Is there such title as Accounting Analyst?

Does anyone know if there's such title as Accounting Analyst? I've heard of Financial Analysts which is something some of my friends are doing. What does an Accounting Analyst and how is it different from Staff Accountant or Jr. Accountant or Financial Analyst? My goal is to become a Financial Analyst and I'm currently offered a job title that says "Accounting Analyst" will this help with my resume for FA?

Asked By: Sophie8825 - 2/8/2010
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Sure, why not have such a title? The key to the whole thing is what are the duties and responsibilities of the position. Different companies may have different definitions for the title. My guess is that an account analyst, staff accountant or Jr. accountant could easily have the same duties and responsibilities... More
Answered By: BD in NM - 2/8/2010
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An accounting analyst works with organizations to ensure ongoing financial transactions are following best practices and built on a strong foundation. They are normally part of an outsourced team and can serve in a controller capacity to oversee bookkeepers or simply support existing accounting efforts.
Answered By: KJ - 2/10/2010
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