What is the difference between a staff accountant and a regular accountant?
Are the job qualifications different as well as job descriptions?
Asked By: dmwong18 - 4/24/2007
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A staff accountant is an entry level position. As a hiring manager once explained in one of my Accounting classes "a staff accountant doesn't know anything about the real world, that person is here to learn. The Sr staff accountant has learned how to work the adding machine and is working towards finding their niche... More
Answered By: Sharon - 4/27/2007
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As far as i know a staff accountant works for a company while a regular accoutant works for an outside accounting firm. Generly the staff accountant will know more about whatever business field the company is in and the regualr accountant will have a better general knowledge of accounting.
Answered By: spacemonkey1958 - 4/24/2007
The previous answer was pretty good. However, I'd hesitate to say that there is such a thing as a "regular" accountant. But a staff accountant is an entry level position at an accounting firm. At an accounting firm you often choose between the audit, tax or consulting department, and you usually develop a specialty in... More
Answered By: city_savvy - 4/24/2007
A staff accountant deals mainly with a company's accounting department, knowledgable in all facets for that particular company. An accountant is trained in many other facets of genersl accounting.
Answered By: renosux - 4/24/2007
Yeah, Sharon the Gov't is stingy with titles and the private sector in generous with them.
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