Accountants :

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.


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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 Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
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
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Integrity
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Problem-solving
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Decision-making
Organization
Technology and Tool Usage
Professionalism
Leadership
Creativity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

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

Processing Information

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

Documenting/Recording Information

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


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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



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