The American Accounting Association defines accounting as "the process of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information to permit informed judgements and decisions by users of the information."

Related Career Titles

Chief Financial Officer

Certified Public Accountant

External Auditor

Internal Auditor

Financial Controller

Managerial Accountant

Financial Analyst

Financial Investment Analyst

Consumer Credit Officer

Cost Accountant

Payroll Manager

Property Accountant

Budgetary Control Analyst

Governmental Accountant

Financial Systems Analyst

Credit and Collection

Personal Financial Planner

Commercial Banker

Loan Administrator

Management Accountant

Assistant Controller

Chief Cost Accountant


Financial Consultant

Tax Specialist

Budget Accountant

Treasury Management


Related Major Skills

Problem solver

Numerical computation

Oral and written communication

Adapting well to frequent change

Analyzing and interpreting data

Computer literacy


Critical thinking

Systemizing skills


Working independently

Logical thinking