Accounting Resources

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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
Work independently or in teams

Job Postings

Financial Accounting Standards Board: Find information about careers in accounting, along with opportunities for fellowships and postgraduate work.

Internal Revenue Service: Search through job listings and ideas. There is also an area for students and recent graduates.

Nation Job: Extensive job postings site for possibilities all over the country. Provides links to descriptions of each opening and how to apply for each job. Jobs are not limited to the traditional "accounting" job, though those are also available. These jobs are listed under "financial jobs" so the opportunities vary greatly for your specific interests.

Firms and Careers Search

Career Bank: Featured Jobs, Industry news, resume posting, and refer a friend.

Careers in Accounting: Has an overview of the profession, list of skills and talents required, job options, facts and trends, and other information about careers in accounting. Also lists good books to read, and books to build your library.

Start Here, Go Places: Browse this site for a career overview, as well as get information on interviewing, internships, and jobs.

Career Resources

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Society of Accountants
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Graduate Programs

The University of Baltimore
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Missouri, St. Louis