Career Opportunities

Modern accounting involves calculating the cost and efficiency of new technology as well as participating in mergers and acquisitions. The best and brightest accountants are vital to the success of a company or corporation.

Organizations of all kinds rely on accountants to monitor the quality, development, and use of systems to track finances, tax strategies, and healthcare benefit management. Solid math skills are crucial for success in the accounting field.

Employment Information

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Potential Jobs in Accounting Fields

  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Controller Assistant controller
  • Senior accountant Credit manager
  • Credit analyst Internal auditor
  • Cost accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Public accountant
  • Certified public accountant
  • Financial analyst


Key Accounting Skills

  • General business knowledge
  • Information technology expertise
  • Communications
  • Leadership abilities
  • Customer service orientation

According to Minnesota State CAREERwise, nearly 24,000 accountants and auditors are employed in Minnesota in this very large career. Accountants and auditors most often work for organizations that provide:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Insurance carriers and related activities
  • Educational services

Accountants and auditors are currently in very high demand and this career is seeing high growth compared to other careers. Accounting is a very high-wage career that pays well above the statewide median wage. Accountants and auditors in the seven-county, Twin Cities metro area earn a median wage topping $35 an hour. Top earners make nearly $44 an hour.

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