"reconciliations," "customer service," and "account reconciliations" aren't the only skills we found accounting analysts list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of accounting analyst responsibilities that we found, including:
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We've found that 73.9% of accounting analysts have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 11.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming an accounting analyst. While it's true that most accounting analysts have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine accounting analysts did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those accounting analysts who do attend college, typically earn either a accounting degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for accounting analysts include a finance degree or a economics degree.
When you're ready to become an accounting analyst, you might wonder which companies hire accounting analysts. According to our research through accounting analyst resumes, accounting analysts are mostly hired by Robert Half, BNY Mellon, and Armstrong World Industries. Now is a good time to apply as Robert Half has 40 accounting analysts job openings, and there are 16 at BNY Mellon and 15 at Armstrong World Industries.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, accounting analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at Google, The Citadel, and Apollo Global Management. Take Google for example. The median accounting analyst salary is $116,269. At The Citadel, accounting analysts earn an average of $103,634, while the average at Apollo Global Management is $102,294. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at BNY Mellon, Robert Half, and Fidelity Investments. These three companies have hired a significant number of accounting analysts from these institutions.
The industries that accounting analysts fulfill the most roles in are the finance and professional industries. But the highest accounting analyst annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $66,550. In the technology industry they make $63,380 and average about $62,801 in the energy industry. In conclusion, accounting analysts who work in the finance industry earn a 32.5% higher salary than accounting analysts in the hospitality industry.