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What personal characteristics are needed for a job in accounting?

I already have my A.A. degree in a non related field. While searching for work, I came across quite a few jobs for people with accounting capabilities. I am thinking of going to school to get an Accounting certificate so that I could get an entry level job in the field. The certificate requires Accounting classes, business math, Excel and Quickbooks. What I'm wondering is what personal characteristics make this a good choice. Any advice from those in the field would be greatly appreciated!

Asked By: Anne - 7/27/2008
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You appear to be pretty interested in getting into the accounting field, I say go for it! Getting that accounting certificate is a great idea, but you may still be able to get an accounting job without it, so go ahead and apply anyway. Just let the employer know you are considering school as well... More
Answered By: Tyson R - 7/28/2008
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Strong basic math skills (not calculus, but don't be afraid of numbers) Logical and analytical thinking skills Comfortable with computers, especially spreadsheets Good typing and 10-key (adding machine) skills Good communication
Answered By: Bravo 88 - 7/27/2008
 
Determination and normal thinking power for this field. If you can do the interlinked activities like, Income Tax, VAT, Service tax etc, by way of reading the rules and acts will give you a gine placement. Normaly now a days softwares are using for accounting
Answered By: POORNAM - 7/29/2008
 
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