Often work in an office with computers to keep records of income, expenses, assets, and liabilities of an organization; use formulas to generate financial reports of profit and loss as well as other relevant monetary information
Draft or review financial records and reports; check for errors in recording or reporting and be sure proper format and procedures have been followed. Apply tax laws to calculate and report taxation. Maintain or analyze the financial records of government, nonprofit, or corporate agencies and report to executives, shareholders, or the public. Set up and maintain spreadsheets, charts, and graphs using computer software and enter numerical data accurately.
Skills and Knowledge (Strengths and Talents)
Finance – Understand and apply accounting principles to organize, calculate, and report taxes and other financial information and evaluate financial marketsTechnology – Use computers and accounting software as well as general communication and presentation programsMathematical proficiency – understand and apply mathematical rules and procedures to perform calculations and interpret dataWriting – communicate clearly and effectively in writing in a manner appropriate for the audienceReading comprehension – understand written material related to the fieldCritical thinking – use logic, reasoning, and problem solving skills to evaluate the effectiveness of solutions, determine the validity of conclusions, and identify the pros and cons of different approaches Listening – actively attend to what others are communicating, evaluating your own understanding and asking questions as needed while not interrupting at inappropriate timesSedentary work – Be able to sit and attend to work for long periods of time
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