Accounting is a great career and almost every business has a AR/AP department. You could literally work in accounting at any company! Some college courses that you will need to take are below. This may not be all your core courses but this list is a good start.
1. Micro/Macro Economics
2. Intro to Accounting
3. Financial Accounting
4. Business Statistics
5. Managerial Finance
Good luck on the journey!
Paul E.’s Answer
High School Curriculums differ depending on region. However, below are some classes that will help you on the journey if you believe Accounting is your path:
- 4 Years of Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry (if still offered), Pre-Cal and/or Calculus.
- Intro to Accounting
- Financial Literacy (I believe a lot of High Schools are now offering this)
- Intro to Business or Business 101
- I would also try to take an advanced literature class. Although this may not seem like it matters in accounting, you may find this helpful when reading into details. This is a bit of an outside the box approach but reading, understanding, and attention to detail is key.
Paul Goetzinger MPA
Normally in college it is closely associated with business majors.
So, a combination of math courses, like Algebra, Calculus, and business oriented math are needed.
Also, it is good to take courses in Economics (both macro and micro), and classes in finance and taxes are also helpful in the area of accounting.