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i want to be an accountant when i grow upp. what should i do to prepare myself?

im a 14 year old girl thats planning to be an accountant. & the funny thing is that, i dont even really know what its all about. it just seems really interesting. soo what should i do to prepare myself. if you could reccomand any good colleges then go right ahead. what classes should i look forward to in highschool? more answers the better? ahhaahha.

Asked By: &miichellee; <3 - 1/2/2007
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Hi there. Its really nice to see someone as young as yourself being interested in one of the most challenging and misunderstood professions of our time. First, being an accountant is more than just "keeping the books". Accounting encompasses many areas of specialisation from audit, tax, business services to the more... More
Answered By: swellen_gal - 1/2/2007
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Well, accounting is basically a secretarial job. You know, working the desk at some office, keeping book, having computer skills and answering phones, and working with the payroll, the thing that the employees get paid by. It's mostly about working with money too. You have to keep track of all the financial... More
Answered By: carolina_smurrfgurl - 1/2/2007
 
Read Accounting for Dummies ( no offense it's a real book ), and then take Consumer Math in High School, plus read other accounting related books, there are tons of them at the library.
Answered By: Lisa - 1/2/2007
 
The first thing you need to do is learn how to spell....
Answered By: Eric . - 1/2/2007
 
My boyfriend also wanted to be an accountant. Just make sure and stock up on all the math classes you can. math is going to be the most important part of accounting. Also start using programs like quickbooks which is an accounting software for small companies. But about college, there are programs made just for... More
Answered By: yleemoreno - 1/2/2007
 
Take as many math and business classes as you can. Both of these classes will help you understand accounting better. Also try doing a job shadow with an accountant at an agency or company that you might want to work with so that you can see what a day in their life is like - this will also help you to narrow down what... More
Answered By: Fat Lip - 1/2/2007
 
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