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Accountants and auditors
Description: Accountants and auditors prepare and check financial reports and taxes. They work for businesses and banks, the government, and individuals. Some are self-employed, working as consultants or preparing people's tax returns. Most use computers in their work.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 20 math topics Accountants and auditors need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Algebraic Representation
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Mathematical Modeling