Most accounting managers list "procedures," "general ledger accounts," and "financial statements" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important accounting manager responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an accounting manager. We found that 73.0% of accounting managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most accounting managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine accounting managers were not college graduates.
The accounting managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied accounting and business, while a small population of accounting managers studied finance and management.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an accounting manager. We've found that most accounting manager resumes include experience from Robert Half International, Job Corps, and Kforce. Of recent, Robert Half International had 272 positions open for accounting managers. Meanwhile, there are 25 job openings at Job Corps and 20 at Kforce.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, accounting managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Google, HERE Holding, and SS&C; Technologies. Take Google for example. The median accounting manager salary is $154,135. At HERE Holding, accounting managers earn an average of $139,404, while the average at SS&C; Technologies is $135,003. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Robert Half International, Marriott International, and Federal Home Loan Mortgage. These three companies have hired a significant number of accounting managers from these institutions.
In general, accounting managers fulfill roles in the manufacturing and technology industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the accounting manager annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $108,446 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and health care industries pay $100,266 and $99,365 respectively. This means that accounting managers who are employed in the technology industry make 27.1% more than accounting managers who work in the professional Industry.