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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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    Finance Will be a Job Market Force in Next Decade

    Finance Will be a Job Market Force in Next Decade
    The financial services arena has taken its share of job-market hits over the past couple of years. The latest proof comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which listed bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clearks among the nine professions saw the most job losses in 2009. An interesting note in that MSNBC article, though: "The free-for-all on Wall Street that led to ...
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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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    Career Profile: Budget Analyst

    Career Profile: Budget Analyst
    Description: Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports for the purpose of maintaining expenditure controls. Sample of reported job titles: Accounting Supervisor, Budget Analyst, Budget And Policy Analyst, CFO (Chief Financial Officer), Cost Accountant, Staff Analyst What It Takes to Do this Job... Tasks * Direct the preparation of regular and ...
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    Salary Guides: Accountant IV

    Salary Guides: Accountant IV
    Job Description: Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Reports organization's finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 6-8 years of ...
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    Salary Guides: Accountant I

    Salary Guides: Accountant I
    Job Description:Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Reports organization's finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 0-2 years of ...
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    Salary Guides: Accountant II

    Salary Guides: Accountant II
    Job Description: Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Reports organization's finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-4 years ...
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    Salary Guides: Accountant III

    Salary Guides: Accountant III
    Job Description: Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Reports organization's finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty, and 4-6 years of ...
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    More accounting grads than ever. Anyone hiring?

    More accounting grads than ever. Anyone hiring?
    Accounting's staffing crisis may be nearing its end. Finding and keeping talented CPAs has been an ongoing concern in recent years. This year, for instance, staffing was among the top 10 concerns for firms with two to 20 professionals, according to the AICPA's 2009 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey. That could be about to change. A new report from the AICPA ...
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    Salary Guides: Financial Reporting Accountant IV

    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 6-8 years of experience in the field or ...
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    Salary Guides: Internal Auditor I

    Job Description: Audits the accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization to ensure accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws. Identifies improper accounting or documentation and researches issues and makes recommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly. May work with outside auditors to help reconcile discrepancies or support the external auditing function. Requires a bachelor's degree in ...
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    Salary Guides: Internal Auditor II

    Job Description: Audits the accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization to ensure accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws. Identifies improper accounting or documentation and researches issues and makes recommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly. May work with outside auditors to help reconcile discrepancies or support the external auditing function. Requires a bachelor's degree in ...
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    Salary Guides: Internal Auditor III

    Job Description: Audits the accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization to ensure accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws. Identifies improper accounting or documentation and researches issues and makes recommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly. Works with outside auditors to help reconcile discrepancies or support the external auditing function. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Manager

    Job Description: Oversees the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Assists in the design and administration of audit policy and procedure within the organization. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and at least 8 years of experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounts Payable Clerk, Sr.

    Job Description: Responsible for compiling amounts owed by the company to vendors, suppliers, or other organizations/individuals. Gathers purchase orders, charge slips, sales tickets etc, and prepares payments. Maintains all payment or other transaction records. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounts Payable Manager

    Job Description: Responsible for all activities in the accounts payable function. Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports. Review applicable accounting reports and accounts payable register to ensure accuracy. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounts Payable Supervisor I

    Job Description: Supervises activities in the accounts payable function. Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports. Responsible for preparing accounts payable register and related reports. 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 ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounts Payable Supervisor II

    Job Description: Supervises most activities in the accounts payable function. Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports. Responsible for preparing accounts payable register and related reports. 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 ...
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    Salary Guides: Accounts Payable Supervisor III

    Job Description: Supervises activities in the accounts payable function. Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports. Responsible for preparing accounts payable register and related reports. A level III supervisor has full authority and may be considered lower middle management. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar with a variety ...
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    Salary Guides: Chief Financial Officer

    Salary Guides: Chief Financial Officer
    Job Description: Responsible for directing an organization's overall financial policies. Oversees all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax, and treasury. Designs and coordinates a wide variety of accounting and statistical data and reports. Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of direct experience in the field. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and ...
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