The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money.

Robert Kiyosaki 

In A Nutshell

I provide financial advice to customers, including small businesses and individuals.

I try to understand the financial situation of my customers as well as the current economy, and use this knowledge to help my customers make educated decisions.

I crunch numbers and prepare reports to ensure all financial decisions are documented clearly and in a way that is easy to understand.


Potential Salary Range

$58,000 - 85,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK

I work out of an office, where clients come and sit down with me to talk about personal or business finances. 



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Going over accounts and tax returns
  • Auditing financial information
  • Organizing and presenting reports, budgets, and business plans
  • Analyzing accounts and business plans
  • Predicting financial risks for customers, based on trends in the economy
  • Negotiating business deals and moves with clients 

Education & Training

  •  A university degree in accounting or another business-related field is required for this position.
  • Some accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). In order to become a CPA, there are education and experience requirements you'll need to fulfill, and a Uniform CPA Exam that you must pass. Receiving your CPA certification comes with benefits, such as increased trust, opportunity, and financial reward.

Job Outlook

    The outlook for this job is considered to be fair to good; experts predict there will be slightly more jobs available than there are people to fill them over the next several years.

Related School Subjects

69 Math
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Finances Money Economy Business

Important Skills

Money Management

When working in finance, it’s important to feel comfortable working with money and understanding trends in the economy.

Coaching & Mentoring

Technology can be intimidating for a lot of people. I need to be able to provide technical support and mentorship to clients in a way that they feel confident with the new products being introduced.   


I’m often working with many customers at the same time, so I need to find ways to give everyone the time and attention they deserve.



Because I’m spending so much time talking with customers, it’s really important that I enjoy working and connecting with people.


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Helps Others
Pays Well
Independent Work
Has Business Perks