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Accounting Degrees

The universal language of business, commerce and finance, accounting is perfect for students with a good head for numbers and analysis, a driving interest in business and a keen eye for detail. Accounting degrees involve learning how to measure, process, analyze and communicate financial information about an organization to a variety of concerned parties, including investors, creditors, management, regulators and the general public in order to facilitate improvements and adherence to established rules and guidelines.

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Key Skills

Common skills gained with an accounting degree include:

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting topics, skills and techniques
  • Computational and technology skills, including proficiency in accounting software
  • Enhanced quantitative skills and techniques
  • Awareness of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Understanding of regulatory issues in accounting
  • Broad and global awareness of business and economics issues and organizations
  • Understanding of ethical, legal and social responsibility in business, including accountability
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to analyze complex data sets
  • Ability to make financial decisions
  • Ability to work in a team, both in leadership and collaborative roles
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Ability to tactfully deal with sensitive information
  • Project management skills
  • Logical decision-making and strategic and creative thinking abilities
  • Time management and self-reliance
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills, aimed towards financial and non-financial audiences
  • Foreign language skills (if taking a year abroad or a foreign language module)
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