I took 2 semesters, back when I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up, just like now!<quoted text>
Personally, I dont think one needs any advanced math skills to do accounting. Economic forecasting, maybe, but not accounting. What you need is focus - the ability to derive pleasure from a table or column of numbers. Its a relationship preference, more than anything else.
And I recall it as arithmetic and knowing what column and form to put the numbers into.
My old man did international finance and told me that accountants and auditors didn't make as much money or get as much respect or responsibility.(If you're a partner in an acct'g firm you can do well but there aren't too many of them.)
I do kind of enjoy making everything add up and work out but it's basically bean counting.
A good friend of mine from HS - who was a pot dealer with a lot of money - became a CPA and makes a lot of money doing peoples' taxes.(he said he didn't have the personality to go the partner route - politics, just like with lawyers)