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Accoutning

Definition

Accounting involves the examination, organization, management, and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures of financial and business transactions.

Job Titles to Consider:

 

 Accountant  Internal Auditor
 Actuary  International Accountant
 Appraiser  International Trade Specialist
 Auditor  Investment Banker
 Bank Examiner / Bank Officer  Loan Officer
 Broker / Market Operator  Payroll Supervisor
 Budget Analyst   Public Accountant
 Business Teacher  Purchasing Agent
 Claim Adjuster /Examiner  Research Analyst
 Consumer Credit / Loan Officer  Revenue Agent
 Contract Administrator  Security Sales Representative
 Cost Accountant  Statistician
 Credit Analyst  Systems Accountant
 Entrepreneur  Systems Analyst
 FBI Special Agent  Tax Accountant / Tax Collector
 Financial Planner  Treasurer
 Industrial / Institutional Buyer  Underwriter

Will you be able to prove you have the most important skills and hear “you're hired”?

Computer Skills
At this point, there’s an expectation of excellence. What are your specific computer capabilities?

Communication Skills
The basic ability to clearly present your thoughts never goes out of style.

Leadership
What have you done to prove you can get other people to rally around an idea and win?

Organization
Are you well organized? How have you proven you can effectively multi-task?

Thinking Skills
Do you have the thinking skills to creatively solve a problem, to analyze a complex situation, and to make an informed recommendation? Have you shown through your GPA that you’ve got the fire power to be effective?

Teamwork
Can you work with other people? When and what did you accomplish?

Entrepreneurship
Are you able and willing to take risks...and make them pay off? When have you done that? What were the specific results?

Motivation
Are you someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done? Does your GPA reflect that? What have you accomplished that others in your position wouldn’t have had the heart to make happen?

Ethics
Can I trust you with my company and my reputation-which I put on the line whenever I bring someone into the organization?

Professional Organizations

AACE International
American Accounting Association
National Society of Accountants
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy


Additional Sources of Information

Institute of Management Accountants
Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Association of Government Accountants 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management 
Careers in Accounting

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