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Do you have to be good at math to be an accountant?

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Robert H.’s Answer

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Yes you do. To be an account you will have an advanced understanding of mathematics. Accounting is also a broad field that could lead to positions in financial sectors as well. So when you are studying "Major in Accounting" you'll also be taking classes for finance, economics, and law. Once you have the accounting degree you can further certifications such as CPA credentials or for an Actuary. You could go to law school and become a tax attorney. Very good field and sustainable.
There are two ways you can be "good at math" though. There's being a consummate calculator and there is being a edge-pushing theorist. In general, I think accountants need to be in the first catagory and not the second. Charles Bosse Translate
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Deepak’s Answer

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Yes you need to be good at mathematics.

To succeed in the accounting field, apart from conceptual mathematics, you must also understand the mathematics techniques to arrive at meaningful data. A little bit of knowledge of data handling is also important.
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Douglas’s Answer

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Hi,

The short answer to your question is yes, you have to be comfortable with numbers. The definition of accounting is: a person whose job is to keep, inspect, and analyze financial accounts. Those financial accounts would be NUMBERS. You do not have to love working with numbers (math) but as I said you have to be comfortable working with them. Since you do not seem to be looking forward to working with numbers, why do you want to be an accountant?

Good Luck,
Doug

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Andrew’s Answer

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The level of mathematics required for accounting should be much less demanding than for STEM disciplines.

Nonetheless, a proficiency at college algebra, finite mathematics and introductory statistics should be the minimal goal.
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