses and organizations that hire accountants.
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Section 2 Accounting Careers: The PossibilitiesAre Endless!(con’t.)

Chapter 1

The Changing Horizon

An accountant handles a broad range of responsibilities, makes business decisions, and prepares and interprets financial reports.

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Section 2 Accounting Careers: The PossibilitiesAre Endless!(con’t.)

Chapter 1

Accounting Professions in For-Profit Businesses

For-profit businesses operate to earn money for their owners.

  • entertainment industry
  • retailers
  • sports industry
  • computer technologies
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Section 2 Accounting Careers: The PossibilitiesAre Endless!(con’t.)

Chapter 1

Accounting Professions in Not-For-Profit Organizations

Not-for-profit organizations balance their income with expenses rather than earning a profit for owners or investors.

  • United Way
  • The Sierra Club
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Government agencies
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Section 2 Accounting Careers: The PossibilitiesAre Endless!(con’t.)

Chapter 1

Accounting Professions in Public Accounting Firms

Public accounting firms provide accounting services to their clients.

  • Deloitte and Touche
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
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Section 2 Accounting Careers: The PossibilitiesAre Endless!(con’t.)

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Check Your Understanding

In business many decisions revolve around costs and potential earnings. For example, accountants might help create a picture, in numbers, of a proposed new product line, or they might be asked to suggest ways a company could cut its production costs. In addition to skill with numbers, what other skills do you think an accountant needs?

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Section 2 Accounting Careers: The PossibilitiesAre Endless!(con’t.)

Chapter 1

Why It’s Important

Explore all the careers available in accounting! You wouldn’t want to miss a great opportunity just because you didn’t know it existed.

  • Key Terms
  • accountant
  • for-profit business
  • not-for-profit organization
  • accounting clerk
  • certified public accountant
  • public accounting