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Contadores y auditores

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Los contadores y auditores pueden hacer que una empresa crezca o fracase. Ellos garantizan que la administración de la empresa sea eficiente, its financial records are kept accurately, and its taxes are paid properly and on time. With changes in financial laws and increased desire for accountability to protect shareholders, la demanda por contadores y auditores va en aumento. Inclusive durante tiempos económicos difíciles, la demanda continúa siendo importante ya que las empresas procuran reducir costos y mantener óptimos controles financieros de las operaciones.

Accountants can work for a specific company, government agency, an accounting firm, or independently, providing financial assurance services and financial risk management. Una fuerte demanda y una gran variedad de oportunidades laborales excelentes aguardan a quienes buscan una carrera en el área de la contabilidad y auditoría.  

Accountants and Auditors are in High Demand in the Gulf Coast Region.

19% Growth

Estimates show an annual job opening of 4,672 in the Gulf Coast region!

growth- 780 Retirements- 1,320 Transfers- 2,572

This lucrative position pays around $50,000 upon entry, but can double faster than you expect

entry level- $51,647 Median- $77,711 Experience- $107,558

And When We Say that Accountants and Auditors are in Every Industry, We Mean It.

Top 5 Industries

Would becoming an Accountant or Auditor suit you?

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as an I&E technician. Los siguientes números decriben la importancia relativa de cada conocimiento/habilidad para la ocupación.


Economía y contabilidad

Practicar los principios de la economía y la contabilidad, conocer las tendencias de los mercados financieros e informar los datos financieros en referencia a los costos prácticos.


Mathematical Reasoning and Comprehension

Understanding mathematical systems and how mathematical theories bring a calculation from the beginning to the final conclusion.



Knowing arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, and their theories to apply them to real world problems


Number Facility

The ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, or perform other mathematical processes quickly

*Fuente: Texas Career Check

Get on this career path!

Aval de la escuela secundaria: Business & Industry | STEM


¿Dónde comenzar?

Be smart and start in high school and get on an endorsement track. Students should aim for a high GPA with math focused courses to aim for an accounting degree, like advanced mathematics courses.

Most entry positions require at least a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer a master's degree, so keep a lookout for 5-year degree plans that earn both a bachelor's and master's. Accountants and auditors sometimes specialize their services depending what industry they are working in, and certifications can demonstrate these focused skills. 


Certifications & Advancement

Certification can indicate to employers a specialized field of accounting and auditing as well as meeting the quality for professional standards, gaining you an advantage in the job market.

  • Most accountants and Auditors become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Some employers will pay the cost for their employees to complete the CPA exam. Getting a CPA license requires:
    • A bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours accounting and 20 hours of related business courses
    • 150 hours of college coursework
    • 1 year of accounting experience
    • Passing the 4-part national exam offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) within 18 months

  • The credential of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). This certification supports management accounting and finance professionals who drive business performance from inside organizations.

  • La Institute of Internal Auditors offer a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation, or three different specialty industry certifications. Estas certificaciones respaldan a los contadores especializados en el área de auditorías internas.

  • La Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation offers credentials in four different specialty areas of accounting
    • Accredited Business Accountant (ABA)
    • Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA)
    • Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP)
    • and Elder Care Specialist (EDS). 


Tecnología útil para conocer

  • Accounting Software: Intuit QuickBooks or Sage 50 Accounting
  • Financial Analysis Software: Delphi Technology or Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Software de planificación de recursos empresariales (ERP, en inglés): NetSuite ERP, Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle PeopleSoft Financials, or SAP Business Objects
  • Human Resources Software: ADP Workforce Now, CPSI EHR System, or Sage Abra HRMS
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Software: IBM Cognos Impromptu, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, or Qlik Tech QlikView 

Programas de licenciatura en contabilidad de la región de la Costa del Golfo de México


Principales empleadores en la región de la Costa del Golfo de México

If you have questions about our Industry/Occupation Profiles or are an organization in the Gulf Coast Region, please contact

*Incluye los siguientes condados: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller y Wharton.

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