Accounting - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Accounting Clerk Contract Administrator Loan Officer
Actuary Controller Managerial Accountant
Acquisitions Analyst Cost Accountant Management Consultant
Administrator Cost Department Supervisor Methods/Procedures Specialist
Assistant Controller Credit and Collection Specialist Payroll Manager
Attorney Employment Agency Counselor Personal Financial Planner
Audit Manager Entrepreneur Plant Accountant
Auditor Estate Planner Production Manager
Bank Examiner External Auditor Professor
Benefits Administrator FBI Agent Project Accountant
Bookkeeper Financial Aid Director Property Accountant
Budget Accountant Financial Analyst Public Accountant
Budgetary Control Analyst Financial Investment Analyst Sales Manager
Business Analyst Forensic Accountant Securities Broker
Business Owner/Partner Fund Raiser Stockbroker
Business/Accounting Teacher General Auditor Systems Accountant
Certified Public Accountant Governmental Accountant Systems Analyst
Chief Cost Accountant Industrial Accountant Tax Accountant
Chief Financial Officer Industrial/Institutional Buyer Tax Compliance Specialist
Claims Examiner Information Systems Auditor Tax Lawyer
Collection Agent Insurance Agent/Broker Tax Specialist
Commercial Banker Internal Auditor Tax Supervisor/Auditor
Commodities Trader International Trade Specialist Treasurer
Compensation/Benefits Inventory Control Specialist Treasury Management Specialist
Consultant IRS Investigator Trust Accountant
Consumer Credit Officer Loan Administrator Underwriter

 

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Accurate Efficient Problem Solver
Analytical Ethical Productive
Communication skills (Oral and Written) Honest Reliable
Computer literate Intelligent Responsible
Consistent Mathematical aptitude Thorough
Critical thinker Objective Thoughtful
Decisive Organized  
Dependable Patient  

 

Workplace Skills

Accumulate and summarize data
Analyze and interpret data
Compile and review financial information
Conduct examinations
Create and maintain computer spreadsheets
Design systems
Determine financial effects of projected management decisions
Devise reporting system
Forecast and budget revenues and expenses
Organize and prepare presentations of data
Prepare tax returns and supporting documents
Systemize
Work independently or in teams

 

 

Sources:
Creighton University, Career Services Web Site (visited July 2006):
http://www.creighton.edu/careerservices/careerexploration/careersrelatedmajors.html
University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Career Services (What to do with a majoring...)
Web site (visited July 2006): http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/index.htm
Johnson County Community College, website (visited October 2007): www.jccc.edu

 
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