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Accounting

Accountants provide the information necessary to determine and evaluate present and projected economic activities of companies and organizations. Longwood Accounting majors are provided with the knowledge needed in various career fields such as providing financial services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and even state, local, and federal government agencies. Longwood Accounting majors utilize their skills in auditing, taxation, management policy, information systems, computer operations, among other areas to obtain their career of choice.

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell- "Business is a good game- lots of competition and a minimum of rules. You keep score with money."

Career Fields associated with Accounting Majors:

  • Actuary
  • FBI Agent
  • Commodities Trader
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Industrial Buyer
  • CIA Agent
  • Assistant Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Methods/Procedures Specialist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Auditor
  • General Auditor
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Payroll Manager
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Collection Agent
  • Bank Examiner
  • Governmental Accountant Controller
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Commercial Banker
  • Benefits/Compensation Admin.
  • Industrial Accountant Plant Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • IRS Investigator
  • Professor
  • Budgetary Control Analyst
  • Public Accountant
  • Credit and Collection Specialist
  • Securities Broker
  • Loan Administrator
  • Stockbroker
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Tax Lawyer
  • Loan Officer/Consumer Credit
  • Tax Specialist
  • Chief Cost Accountant
  • Treasurer
  • Estate Planner
  • Treasury Mgmt Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Trust Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Underwriter
  • Accountant, Public Practice
  • Administrator
  • Lawyer - Audit Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Accountant Business Teacher Claim Adjuster/Examiner
  • Commodities Trader
  • Computer Programmer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Cost Dept. Supervisor
  • EDP Auditor
  • Employment Agency Counselor
  • External Auditor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Investment Analyst
  • Fund Raiser
  • Industrial Transportation Specialist
  • Industrial/Institutional Buyer
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • IRM Consultant
  • IRS Investigator
  • Management Accountant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Property Accountant
  • Sales Manager
  • Student Affairs Manager
  • Systems Accountant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Compliance Specialist
  • Tax Supervisor/Auditor
  • Television/Film Producer
 

Related Skills:

  • Problem solver
  • Adapt well to frequent change
  • Organized
  • Numerical computation
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Critical thinking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy
  • Systemizing skills
  • Efficient
  • Work independently or in teams
  • Logical thinking

Personal Attributes associated with Accounting:

  • Achievement
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Independence
  • Recognition and appreciation from others
  • Skill with numbers
  • Analytical and logical thinking
  • Capacity for precision, detail and order
  • Ability to frame inquiry and respond objectively
  • Patience
  • Integrity
  • Thoroughness
  • Imagination

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