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Accountants and Auditors :

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.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $65,880.00
Average Time to Fill 61 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 22,345
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.97 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Integrity
Decision-making
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Problem-solving
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Professionalism
Leadership
Organization
Creativity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast revenue or sales
Analyze business or financial data
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Analyze budgetary or accounting data
Assess financial status of clients
Analyze applicant financial status
Analyze credit information
Examine financial documents to identify or verify concerns
Examine financial records or processes
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Identify financial risks to company
Determine liability of organization or client
Evaluate degree of financial risk
Perform cost benefit analysis
Perform risk assessment analysis
Conduct financial investigations
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Interpret laws or legislation

Documenting/Recording Information

Prepare tax returns
Prepare financial reports
Prepare financial documents
Write administrative procedures services manual
Maintain record of organization expenses
Maintain customer and account records
Prepare billing statements
Prepare corporate minute books
Maintain personnel records
Prepare rental or lease agreements

Processing Information

Calculate tax information
Determine tax liability
Calculate Return on Investment (ROI)
Perform statistical cost estimation
Compute state and federal taxes
Calculate financial data
Reconcile financial records
Resolve invoice, purchasing, funding, or payment discrepancies
Compile data or information for financial reports


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Financial Analysis
General Ledger Accounting
Accruals
Public Accounting
Accounting Software


Related Licensing Requirements


Public Accountant (18-0000000133)

IC 25-2.1-3-10 Qualifications; experience requirement Sec. 10. An applicant for the initial issuance of a certificate under this chapter shall show that the applicant has had two (2) years of experience. To qualify as experience under this section, an applicant may provide any type of service or advice that: (1) constitutes the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills as determined under the rules adopted by the board; and (2) is verified by the holder of an active certificate issued under this article or the corresponding provisions of another state, as determined by the board. Experience of the type described in this section applies equally toward meeting the experience requirement of this section regardless of whether it is gained through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice. IC 25-2.1-3-11 Advanced degree instead of accountancy experience requirement Sec. 11. An advanced degree in accounting or business administration from a college or university recognized by the board, and the satisfactory completion of the semester hours in accounting, business administration, economics, and other related subjects that the board determines are appropriate, may be substituted as the board determines appropriate for experience of the type described in section 10 of this chapter.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Accountancy (3172343040)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/accountancy.htm

Certified Public Accountant (18-0000000002)

A first time examination candidate for CPA must: Provide proof of at least 150 semester hours (or its equivalent) of college education, including a baccalaureate or higher degree conferred by a college or university acceptable to the board. Pass all sections of the Uniform CPA Examination graded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Document two years of supervised experience, although an advanced degree may be substituted in some cases. Satisfy the good character requirement. Pay the certificate fee. Applicants for the renewal of a certificate as a CPA or AP must complete a minimum of 120 hours of continuing professional education in acceptable subjects. CPA and AP examinations are ordinarily held during four windows of the calendar year. Certificates expire on June 30 of every third year. More extensive information, including applications and information on examinations, may be obtained directly from the Indiana Board of Accountancy.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Accountancy (3172343040)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/accountancy.htm

Accounting Practitioner (18-0000000005)

A candidate for AP certificate must: Be at least 18 years old. Lack conviction associated with an act or felony directly bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently. Document graduation from an accredited high school, business college, college, or university. Pass the written exam established by the board in accounting theory. Applicants for the renewal of a certificate as a CPA or AP must complete a minimum of 120 hours of continuing professional education in acceptable subjects. CPA and AP examinations are ordinarily held during four windows of the calendar year. Certificates expire on June 30 of every third year. More extensive information, including applications and information on examinations, may be obtained directly from the Indiana Board of Accountancy.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Accountancy (3172343040)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/accountancy.htm


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