What to do with this major...
|Accounting Clerk||Contract Administrator||Loan Officer|
|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
|Communication skills (Oral and Written)||Honest||Reliable|
Accumulate and summarize data
Analyze and interpret data
Compile and review financial information
Create and maintain computer spreadsheets
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
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
AccountantsWorld: Gives links to tax and accounting professionals, along with lawyers. Lists companies in tax and accounting, along with websites for general job searching.
Business Directory: "Featured listings" and other companies are shown with links to all of their websites including job listings. Also has options for sub-categories of accounting, such as accounts payable, auditing and fraud, financial statements, payroll accounting, etc.
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.