Do you think a senior accountant position is a good career in the future? Why?

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Senior accountants keep the general ledger for an entire company and are responsible for producing and explaining financial statements to the leadership of a company. They also often manage other accountants, and they analyze and interpret financial data. According to PayScale, the total pay of a senior accountant ranges between...

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Senior accountants keep the general ledger for an entire company and are responsible for producing and explaining financial statements to the leadership of a company. They also often manage other accountants, and they analyze and interpret financial data. According to PayScale, the total pay of a senior accountant ranges between $47,956 and $82,563 (pay varies depending on the city where an employee works). 

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (part of the U.S. Department of Labor), there were 1,332,700 senior accountant jobs in 2014. This number will grow by 142,000 from 2014-2024, which is an 11% increase. This increase is faster than average for jobs in the U.S., meaning this field is a good career in the future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics points out that as the economy grows, so too does the need for senior accountants. 

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