Accountants and Auditors

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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $24.38/hr
Median: $32.64/hr
Experienced: $42.75/hr

Current Employment
2,727 (2019)

Projected Employment
2,752 (2030)

Growth for Accountants and Auditors

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019 - 2030)% Change (2019 - 2030)

Industries Employing Accountants and Auditors

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Offices of Certified Public Accountants2649.7%30.9%
Other Accounting Services2519.2%35.7%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service1836.7%1%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices1806.6%3.6%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals1043.8%35.6%

Occupational Skills

  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences.
  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.