FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become A Reporting Specialist

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Reporting Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $58,920

    Average Salary

What Does A Reporting Specialist Do

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

Duties

Computer network support specialists typically do the following:

  • Test and evaluate existing network systems
  • Perform regular maintenance to ensure that networks operate correctly
  • Troubleshoot local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Internet systems

Computer network support specialists, also called technical support specialists, usually work in their organization’s IT department. They help IT staff analyze, troubleshoot, and evaluate computer network problems. They play an important role in the routine maintenance of their organization’s networks such as performing file backups on the network. Maintenance can be performed daily, weekly, or monthly and is important to an organization’s disaster recovery efforts. Solving an IT problem promptly is important because organizations depend on their network systems. Network support specialists may assist the organization’s computer users through phone, email, or in-person visits. They often work under network and computer systems administrators, who handle more complex tasks.

Computer user support specialists typically do the following:

  • Pay attention to customers’ descriptions of their computer problems
  • Ask customers questions to properly diagnose the problem
  • Walk customers through the recommended problem-solving steps
  • Set up or repair computer equipment and related devices
  • Train users to work with new computer hardware or software, such as printers, word-processing software, and email
  • Provide other team members and managers in the organization with information about what gives customers the most trouble and about other concerns customers have

Computer user support specialists, also called help-desk technicians, usually provide technical help to non-IT computer users. They respond to phone and email requests for help. They can usually help users remotely, but they also may make site visits so that they can solve a problem in person.

Help-desk technicians may solve a range of problems that vary with the industry and the particular firm. Some technicians work for large software companies or for support service firms and must give instructions to business customers on how to use business-specific programs such as an electronic health records program used in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Sometimes they work with other technicians to resolve problems.

Other help-desk technicians work in call centers, answering simpler questions from non-business customers. They may walk customers through basic steps in re-establishing an Internet connection or troubleshooting household IT products such as a Wi-Fi router.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Reporting Specialist

Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.

Education

Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a postsecondary degree. Applicants who have taken some computer-related classes are often qualified. For computer network support specialists, many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Large software companies that provide support to business users who buy their products or services often require a bachelor’s degree. Positions that are more technical are likely to require a degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information science, but for others, the applicant’s field of study is less important.

To keep up with changes in technology, many computer support specialists continue their education throughout their careers.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge of and best practices required by computer support specialists. Companies may require their computer support specialists to hold certifications in the products the companies use.

Advancement

Many computer support specialists advance to other information technology positions, such as network and computer systems administrators and software developers. Some become managers in the computer support services department. Some organizations provide paths for support specialists to move into other parts of the organization, such as sales. For more information, see the profiles on network and computer systems administrators and software developers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic. They must often help people who are frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.

Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problems that their customers are describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation.

Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and solve them.

Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solutions to computer problems in a way that a nontechnical person can understand.

Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for employees and customers, as well as real-time web chat interactions.

Show More

Show Less

Reporting Specialist jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Reporting Specialist Career Paths

Reporting Specialist
Senior Finance Analyst Controller General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Reporting Analyst Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Finance Analyst
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Finance Manager Sales Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Reporting Manager Assistant Controller Senior Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Specialist Account Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Finance And Reporting Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Controller General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Project Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Reporting Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Reporting Analyst Senior Analyst Senior Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Finance And Reporting Analyst Accounting Manager Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Consultant
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Specialist Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Show More

Reporting Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

56.5%

Male

41.2%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

78.0%

Hispanic or Latino

9.9%

Asian

9.4%

Unknown

1.9%

Black or African American

0.8%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.6%

French

14.1%

Cantonese

7.0%

Italian

5.6%

Chinese

5.6%

Mandarin

4.2%

Vietnamese

2.8%

Hindi

2.8%

Russian

2.8%

Portuguese

2.8%

Urdu

2.8%

Gujarati

1.4%

Dutch

1.4%

Korean

1.4%

Ukrainian

1.4%

Dari

1.4%

Bengali

1.4%

Thai

1.4%

Greek

1.4%

Burmese

1.4%
Show More

Reporting Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.8%

Wilmington University

7.0%

Ohio State University

5.4%

Strayer University

5.4%

University of Massachusetts - Boston

4.8%

University of Delaware

4.8%

American University

4.8%

Webster University

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.3%

Northern Illinois University

4.3%

Boston University

4.3%

Northeastern University

4.3%

Illinois State University

3.8%

Howard University

3.8%

DePaul University

3.8%

Wayne State University

3.2%

Pace University - New York

3.2%

Temple University

3.2%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.2%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.2%
Show More
Majors

Business

32.2%

Accounting

17.0%

Finance

11.7%

Computer Science

4.1%

Psychology

3.5%

Computer Information Systems

3.5%

Criminal Justice

2.8%

Economics

2.7%

Marketing

2.5%

Management

2.4%

English

2.3%

Political Science

2.0%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

Information Technology

2.0%

Communication

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

General Studies

1.5%

Nursing

1.5%

Education

1.4%

Management Information Systems

1.4%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

46.8%

Masters

21.2%

Other

17.1%

Associate

9.4%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.2%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Reporting Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager of Regulatory Reporting Specialists Team Axiom Software Laboratories New York, NY Feb 12, 2015 $142,000
Analytics & Reporting Specialist Manager Deloitte Services LP TN Aug 08, 2016 $140,000
Reporting Specialist Ventera Corporation Reston, VA May 06, 2014 $122,886
Reporting Specialist Ventera Corporation Reston, VA Aug 06, 2012 $120,016 -
$130,000
SR. Reporting & Analytics Specialists of Device Lifecycle Programs T-Mobile USA, Inc. Bellevue, WA Oct 19, 2016 $118,706 -
$130,000
Director, Financial Reporting Specialist UBS Financial Services Inc. Weehawken, NJ Oct 08, 2016 $117,500 -
$165,000
Senior Regulatory Reporting Specalist Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. New York, NY Dec 09, 2016 $115,000
Senior Cognos Reporting Specialist American General Life Insurance Company Los Angeles, CA Nov 12, 2015 $114,837
Reporting & Analytics Specialist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2014 $110,000
Senior Regulatory Reporting Specalist Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. New York, NY Dec 09, 2016 $110,000
Reporting Specialist-Epic Clarity Memorial Care-Memorial Health Services Fountain Valley, CA Jan 12, 2015 $107,994
Reporting Specialist-Epic Clarity Memorial Health Services Fountain Valley, CA Jan 21, 2015 $107,994
Senior Regulatory Reporting Specalist Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. New York, NY Dec 09, 2016 $105,000
Senior Tax Reporting Specialist Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC Boston, MA Feb 12, 2016 $101,213
Peoplesoft Reports Specialist Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. Moon, PA Nov 14, 2015 $89,499
Peoplesoft Reports Specialist Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. Moon, PA Nov 24, 2015 $89,499
BI Reporting Specialist Rohm and Haas Chemicals, LLC, A Subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company Midland, MI Jul 12, 2015 $88,920 -
$133,368
Regulatory Reporting Specialist Axiom Software Laboaratories, Inc. New York, NY Jan 15, 2015 $85,000
Regulatory Reporting Specialist Axiom Software Laboratories, Inc. Bedford, NH Jan 15, 2015 $85,000
Regulatory Reporting Specialist Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. Bedford, NH Sep 15, 2015 $85,000
Peoplesoft Reports Specialist Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. Moon, PA Nov 25, 2014 $82,500 -
$99,900
Financial Reporting Specialist HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Buffalo, NY Apr 01, 2014 $79,893
External Reporting Specialist Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, OH Jul 10, 2016 $64,314
External Reporting Specialist Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, OH Oct 15, 2015 $64,314
Shared Services Reporting Specialist Direct Energy Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $63,000
Finance Reporting Specialist UBS Financial Services Inc. Weehawken, NJ Aug 28, 2013 $62,500 -
$72,000
Regulatory Reporting Specialist Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. New York, NY Sep 02, 2014 $62,500
Specialist, Financial Reporting Citibank, N.A. New York, NY Sep 13, 2013 $62,400
External Reporting Specialist Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, OH Jan 09, 2016 $62,000 -
$70,000
Regulatory Reporting Specialist Axiom Software Laboratories Inc. New York, NY Apr 26, 2012 $60,000

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for A Reporting Specialist

FinancialStatementsNewProceduresAccessDatabasesEnsureComplianceAuditT-SqlRegulatoryCustomerServiceGeneralLedgerAccountsFinancialReportsPayrollSpecialProjectsDataEntryMonthlyReportsAssetLossSQLServerJournalEntriesPowerpointDataAnalysis

Show More

Top Reporting Specialist Skills

  1. Financial Statements
  2. New Procedures
  3. Access Databases
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Trained new hires and co-ops on the procedures needed in preparing financial statements for our clients' funds.
  • Implemented new procedures for accurate reporting.
  • Created Access databases and Excel spreadsheets for recording data and generating problem analysis reports.
  • Reviewed all technical financial issues, especially all reserves, to ensure compliance with accounting pronouncements and company policy.
  • Arranged audit requests for internal and external auditors.

Top Reporting Specialist Employers

Show More

Reporting Specialist Videos

Another Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

A Day in the Life of an ICU Nurse - Rook

Day in the life of a junior doctor

×