Accounting Technician | Kids Work!

What is an Accounting Technician?

Accounting technicians compute and record numerical data to keep agency financial records complete. Mathematical skills are necessary to perform daily duties to maintain financial records. Technicians examine and analyze accounting records to determine the financial status of a company and to prepare financial reports. Excellent written communication and organizational skills are important to work in the field of accounting. Accountants with a bachelor’s degree can take a test to become certified public accountants. CPAs are licensed accountants and can work independently or with companies or firms.

Real People Profile

Name: Kaz Hancock
Workplace: ETV
Education: Technical college
Favorite Subject(s)
in School:
English, history and art
First Real Job: Accounting Clerk
Dream Job: CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Interests: Art, travel and fitness

Real People Q&A

Advice for students interested in my job:
Accounting is detail-oriented work. Welcome the challenge and stay focused.

What subjects in school will students need to do my job?
English, basic mathematics

What I like most about my job?
The challenge!!

What is the biggest challenge in my job?
Solving the problems and keeping my memory sharp

How do you get a job like mine?
At the very least, you will need a high school education. You can get training in accounting programs in college. You need to have an “accounting personality.” That means that you don’t get bored doing the same thing every day.