Top Public Accountant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Public Accountant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Public Accountant resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.2% of Public Accountant resumes contained Financial Statements as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Public Accountant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Public Accountant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Statements

high Demand
Here's how Financial Statements is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Compiled financial statements and prepared corporate and individual tax returns* Clients included small retailers, manufacturers, restaurants, and service companies
  • Prepared financial statements and issued audit reports for corporations and non-profit organizations.
  • Prepared formal financial statements for use by lending institutions.
  • Prepared monthly/quarterly financial statements for over 20 companies.
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and related budgets.
  • Prepared financial statements and supervised accounting staff.
  • Prepared financial statements under consulting contract.
  • Prepared and audited financial statements.
  • Organized business records for a variety of clients by preparing bank reconciliation, financial statements, payroll records and tax returns.
  • Assisted small businesses with their accounting systems, financial statements, income tax returns, tax planning, investment decisions.
  • Compiled Financial Statements for many clients including 5 non-profits and one of the largest pizza stores in a national franchise.
  • Entered and maintained budgets for each association and prepared monthly financial statements and cash flow reports for each company.
  • Prepared all types of tax forms, including income tax returns, sales tax and financial statements.
  • Assisted in the preparation of financial statements, financial analysis & reporting, and risk management.
  • Reviewed tax returns, reports and financial statements to ensure proper remittance of state taxes.
  • Prepared financial statements, corporate and individual tax returns, and estimated tax projections.
  • Prepared client financial statements, corporate, partnership, and individual income tax returns.
  • Prepared and reviewed Corporate and Personal Tax Returns, along with Financial Statements.
  • Prepared comparative financial statements and audit field work for a variety of businesses.
  • Prepared yearly financial statements and help the businesses declaring the monthly taxes.

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2. CPA

high Demand
Here's how CPA is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Assisted JMA Chartered and Terri Winters CPA with multiple projects.
  • worked with Local CPA Firm, Assistant Controller for Private School, Internal Auditor for Savings and Loan.
  • Produced financial statements and all supporting documentations for governmental agencies and the yearly independent CPA audit.
  • Performed reconciliation of cash/checking account, and identified discrepancy that CPA firm could not previously identify.
  • Monitored internal control procedures regulated by corporation and assisted outside CPA firm on year-end audit.
  • Provided accounting services for a CPA firm specializing in management advisory services and forensic accounting

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3. Tax Compliance

high Demand
Here's how Tax Compliance is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Managed financial reporting department responsible for financial statements, tax compliance and various financial reports, including budgets and variance analysis.
  • Experienced in foreign clients reporting requirements including non-resident tax compliance and foreign tax form preparation.
  • Skilled at international tax compliance; identifying filing requirements and completing foreign informational tax forms.
  • Conducted tax research for individual and corporation and correspondences including foreign tax compliance.
  • Identified, gathered and reviewed information necessary to satisfy the tax compliance requirements.
  • Researched and investigated tax compliance issues resulting from internal and external correspondences.

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4. Internal Controls

high Demand
Here's how Internal Controls is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Worked with clients to build internal controls, set up accounting software and write policies for their company.
  • Audited clients' internal controls, accounting procedures, financial product valuations, and critical accounts.
  • Evaluated, developed, and implemented systems of internal controls and back office operations.
  • Assessed internal controls, performed monthly balance sheet, and income statement.
  • Analyzed and improved clients' internal controls.
  • Participated in planning and implementing business policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls, including adherence to budget control.

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5. Real Estate

high Demand
Here's how Real Estate is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Managed monthly/annual closings, billing and collection of manufacturing coupon receivables, trade marketing contract reporting and real estate subsidiary accounting.
  • Prepared financial statements and appropriate disclosures for entities such as real estate investment properties, merchandise/retail businesses and other small businesses.
  • Well-rounded exposure to banking, insurance, real estate, manufacturing and strong involvement in not-for-profit organizations, primarily Catholic Schools.
  • Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations for management and real estate entities.
  • Performed audits, reviews, and compilations for not-for-profit government-funded organizations, manufacturing companies and real estate companies.
  • Audited operational and financial statements of medium and large manufacturing firms, real estate firms and municipalities.

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6. Payroll

high Demand
Here's how Payroll is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Provided customer support including verifying checks and answering questions relative to account balances and payroll status.
  • Performed daily payroll functions including initiating client debits and processing employee payroll.
  • Assisted with audits, prepared tax returns for clients, performed outsourced services such as bookkeeping, payroll and tax reports.
  • Involved in analysis work in order to incorporate recruiting, performance and learn functionality offered by Taleo_Fusion within CAPPS HR/Payroll System.
  • Helped start up companies to create bookkeeping, payroll, inventory control, accounts payable and management protocols and services.
  • Prepared income tax, estate tax, sales tax, payroll tax, bookkeeping, auditing, and research.
  • Entered and assembled various tax returns for personal tax, business tax, sales tax, and payroll tax.
  • Prepared and reviewed income tax returns, sales tax returns, payroll tax returns and property tax returns.
  • Prepared tax returns for Individuals, Partnerships, Corporations, Quarterly 1099 payroll tax and W-2 reporting.
  • Prepared corporate, individual, payroll tax returns and federal, state, local estimated tax payments.
  • Maintained and prepared payroll tax withholding, returns, tax impounds, 1099's and W-2's.
  • Processed payroll and quarterly payroll reports, sales tax reports, and bookkeeping for 40 plus clients.
  • Processed quarterly and annual payroll tax returns to include W2's and 1099's where applicable.
  • Implemented and maintained periodic payroll services molded to satisfy needs of each company and its employees.
  • Produced and filed electronically sales tax, payroll tax and individual and corporate tax returns.
  • Assisted with the preparation of personal tax returns and all payroll requirements for medical professionals.
  • Trained and supervised employees on tasks such as weekly payrolls and the monthly write-up accounts.
  • Processed monthly and quarterly compilations, as well as payroll and general journal entries.
  • Directed and supervised staff in payroll and accounts payable; evaluated work performance.
  • Prepared all related payroll and sales tax reports, 1099s, and W-2s.

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7. Quickbooks

high Demand
Here's how Quickbooks is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Reduced time and costs and increased efficiency by introducing new accounting procedures and implementing the use of QuickBooks software.
  • Automated clients' accounting system to QuickBooks resulting in reduced expenses and errors.
  • Trained new employees on QuickBooks and Pro Systems.
  • Provided QuickBooks software training to clients.
  • Utilized multiple accounting software packages: Prosystems, Auditvision, QuickBooks, and various research software products.
  • Streamlined The Building Group by transitioning bookkeeping methodology from Microsoft Excel to QuickBooks with a positive effect on budgetary guidelines.

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8. General Ledger

high Demand
Here's how General Ledger is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Performed write-ups, analysis of general ledger, adjusting journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Managed bank and general ledger reconciliation and processed payroll.
  • Maintained chart of accounts, vendor accounts, fixed asset accounts and inventory accounts in the general ledger.
  • Provided audit, review, compilation, and general ledger accounting services to for-profit and not-for-profit clients.
  • Processed payroll, payroll tax, sales tax, account reconciliations & post to general ledger.
  • Performed all facets of payroll, bookkeeping including bank reconciliations and monthly general ledgers.
  • Performed monthly, quarterly and yearly compilations to reconcile the client's general ledger.
  • Completed and maintenance of general ledgers and financial reports.
  • Maintained fixed asset and general ledger schedules.
  • Managed multiple client general ledgers.
  • Advanced skills in Accounts receivables, payables and general ledger analysis.
  • Converted general ledger accounts from Peachtree to QuickBooks

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9. Journal Entries

high Demand
Here's how Journal Entries is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared all journal entries to finalize results and reconciled results prior to public earnings release.
  • Maintained GL Liability Accounts & prepared Journal Entries, improving accuracy and balanced GL.
  • Maintained a chart of accounts and submitted journal entries using SAP
  • Prepared year-end journal entries and managed year-end closing procedures.
  • Drafted general journal entries for clients.
  • Reconciled and analyzed daily banking transactions and journal entries.

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10. Gaap

high Demand
Here's how Gaap is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Generated financial statements according to GAAP regulations.
  • Reviewed and compiled quarterly and annual financial statements on GAAP, cash, accrual, and tax basis.
  • Translated for financial reporting purposes the statements of foreign subsidiaries to US GAAP and US currency reporting.
  • Prepared balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements in conformity with GAAP.
  • Designed, coordinated, and executed external audit procedures in accordance with GAAP.
  • Developed a strong knowledge in GAAP and tax accounting.

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11. Account Reconciliations

high Demand
Here's how Account Reconciliations is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared monthly journal entries Perform monthly bank account reconciliations Served as fill-in for Income Auditor/Paymaster Participated in monthly inventory and cashier audits
  • Trained, motivated and partnered with associates at 95 retail locations to manage separate receivable accounts and associated monthly account reconciliations.
  • Managed month-end requirements, including financial statement analysis, entry adjustment, and bank account reconciliations for multiple companies.
  • Reported status of aged variances to executive management Performed liability account reconciliations and processed journal entries Accounting business process refinement team lead
  • Maintained Access databases ensuring their accuracy and completeness for the purpose of posting automated general ledger entries and prepare account reconciliations.
  • Provided standard financial and accounting functions; including, account reconciliations, general account entries/transfers and complex analysis of accounting data.

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12. Small Business

average Demand
Here's how Small Business is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared monthly accounting reports for small businesses in service and manufacturing.
  • Provided accounting/bookkeeping services to small business clients.
  • Provided guidance and prepared loan packages for several small business clients seeking refinancing and discounted pay-offs for their senior debts.
  • Conducted audits and prepared tax returns for small businesses and related individuals.
  • Interfaced with various taxpayers from the small businesses to large corporations.
  • Advised small business clients on Government contracts.
  • Created & managed budgets for 20+ small businesses.
  • Developed processes to efficiently manage small businesses and researching information for various public accounting needs.

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13. Tax Season

average Demand
Here's how Tax Season is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Worked as Secretary and Accounting assistant, Data entry during Tax seasons.
  • Worked part time with bookkeeping during tax season
  • Developed and implemented procedures that almost eliminated tax season overtime during the 2002 season.
  • Provided contract tax preparation and accounting services during tax season; became familiar with ProSystemFX
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained calendar for accountant during busy tax season.
  • Prepared individual and corporate tax returns using Pro-Series and during tax season

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14. Balance Sheet

average Demand
Here's how Balance Sheet is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Audited all the balance sheet and income statements accounts of the client's trial balance, proposing appropriate adjusting journal entries.
  • Prepared Quarterly and Year-end Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash flow Footnote package for external auditors.
  • Coordinated balance sheet and income statement variance reports.
  • Reconciled balance sheet accounts including receivables, fixed assets, payables, and other short and long term liabilities.
  • Performed and assisted with month-end close procedures, including preparation of monthly balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations.
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.

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15. IRS

average Demand
Here's how IRS is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Worked closely with the IRS, MS State Tax Commission and Federal Bankruptcy courts.
  • Monitored legislative affairs of the Texas House and State Senate; !
  • Handled tax matters with the IRS for clients and business owners.
  • Assisted clients with IRS correspondence, accounting and recording business transactions.
  • Planned and supervised accounting firm's first casino audit.
  • Represented clients to communicate with the IRS.

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16. SOX

average Demand
Here's how SOX is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Handled their Fixed Asset and ensured SOX compliance.
  • Prepared daily SOX audit documentation, ensuring that bank account activity had been reconciled and to identify any outstanding variances.
  • Communicated audit results and prepared written documentation/reports as it relates to SOX, disclosing all significant deficiencies to management.
  • Spearheaded implementation of quarterly internal audit controls to become in compliance with SOX regulations as well as internal regulations.
  • Participated in company s SOX implementation framework and ongoing compliance procedures as related to the general accounting function.
  • Completed Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) documentation and reporting requirements; reviewed and verified compliance within accounting department.

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17. Non-Profit Organization

average Demand
Here's how Non-Profit Organization is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared tax returns for corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations and individuals.
  • Filed federal and state tax returns for individuals and non-profit organizations.
  • Performed financial audits of government agencies, non-profit organizations, grant receiving entities and small business corporations.
  • Examined financial statement accounts and prepared income tax returns for manufacturing, retail and non-profit organizations.
  • Performed various auditing procedures for local governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and non-public companies.
  • Assigned to audit engagements involving manufacturing, rental properties, non-profit organizations and distributors.

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18. Corporate Clients

average Demand
Here's how Corporate Clients is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Represented corporate clients during IRS and state of Illinois income, sales, and payroll tax audits.
  • Created and maintained the books of various corporate clients in numerous industries.
  • Advised corporate clients on investment decisions and accounting systems.
  • Recorded end of year adjustments for corporate clients.
  • Prepared financial statement information for multiple corporate clients, including government contracting corporations.
  • Completed accurate and timely financial statement preparation and tax returns for corporate clients.

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19. Annual Reports

average Demand
Here's how Annual Reports is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared and distributed dividends, quarterly/annual reports and tax returns to limited partnership participants.
  • Supervised administrative assistants in preparation of annual reports and computerized tax returns.
  • Assembled documentation for preparation & filing of state/federal tax returns and state annual reports.
  • Accounted for extensions, quarterly payments, annual reports and quarterly tests.
  • Prepared property tax returns, annual reports, business professional occupational license returns, and payroll tax returns.
  • Prepared & reviewed various tax filings; Annual reports, Intangible Tax, Sales and Use Tax.

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20. Tax Forms

average Demand
Here's how Tax Forms is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Helped prepare individual state and federal tax forms
  • Administrated A/R and 1099 tax forms.
  • Reconciled patient receipts Performed bank reconciliations Prepared payroll and related tax forms Prepared client's corporate and individual tax returns
  • Prepared tax forms for monthly sales tax/lease-related transactions.
  • Prepared data on relevant tax forms for comprehensive understanding.
  • Gained valuable expertise of non profit accounting systems and irregularities, such as dues classification, donations, and tax forms.

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21. Financial Records

average Demand
Here's how Financial Records is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Maintained various agencies financial records.
  • Analyzed, reconciled and maintain financial records.
  • Maintained small business financial records & prepared quarterly and annual tax returns; Prepared and electronically filed individual income tax returns.
  • Tasked with maintaining and controlling General Ledger accounts, organizational business transactions, and meticulous review and resolution of financial records.
  • Tasked with maintaining and controlling General Ledger accounts, organizational business transactions, and meticulous review and resolution of financial records.
  • Audited financial records of six school districts efficiently and accurately, developing an understanding of municipal and fund accounting concepts quickly.

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22. Peoplesoft

average Demand
Here's how Peoplesoft is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Automated monthly expense allocations using PeopleSoft financial software module, which generated automatic journal entries and eliminated a time-consuming manual process.
  • Supported the implementation of a new reporting repository, PeopleSoft Global Consolidations, prepared data uploads and validated historical information.
  • Participated in PeopleSoft integration with DePaul s database as well as assisted in PeopleSoft training sessions to administrative staff.
  • Checked and entered appropriate depreciation and amortization of fixed assets, tenant improvements, and leasing commissions on PeopleSoft.
  • Handled general ledger accounts, prepared recurring and adjusting journal entries using PeopleSoft, and analyzed operating reports.
  • Coordinated PeopleSoft system to other departments and worked closely with internal reporting customers on their reporting needs.

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23. Bank Accounts

low Demand
Here's how Bank Accounts is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Trained, prepared and maintained auditing working papers, bookkeeping, bank accounts reconciliations, inventory stocks and financial reports.
  • Reconciled several bank accounts, making journal entries to correct any variances.
  • Processed all credit card transactions and reconciled all bank accounts.
  • Reconciled multiple bank accounts and analyzed Corporate accounts to provide variance explanations to Corporate Department Managers and Senior Management.
  • Performed detail analysis and reconciliation of complex multiple depository bank accounts to insure internal control over sales revenue and cash receipts.
  • Performed accounting duties including reconciling bank accounts, making journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts and preparing financial statements.

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24. Potential Clients

low Demand
Here's how Potential Clients is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Created proposals and marketing campaign materials for potential clients in coordination with partners, directors and senior managers.
  • Serviced more than 500 existing customers and developed leads for approximately 2000 more potential clients.
  • Managed company-wide calling campaigns and followed up with potential clients.
  • Followed up with potential clients about their initial appointments.
  • Contacted potential clients to schedule appointments.
  • Scheduled appointments (outbound calls) using good social and professional customer skill services to encapture a potential clients interest.

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25. W-2

low Demand
Here's how W-2 is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared federal and state tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations.-Prepared 1099s and W-2s.-Compiled and reviewed financial statements.
  • Reconciled and prepared year-end analysis for W-2 processing.
  • Prepared W-2 annual reconciliations and audited financial information.
  • Assisted in tax preparation - computer input of basic tax information, including W-2's, 1099's and K-1's.
  • Prepared corporation's tax returns for 15 companies & subsidiaries and handled 30 employees' W-2 and 1099 forms.
  • Managed employee taxable events and gross-up calculation for inclusion on annual W-2.

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26. Windows

low Demand
Here's how Windows is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Automated financial reporting from an outdated DOS to a Windows-based computer system.

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27. Federal Agencies

low Demand
Here's how Federal Agencies is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared various reports to state and federal agencies including Dun and Bradstreet.

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28. Non-Profit Entities

low Demand
Here's how Non-Profit Entities is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Assisted in conducting and completing audits of county and city governments, school districts, and non-profit entities.
  • Assisted in audits of commercial and non-profit entities.
  • Audited government, private and non-profit entities.
  • Completed tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and non-profit entities.
  • Prepared tax returns for individuals, businesses and non-profit entities.

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29. Loss Statements

low Demand
Here's how Loss Statements is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Identified deviations in profit and loss statements and solicited responses from staff and operations resulting in accurate financial information.
  • Generated payroll for all employees also prepared company financial statements including maintaining month end profit and loss statements.
  • Performed all accounting responsibilities two manufacturing facilities * Responsible for Profit/Loss statements and detailed account analysis.
  • Compiled consolidated financial statements including general ledger journal entries, and profit and loss statements.
  • Prepared Profit and Loss statements to analyze each hotel individually or as a consolidated division.
  • Analyzed monthly preliminary profit and loss statements, and made necessary adjustments before finalization.

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30. SQL

low Demand
Here's how SQL is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Generated Business Objects Reports by using Free Hand SQL as a data provider when universe did not contain necessary data.
  • Planned, Configured, Installed and Maintained for SQL Server in Clustered (Multi-Node) and Non-Clustered environments.
  • Created complex reports using user-defined functions, condition objects and aggregate aware functions for SQL enhancement.
  • Involved in defining DAO interfaces and writing SQL Queries.
  • Implemented Resource Governor on SQL Server 2008R2.
  • Utilized Embedded SQL, Dynamic SQL and DB2 Ad-hoc Reporting6.

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31. Expense Accounts

low Demand
Here's how Expense Accounts is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Submitted monthly financial reports for CEO: analysis departmental expense accounts, resolved discrepancies, updated depreciation schedule.
  • Provided end-to-end management of monthly analysis for capital expenditures and various income and expense accounts.
  • Analyzed balance sheet and operating expense accounts for monthly activity, ensuring accuracy and conformity.
  • Assisted leadership with Audit Mitigation points, directly relating to capitalization and expense accounts.
  • Audited general ledger expense accounts to ensure capital items are handled within company policy.
  • Created spreadsheets for management and auditors that reflected detailed information for different expense accounts.

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32. LLC

low Demand
Here's how LLC is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared federal and State tax returns, estimates, and extensions for individuals, partnerships, LLCs, S-corporations and C-corporations.
  • Prepared federal and state income tax returns for S-Corporations and LLC's with annual receipts more than $10,000,000.
  • Provided domestic federal and state compliance and planning for all tax entities of Corning Cable Systems, LLC.
  • Prepared and filed Corporate, Partnership, LLC, Tax Exempt, and Individual Income Tax Returns.
  • Prepared various federal and state income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and LLC entities.
  • Prepared tax returns for C-corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, LLC, LLP, and individual clients.

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33. Audit Engagements

low Demand
Here's how Audit Engagements is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Planned, performed and drafted reports for audit engagements.
  • Developed my leadership ability through managing audit engagements and multiple team members.
  • Performed audit engagements under the supervision of seniors and managers.
  • Acted in a supervisory capacity on select audit engagements.
  • Performed audit engagements for a diverse of business types, including manufacturing, financial services, and wholesale distributors
  • Prepared and maintained budget analysis for audit engagements.

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34. Financial Institutions

low Demand
Here's how Financial Institutions is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared financial statements to support business client's financial reporting to banks and other financial institutions.
  • Conducted monthly accounting services, payroll tax reporting, and audits of financial institutions for a diverse client base.
  • Performed analysis of financial statements for use by financial institutions and clients.
  • Provided external audit services for financial institutions and small manufacturing clients.
  • Audited financial institutions, manufacturing companies, municipalities and construction projects.
  • Enrolled in the Financial Services Group, taking part in several audits of financial institutions, mostly leasing companies and banks.

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35. Financial Transactions

low Demand
Here's how Financial Transactions is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Reviewed agencies financial transactions to ensure proper use of funds and ensure related taxes are paid on time.
  • Monitored the existence of proper internal controls for financial transactions within the Institute of Practical Pedagogic and recommends improvements as needed.
  • Provided consultation services to general campus and medical center departments regarding the proper recording of financial transactions and journal entries.
  • Directed trades and ensured proper crediting of broker compensation by accurately recording financial transactions in the company commission system.
  • Analyzed business processes and financial transactions to confirm compliance with federal and state laws and established agency policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Ensured financial transactions were aligned with organizational objectives, in accordance with organizational, governmental, and donor policies and procedures.

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36. Business Requirements

low Demand
Here's how Business Requirements is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Formatted the reports as per the business requirements.
  • Developed RESTful Web Services for the project as per the business requirements.

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37. SAS

low Demand
Here's how SAS is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Managed staff in performing Sarbanes-Oxley, audit and SAS 70 Type II reviews.
  • Created multidimensional cubes using SSAS and OLAP (Creating cubes).
  • Maintained High Availability such as Replication (both Transactional and Merge replication) as far database disaster technique.
  • Involved in using SSAS datasources in SSRS reports.

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38. Proseries

low Demand
Here's how Proseries is used in Public Accountant jobs:
  • Trained new employees on ProSeries Tax software and strategies for optimal client tax savings.
  • Completed individual income tax preparations using ProSeries tax software.
  • Prepared tax returns for individuals, private corporations, partnerships, and non-profit corporations using Intuit ProSeries tax software.
  • Developed thorough tax return intake and processing knowledge of ProSeries tax software by Intuit.
  • Used ProSeries tax products to prepare federal and state tax returns
  • Prepared individual tax returns with ProSeries tax systems.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Public Accountant

Financial Statements18%
CPA18%
Tax Compliance17.5%
Internal Controls9.5%
Real Estate7.7%
Payroll7.4%
Quickbooks4%
General Ledger2.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Public Accountant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
17.2%
17.2%
2
2
CPA
CPA
17.1%
17.1%
3
3
Tax Compliance
Tax Compliance
16.7%
16.7%
4
4
Internal Controls
Internal Controls
9%
9%
5
5
Real Estate
Real Estate
7.3%
7.3%
6
6
Payroll
Payroll
7%
7%
7
7
Quickbooks
Quickbooks
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
General Ledger
General Ledger
2.3%
2.3%
9
9
Journal Entries
Journal Entries
2.3%
2.3%
10
10
Gaap
Gaap
2.2%
2.2%
11
11
Account Reconciliations
Account Reconciliations
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Small Business
Small Business
1.8%
1.8%
13
13
Tax Season
Tax Season
1.2%
1.2%
14
14
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet
1.1%
1.1%
15
15
IRS
IRS
1%
1%
16
16
SOX
SOX
0.9%
0.9%
17
17
Non-Profit Organization
Non-Profit Organization
0.6%
0.6%
18
18
Corporate Clients
Corporate Clients
0.6%
0.6%
19
19
Annual Reports
Annual Reports
0.6%
0.6%
20
20
Tax Forms
Tax Forms
0.4%
0.4%
21
21
Financial Records
Financial Records
0.4%
0.4%
22
22
Peoplesoft
Peoplesoft
0.4%
0.4%
23
23
Bank Accounts
Bank Accounts
0.4%
0.4%
24
24
Potential Clients
Potential Clients
0.4%
0.4%
25
25
W-2
W-2
0.4%
0.4%
26
26
Windows
Windows
0.4%
0.4%
27
27
Federal Agencies
Federal Agencies
0.3%
0.3%
28
28
Non-Profit Entities
Non-Profit Entities
0.3%
0.3%
29
29
Loss Statements
Loss Statements
0.3%
0.3%
30
30
SQL
SQL
0.3%
0.3%
31
31
Expense Accounts
Expense Accounts
0.2%
0.2%
32
32
LLC
LLC
0.2%
0.2%
33
33
Audit Engagements
Audit Engagements
0.2%
0.2%
34
34
Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions
0.2%
0.2%
35
35
Financial Transactions
Financial Transactions
0.2%
0.2%
36
36
Business Requirements
Business Requirements
0.2%
0.2%
37
37
SAS
SAS
0.2%
0.2%
38
38
Proseries
Proseries
0.1%
0.1%

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