Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
Accounting involves the recording of financial information, as well as storing, measuring, summarizing and communicating this information through reports and analyses. Accountants will perform a number of duties depending on the size and structure of the company’s financial department. Accountants can be specialized and focus on a specific area such as taxes, auditing, or reporting.