Sample 1 - State of California

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Accountants and Auditors
(SOC Code : 13-2011)
in California

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records for the purpose of giving advice or preparing statements. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$36.86$26.31$33.50$43.47

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 2020134,000155,20021,20015.85,000

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Accountants, Certified PublicDepartment of Consumer Affairs
California Board of Accountancy
Licensing Division
www.cba.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 25,00426.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9624.7%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0462.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0542.6%
Office Administrative Services 2,1641.7%
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,8761.5%
Employment Services 6,7261.4%
Activities Related to Real Estate 7,1401.4%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 2,6461.1%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6751.1%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1701.0%
Other Financial Investment Activities 18,9851.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Computer Science
Accounting and Finance
Auditing

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals.
Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Staff Accountants; Certified Public Accountants (CPA); General Accountants; Accounting Managers; Business Analysts; Cost Accountants; Internal Auditors; Auditors-in-Charge; Assurance Managers; Assurance Seniors; Financial Auditors; and Revenue Tax Specialists.
 
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