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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (4)
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.
Answered By: Cute Maidel - 1/5/2014
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Earn $95/hr Bookkeeping Right From Home. Free Video Explains All!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring now near your local area. Find a job and apply now.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-316