Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Accountants include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
42.15% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
39.48% said they needed a Some College Courses.
Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
Prepare adjusting journal entries.
Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences.
Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the description, value, and location of property.
Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans.
Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals.
Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting, or other tax requirements.
Represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues.
Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and direct their work activities.
Accountants Templates JAZZ-It!
AcornSystems Corporate Performance Management
ADP Workforce Now
Cartesis ES Magnitude
Exact Software Macola ES
Microsoft Dynamics GPAll Technologies
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Oracle Fusion Applications
Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
Qlik Tech QlikView
Sage ERP Accpac
Sage MAS 200
Sage Platinum for Windows PFW
SAP Business Objects
SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator
Accounting compliance software
Accounting fraud detection software
Accounts payable software
Accounts receivable software
AcorynSystems Activity Based Costing/Management ABC/M
ADP Super Report Writer
Advanced Micro Systems 1099-Etc
American Riviera Magtax
Asset management software
ATX Total Accounting Office
ATX Total Engagement Office
ATX Total Tax Office
Automation Counselors municiPAL
Avalara AvaTax ST
Best MIP Fund Accounting
Best Software CPAPayroll
BNA Estate and Gift Tax Suite
BNA Income Tax Planning Solutions
BNA Sales and Use Tax Rates and Forms
Brentmark Estate Planning Quickview
Cammack Computations Inter-Est
Cartesis Magnitude iAnalysis
CCH ProSystem fx TAX
Cost accounting software
CPSI EHR System
Creative Solutions UltraTax 1040
CYMA IV Accounting for Windows
Document management system software
Estate planning software
Evron Computer Systems SAGE PFW (Platinum For Windows)
eXtensible Business Reporting Language XBRL
Financial reporting software
Financial statement software
Fixed-assets depreciation software
FLS eDP PAYROLLtax
FRx Software Microsoft FRx
General ledger software
H&R Block Tax
Heron CrossTie General Ledger
IBM Power Systems software
IDMS Account Ability
Income tax return preparation software
Intuit QuickBooks Premier
Iron Mountain Accutrac Records Management Software
KPB Associates TaxStream
Lead Activity Analyzer
Lead Business Analyzer
Medical procedure coding software
MethodWare ProAudit Advisor
Micronetics Xpert Write-up
Multiview Accounts Receivable
New Millennium Communications Genesis Accounting
NewPortWave Year End Solutions
OmniRIM Records Management Suite
Orrtax Software IntelliTax Business for Windows
Orrtax Software IntelliTax Classic
Paisley Focus Control Assurance
Pentana audit work system PAWS
Pro Systems Client Write-Up System for Windows
Profit Developers Electronic File Interchange
Roundtable Software Advantage Accounting System
RSM McGladrey Advanced Practice Solutions Paperless Audit
RSM McGladrey Auditor Assistant
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Sage Abra HRMS
Sage CPAAccounts Payable
Sage CPAAccounts Receivable
Sage CPAClient Checkbook
Sage CPADocument Manager
Sage MAS 500
Softrax Revenue Management
Summit Software Summit Biofuels Accounting
Sync Essentials Trade Accountant
Tax compliance property tax management software
Thomson GoSystem Tax
UA Business Software Professional Edition
Universal Tax Systems TaxWise
Yardi Systems Yardi Enterprise
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Mathematical Reasoning
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Number Facility
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.