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11 Reasons Why Companies Need Accountants

AccountantWhen it comes to a career that is safe and stable, few can beat being an accountant. Accountants have been critical to businesses for hundreds of years. All companies use them, whether it’s having accountants/bookkeepers on staff or hiring outside accounting services. William Shakespeare may have written, “First, kill all the lawyers,” but it’s a safe bet the playwright had a good accountant.

So what do accountants do that makes them so important? Here are 11 reasons why businesses need accountants:

1. An accountant can help make sure a business is set up properly as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability corporation, S chapter corporation, etc.
2. An accountant can help make sure a company pays its utility bills on time.
3. An accountant can make sure a company pays its payroll taxes and other governmental obligations when they’re due.
4. An accountant can look ahead and prepare a company to handle upcoming expenses.
5. An accountant can plan ahead so there’s money on hand to pay employees even when cash flow is down.
6. An accountant can help minimize a company’s taxes.
7. An accountant can lay out and advantages and disadvantages of adding or laying off employees.
8. An accountant can help identify which company activities are profitable and which are losing money.
9. An accountant can advise on the wisdom of buying or selling property or assets.
10. An accountant can serve as point person in the event of an audit.
11. An accountant can be a proactive partner in helping grow a business.

In short, accountants can be valuable members of any business operation. More than just “number crunchers,” accountants can provide financial guidance, insights and advice that can help a business grow and prosper.

Get Your Accounting Degree from Everest University Online

If an accounting career sounds exciting to you, begin by earning your Accounting associate degree or bachelor’s degree from Everest University Online, a division of Everest University. Convenient and comprehensive, Everest’s online accounting degree programs are designed for people who have jobs or other obligations that make going to a traditional brick-and-mortar school difficult. You can take your online accounting classes during evenings, on weekends, or whenever else it’s convenient. Proceed at your own pace. Learn by doing through Everest’s hands-on educational approach.

After graduation, you can get additional support from Everest’s Career Services professionals. They can help you with everything from resume writing to setting up interviews with local employers.

Learn more about Everest University Online’s Accounting associate degree and Accounting bachelor’s degree programs by contacting Everest University Online today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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