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Accountants - 13-2011.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Officer
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Cost Accountant
  • General Accountant
  • Project Accountant
  • Staff Accountant

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on financial matters.
  • Advise others on human resources topics.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data.
  • Analyze business or financial data.
  • Analyze financial information.
  • Appraise property values.
  • Calculate tax information.
  • Conduct financial or regulatory audits.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Evaluate condition of properties.
  • Examine financial records or processes.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Monitor inventories of products or materials.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Report information to managers or other personnel.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Audit (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Basic Financial Management Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Comptroller (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Comptrollership (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Designated Project Business Administrator (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Finance and Supply (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Finance and Supply Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Finance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Financial Management (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Financial Management Resource Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Resource Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Financial Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Financial Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Financial Management Technician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Financial Manager (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Fiscal Operations (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Comptroller (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internal Review Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pay Clerk (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pay Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pay Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Storekeeper (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Accountant
  • Accountant, Budget
  • Accountant, Cost
  • Accountant, Property
  • Accountant, Systems
  • Accountant, Tax
  • Bursar