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    The Undergraduate's Guide to the Big Four Interview

    The Undergraduate's Guide to the Big Four Interview
    If you're looking to sign on with a Big Four accounting firm after graduation, a solid grade-point average, leadership in extracurriculars and internship experience will all put you in good position. But to land the job, you'll need to nail a competitive, complex interview process. Interviewing at one of the Big Four -- Deloitte & Touche USA, Ernst & Young, KPMG ...
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    5-Step Guide to Becoming an Accountant

    In this era of economic uncertainty, it’s not just about making money. For businesses and individuals alike, minimizing expenses and documenting all business transactions correctly and honestly have become just as important as maximizing revenue. That’s where accountants come in. Despite the “bean counter” stereotype, accountants are invaluable employees who lead clients through the ever-changing worlds of tax and finance. ...
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    Seasonal Tax-Preparation Jobs

    Seasonal Tax-Preparation Jobs
    Interested in keeping money out of the government's hands? Consider a seasonal job as a tax-preparation professional. Each year, large tax-preparation firms such as H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt train and employ thousands of people to prepare tax returns in their storefront offices. H&R Block hires 80,000 tax professionals to work from January until the end of April. Ninety percent of ...
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    Elder Care Accountants Manage Baby Boomers' Finances

    Elder Care Accountants Manage Baby Boomers' Finances
    With the oldest Baby Boomers hitting their 60s, a multibillion-dollar niche in accounting is developing to help seniors and their adult children plan for the future care of those who can no longer live independently. Elder care accounting services range from simple estate planning to more complete services such as managing accounts, paying bills, reporting to adult children regularly about incapacitated ...
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    Career Profile: Bookkeeping Clerk

    Career Profile: Bookkeeping Clerk
    What is this job like? Expenditures. Receipts. Accounts payable and receivable. Profits and losses. Any organization that uses money has to keep records—records of where money came from and where it went. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, as well as other financial clerks, keep these financial records. Bookkeeping clerks add, subtract, multiply, and divide many numbers each day. They must be ...
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    Salary Guides: Cost Accountant II

    Job Description: Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. May require a bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within ...
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    Salary Guides: Cost Accountant III

    Job Description: Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. Requires a bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, ...
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    Salary Guides: Cost Accountant IV

    Job Description: Determines and implements cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits. Examines and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 6-8 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of ...
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    Salary Guides: Financial Reporting Accountant I

    Job Description: Prepares financial statements for internal and external users. Collects and analyzes financial data, ensuring that all reporting is in compliance with SEC and GAAP reporting guidelines. Researches accounting rules and regulations and makes recommendations regarding company policy. Assists external auditors as needed. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 0-2 years of experience in the field or ...
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    Salary Guides: Financial Reporting Accountant II

    Job Description: Prepares financial statements for internal and external users. Collects and analyzes financial data, ensuring that all reporting is in compliance with SEC and GAAP reporting guidelines. Researches accounting rules and regulations and makes recommendations regarding company policy. Assists external auditors as needed. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-4 years of experience in the field or ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounting Clerk II

    Job Description: Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 2-5 years of related experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounting Clerk I

    Job Description: Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounting Clerk III

    Job Description: Performs routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports and accounts payable or receivable functions. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and at least 5 years of related experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounting Director

    Job Description Responsibilities include directing and overseeing all or one of the following accounting functions: general accounting, payroll, and cost accounting. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty with at least 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounting Manager

    Job Description: Responsible for managing the general accounting function. Oversees the completion of ledger accounts and financial statements. Evaluates and makes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring that practices are in line with the overall goals of the organization. Designation of CPA may be required. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and at least 7 years of experience ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounts Receivable Supervisor I

    Job Description Supervises activities in the accounts receivable function. Responsible for collection activities such as sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts, maintaining cash receipts and referring accounts to collection agencies. Maintains accurate records. A level I supervisor is considered a working supervisor with little authority for personnel actions. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar with ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Supervisor II

    Job Description: Oversees the auditing of the accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Inspects and audits the operations and financials of the organization and reports any evidence of fraud. A level II supervisor has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Supervisor I

    Job Description: Oversees the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Inspects and audits the operations and financials of the organization and reports any evidence of fraud. A level I supervisor is considered a working supervisor with little authority for personnel actions. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar with a variety of ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Director

    Job Description: Directs the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Designs, develops, and implements of internal auditing policy and procedure within the organization. Ensures accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws. Identifies improper accounting or documentation and makes recommendations for improvement to top management. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Project Lead

    Job Description: Directs a group of auditors for various, complex auditing projects. Assignments do not include information systems auditing. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May ...