― ∙ Facts and Figures ∙ Accountants are generally logical, orderly, patient, conscientious, and good with numbers. They also are good problem solvers with strong computer skills. They are superior communicators, as they need to be able to effectively relay a company’s financial facts to the executive board. ∙ The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 1.3 million jobs were held by accountants, along with auditors, in 2008. Employment opportunities for both [...].