What Does an Accountant Do

When you are considering the different degree programs that you may be interested, you might find yourself asking this question - why is this degree for me?

From our “What Should I Do with My Life” video series, we speak with Kari Grittner, the Accounting Program Coordinator at the Rasmussen College campus in Eagan, Minnesota. Kari discusses the variety of different areas that professionals with a degree in accounting can work in, what to expect during your career, and how the days of sitting in a cubical crunching numbers are long gone.

 

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Hi, I'm Allie Gray Freeland, and I am the host of the Rasmussen College video blog series, What Should I Do With My Life? I'm here today with Kari Grittner, who is the accounting program coordinator at the Eagan college campus at Rasmussen College. She's here today to talk with us about degree information as an accountant. In addition to that, just what you can expect with a career in accounting.

It's difficult to pinpoint what an accountant does because there are so many areas in accounting-- tax and audits and, like I said before, real estate. There's a lot of different areas that an accountant can specialize in. And really, the days of the accountant sitting in a cube crunching numbers are really going away or are gone.

An accountant has to take those numbers and figure out what the meaning is behind those numbers. And, very importantly, be able to communicate that meaning to upper management and those within the business. And then also make decisions that would be consistent with the numbers and consistent with company strategy. So an accountant is really a partner to upper management and aiding them in making decisions.

Thank you so much, Kari, for speaking with us today about accounting degrees and career paths. For more information about the accounting degree program at Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu. Thanks.

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Grant Tilus is an Associate Inbound Marketing Manager for Collegis Education who writes articles on behalf of Rasmussen College with the aim to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students in a positive way.

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