Accountants


Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
Also called: Accountant, Accounting Manager, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Staff Accountant

Knowledge:

    Business
  • accounting and economics
  • administrative services
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Accounting software
  • Fund accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
    Tax preparation software
  • ATX Total Tax Office
  • BNA Income Tax Planning Solutions
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
  • SAP

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    some college
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