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Accountant & Auditor

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. 

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. 

Budget Analyst

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

The Mt. SAC Accounting & Finance program provides various opportunities where students can become involved and and add value to their educational experience, helping students to find the best career choice for them. 


Title - Related Careers   Title - Typical Job Duties
Accounting
  • Tax Accountants
  • Cost Accountants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Budget Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
  • Personal Financial Advisors

 

 

            
Accountant & Auditor
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data.
  • Compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Compile statistical, financial, accounting, or auditing reports. 
  • Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records.
  • Compile budget data based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
  • Monitor status of loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.
  • Prepare purchase orders, expense reports, and  trial balances of books.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Complete and submit tax forms and returns and other government documents.
   Budget Analysts
  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports. 
  • Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.
  • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
  • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Analyze department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs.
  • Testify, clarify and promote proposed budgets before fund-granting authorities.
  • Summarize budgets and submit for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.

Accountant & Auditor

According to a Career One Stop, the median wage for Accounts and Auditors in California is $51,400. The average hourly rate is $19.81. They project 4,310 new jobs annually through the years of 2012-2022.

Budget Analysts

According to a Career One Stop, the median wage for a Budget Analyst in California is $78,200. The average hourly rate is $37.61. They project 1,500 new jobs annually through the years of 2012-2022.