Accountant Career (Branches & Reward Traits)
This is a rabbithole accounting career with two branches, Tax Accounting and Forensic Accounting. Completing either branch will result in a unique reward trait. Tax Accounting reaps more financial rewards, but Forensic Accounting helps your fellow man by bringing criminals to justice, so you have to choose your particular motivation for pursuing accounting in the first place.
I tried to vary the skills required for promotion more than they generally do in the base game, so that it’s a little more challenging and realistic. I’m still fine-tuning the mod, so feedback is welcome. You will need Scumbumbo’s XML injector in order for the mod to work properly.
*Spoiler Alert* The reward trait explanations are as follows: upon completing the Tax Accounting branch you’ll receive Midas Touch, which gives a permanent increase to work performance gain so you can keep getting lots of raises or you can carry this over to a new career entirely. You’ll also have the chance for random confident moodlets. For the Forensics Accounting branch, you’ll receive Altruistic. It increases the rate of friendly relationship building and has unique social interactions.
When you were a kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, your answer most likely wasn’t, “I want to be an accountant.” Glamorous, it is not, but it provides a valuable service and the pay gets simply outrageous. (5 levels)
Level 1: Office Assistant
Want to make the big bucks? Well, you gotta start at the bottom, nowhere near the money. If you want to some day handle the big bills, you first need to learn how to handle the phone and the office computer.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (8 hours) — Salary: ﹩18
Level 2: Office Manager
Being manager means doing the same job plus making sure everyone else does THEIR jobs. It can be very frustrating to juggle all the office drama, so make sure to take some time out for yourself while still building the skills you need to get you out of this job!
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (8 hours) — Salary: ﹩21
Level 3: Junior Accountant
Finally, a chance to actually touch the bills! Well, metaphorically speaking anyway. It’s all digital these days, which is why knowing your way around a computer would be very beneficial to your chances of moving forward. You must also begin sharpening your mind for the mental gymnastics ahead of you in this career. (Have you ever read tax law? Better than a sleeping pill!)
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (8 hours) — Salary: ﹩30
Level 4: Accountant
You are a full-fledged accountant, with the salary boost and extended hours to back it up. It’s a comfortable, straightforward job. Stay the course to reap the rewards, and work on your writing skills might come in handy here, as you’re going to be keeping up with a LOT of paperwork.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (9 hours) — Salary: ﹩45
Level 5: Senior Accountant
The work is the same, but there’s definitely a lot more of it than before. When working these long hours, be sure to not neglect your health. Even though you’re behind a desk all day, the stress can take a physical toll, so you need to be somewhat in shape to stay competitive.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (9 hours) — Salary: ﹩65
Track: Tax Accounting
Are you looking to make money, and lots of it, with no other goal in mind? Then this is the path for you! Time to work hard making sure others pay the government its share of what they earn from working hard themselves. Taxes! (5 levels)
Level 1: Accounts Payable Specialist
As an APS, it’s your job to keep track of the money the company owes its creditors. As you can imagine, the higher-ups are extremely preoccupied by not paying a single red cent more than is absolutely necessary. So while the job itself is tedious, performing well will reflect wonderfully on you. Keep up with the books and your people skills and soon you’ll be doing something more interesting.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (8 hours) — Salary: ﹩95
Level 2: Tax Accountant
They say you can only be sure of two things in life; death, and taxes. And you are a taxperson now. It’s not the most glamorous or exciting job, but it’s one that must be done, and the pay is through the roof. The long hours will start to eat away at you if you don’t take some time to relax.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 (9 hours) — Salary: ﹩150
Level 3: Senior Accountant
With greater salary comes greater responsibilities. Your bosses have come to rely on you heavily. Keep your mind sharp and ready your skills as a chatterbox. Never know when you have to explain dense tax law to a high priority client, after all.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 (9 hours) — Salary: ﹩190
Level 4: Finance Manager
Financial Management; the heart and soul of the accountancy. You’ve proven that this is the best place for your skillset and mentality. Just keep working hard, sharpening that analytical mind, and always keeping your paperwork in order, and you will soon reap the rewards.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 (9 hours) — Salary: ﹩275
Level 5: Chief Financial Officer
Here you are, at the very top of the ladder. You’ve worked hard to get this far, and there’s no shame in relaxing a little to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 16:00 (7 hours) — Salary: ﹩345
Track: Forensic Accounting
Want to help the cops bust criminals while making oodles of money and never having to worry about getting shot? Then forensic accounting is for you. Using your skills of deducation, you seek out patterns and signs of financial criminal activity. (5 levels)
Level 1: Auditing Manager
Audits happen, and you are in the one in charge of them. Make sure both you and your team stay sharp. To that end, a little work on the charisma skill willl serve you well.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (8 hours) — Salary: ﹩90
Level 2: Fraud Investigator
Fraud. The big no-no in accounting-related crimes, and it’s your job to bring these dastardly deeds to light. This will take an analytical mind, so keep your wits sharp. And it probably wouldn’t hurt to brush up on your photography skills, as it would probably come in handy with evidence collection.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 (9 hours) — Salary: ﹩125
Level 3: Forensic Consultant
With all that experience putting away fraudsters, local law enforcement has contacted your company to ask for your help in their investigations. The hours are longer, the responsibility is much higher, and so is the stress. Make some time for yourself to keep on top of your game.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 19:00 (10 hours) — Salary: ﹩150
Level 4: Manager of Forensic Accounting
You have a lot on your plate, juggling all the cases (and employees!) in your department. But if you keep up the hard work you’ve shown thus far, you’re bound to see that final promotion soon. Just remember, when dealing with irritable coworkers, you can catch a lot more flies with honey than with vinegar!
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 9:00 – 19:00 (10 hours) — Salary: ﹩175
Level 5: Senior Forensic Consultant
Cogratulations! Your hard work has paid off. You’re the first person the police call when they need help with a tough case, which means you could pretty much name your price and they would pay it.
Information: Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri — Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (8 hours) — Salary: ﹩215