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What is Accounting?

The American Accounting Association defines accounting as "the process of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information to permit informed judgments and decisions by users of the information."

CWU Accounting Department

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ActuaryCommodities TraderIndustrial Buyer
Assistant ControllerComputer ProgrammerInternal Auditor
AuditorConsumer Credit OfficerInternational Trade
Bank ExaminerControllerInventory Control Specialist
Benefits/CompensationCost AccountantIRS Investigator
Budgetary Control AnalystCredit and CollectionLoan Administrator
Certified Public AccountantEntrepreneurLoan/Consumer Credit
Chief Cost AccountantEstate PlannerManagement Consultant
Chief Financial OfficerAccountant, Public PracticeLawyer - Audit Manager
Budget AccountantClaim Adjuster/ExaminerFund Raiser
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Management AccountantProduction ManagerFBI Agent
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Treasury ManagementEmployment Agency CounselorFinancial Aid Director
Related Major Skills
Problem SolverAdapt well to frequent change
Team workNumerical Computation
Analyze and interpret dataCritical thinking
Work independentlyOral and written communication
Computer literacySystemizing skills
Logical thinking 

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