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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.
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
  • Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting, or other tax requirements.
  • Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
  • Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
  • Represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues.
  • Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and direct their work activities.
  • Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the description, value, and location of property.
  • Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.


  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks Hot technology ; Sage 50 Accounting Hot technology ; Sage CPAClient Checkbook; Summit Software Summit Biofuels Accounting 
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot technology ; Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Hot technology ; Qlik Tech QlikView Hot technology
  • Compliance software — ACCUCert; FLS eDP PAYROLLtax; Intrax ProcedureNet; Paisley Cardmap 
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge Hot technology
  • Data base reporting software — ADP Super Report Writer; SAP Crystal Reports Hot technology
  • Data base user interface and query software — Best Software CPAPayroll; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Structured query language SQL Hot technology ; Yardi Systems Yardi Enterprise 
  • Development environment software — eXtensible Business Reporting Language XBRL; Microsoft Visual Basic Hot technology
  • Document management software — Accutrac Records Management Software; Document management system software; OmniRIM Records Management Suite; Sage CPADocument Manager
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Notes Hot technology ; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Enterprise application integration software — SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — NetSuite ERP Hot technology ; Oracle Fusion Applications Hot technology ; Oracle PeopleSoft Financials Hot technology ; SAP Business Objects Hot technology 
  • Enterprise system management software — IBM Power Systems software Hot technology
  • Financial analysis software — Brentmark Estate Planning Quickview; Cartesis Magnitude iAnalysis; Delphi Technology Hot technology ; Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Hot technology 
  • Human resources software — ADP Workforce Now Hot technology ; CPSI EHR System; Human resource management software HRMS Hot technology ; Sage Abra HRMS
  • Information retrieval or search software — LexisNexis Hot technology
  • Inventory management software — Asset management software
  • Medical software — Epic Systems Hot technology ; Medical condition coding software Hot technology ; Medical procedure coding software Hot technology ; MEDITECH software Hot technology 
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Operating system software — Microsoft Windows
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Project management software — Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Tax preparation software — ATX Total Tax Office; CCH ProSystem fx TAX; Intuit Lacerte; Orrtax Software IntelliTax Classic 
  • Time accounting software — Payroll software
  • Transaction server software — Tumbleweed SecureTransport
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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