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Accountants and Auditors

$78K Median Salary 135K Job Openings (Annual Projection) 6.9% Job Growth


About This Career

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

Reported Job Titles

Accountant, Accounting Officer, Audit Partner, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Cost Accountant, Financial Auditor, General Accountant, Internal Auditor, Revenue Tax Specialist

Skills You'll Need

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Deductive Reasoning
Mathematical Reasoning
Number Facility
Oral Expression
Written Comprehension
Problem Sensitivity
Written Expression
Inductive Reasoning
Information Ordering
Near Vision
Oral Comprehension
Speech Clarity
Speech Recognition
Category Flexibility
Selective Attention
Flexibility of Closure
Fluency of Ideas


Economics and Accounting
English Language
Administration and Management
Customer and Personal Service
Law and Government
Computers and Electronics


Active Listening
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Judgment and Decision Making
Complex Problem Solving
Active Learning
Time Management
Systems Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Service Orientation

Technology Skills

Accounting software
Word processing software
Financial analysis software
Tax preparation software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Compliance software
Data base user interface and query software
Analytical or scientific software
Medical software
Document management software
Business intelligence and data analysis software
Human resources software
Electronic mail software
Development environment software
Office suite software
Spreadsheet software
Customer relationship management CRM software
Operating system software
Data base management system software
Data base reporting software
Object or component oriented development software
Time accounting software
Presentation software
Data mining software
Project management software
Risk management data and analysis software
Enterprise system management software
Desktop communications software
Desktop publishing software
Video creation and editing software
Enterprise application integration software
Transaction server software
Cloud-based data access and sharing software
Transaction security and virus protection software
Inventory management software
Process mapping and design software
Information retrieval or search software


Notebook computers
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
Laser fax machine
Desktop calculator
Desktop computers
Personal computers
Tablet computers