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How is an accountant’s job related to the law?

This is my last project for my business law course. I have questions below for anyone who is an accountant. I’ve already asked around where I live, but I want more information from others outside where I live. Please answer them honestly! I’d really appreciate it!

What kind of accountant are you?
Are there different types of accountants?
What do you have to do on a typical day?
How is your job related to the law?
What are the educational requirements to become an accountant?
Why did you become an accountant?
How long have you been one?
What do you enjoy about being an accountant?
What’s challenging about it?
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to become an accountant?

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One Response to “How is an accountant’s job related to the law?”

  1. ALL said:

    What kind of accountant are you? – Corporate Accountant. (also General Ledger Accountant)

    Are there different types of accountants? Public Accountant, Corporate Accountant, Financial Examiner (as in working for the FDIC), Analyst, etc.

    What do you have to do on a typical day? Reconcile general ledger accounts, including the bank reconciliation. Prepare Financial Statements. Prepare journal entries. Provide analysis for boss.

    How is your job related to the law? Not sure what you are asking. Corporations follow various accounting regulations, and corporation has certain financial obligations, some of which are monitored and recorded by accountants.

    What are the educational requirements to become an accountant?
    Depends on what type. No formal requirement to be an accountant. Most employers want to see a degree in accounting. To become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) each state has their own requirements.

    Why did you become an accountant? Got college degree, too lazy and dumb to get a job on my own so dad got one for me.

    How long have you been one? 28 years.

    What do you enjoy about being an accountant? Preparing end of month and end of year financial statements. (gives feeling of accomplishment)

    What’s challenging about it? Dealing with various and changing regulations, and difficult uncooperative coworkers.

    What advice would you give to someone who wanted to become an accountant? Understand that understanding the numbers is the easy part. To be very successful, you must be good with people and understand some complex rules/regulations.




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