Accounting Involves Analysis

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Accounting involves analysis of an organization's accounts and fiscal trends to provide data to advise those in business to make accurate decisions and predictions based on the economy. Accountants maintain the financial records and record transactions of businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations, as well as governmental units. Entry Level Positions • • • • • • • Staff accountant Auditor/accountant Corporate accountant Actuary Governmental accountant Financial analyst Tax advisor Further Education/Experience Required • • • • • • • Certified public accountant Financial consultant Managerial consultant Financial manager Controller Accounting educator Treasurer

For more information on positions in accounting please refer to Enhancing Employability Participate in internships and join relevant student organizations and associations to develop networking and leadership skills. Develop advanced computer skills as well as mathematical and problem solving abilities, excellent computer skills and the ability to work well with people. Employers of Accounting Majors • • • • • Accounting firms Business and industry Banks/Credit Unions Insurance companies Private practice • • • • • Stock Brokerage Firms Investment Firms State/federal government Colleges/universities Non-profit organizations

Professional Associations and Affiliations American Institute of Certified Public Accountants American Society of Women Accountants Careers in Business Institute of Management Accountants Consulting Actuary Financial Women International National Society of Accountants National Association of Black Accountants Institute of Internal Auditors

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