The key to your dream job.

When searching for a job or internship that fits your interests, using the correct keywords can be essential. Considering that I am an Accounting and Organizational Management double major, I am more interested in the bookkeeping and how the accounting and finance departments fit into the business as a whole. Since there are so many different types of accounting and so many different jobs associated with management searching for available positions can be difficult. However, I can limit my search by adding “auditing” or “tax accounting” and find potentially more suitable jobs that I’m interested in. When you see a certain job or internship that catches your eye, it’s important to look at keywords in the job description to know what the qualifications are and what they’re looking for in an applicant. By noticing these keywords you can add them into your cover letter and resume to make you stand out against your competition.

When conducting my research I noticed that a lot of the positions I originally looked at required a lot of experience. Not only do you need experience but you need a lot of skills in technology. Of all of the research that I did I noticed that the most commonly used keywords had to do with receivables, Excel, interpersonal skills, and analyzing statements.

I searched for jobs in the accounting field, but I am not entirely sure what I want to do with my degree. I chose a couple of internships and a couple of jobs that required more experience.

Job Listings

Accounting Associate at Farmers Insurance

Prepares and maintains general and subsidiary ledgers, financial records; prepares financial statements and reports for assigned companies; analyzes and interprets accounting records.

Accounting Associate Internship

We are currently recruiting for the following internship opportunities:
• Accounting Associate
Works in our Finance function supporting accounts receivable/payable and job cost accountants
Performs financial analytic assignments on projects, costs/charges, payments, etc. to ensure compliance with established company financial procedures and accepted accounting practices
Requires familiarity with accounting process and procedures, strong interpersonal skills, and high level of energy

Supporting Job Ads

Accounting Manager

http://jobs.startribune.com/job/176186/accounting-manager/

Accounting Associate

http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_farmersgroup/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=64266&localeCode=en-us&source=simplyhired.com&sourceType=PREMIUM_POST_SITE

Internal Audit Manager

http://jobs.cuofco.org/internal-audit-manager/job/4301605?source=Indeed

 

Keywords

Accounts receivable/payable, performs financial analytic assignments, strong interpersonal skills, continue to develop your skills, reconciliation of bank and general ledger accounts, prepare and analyze financial statements, maintain general and subsidiary ledger, strong Excel skills, CPA exam eligible, work effectively under multiple deadlines, auditing experience, member focused, prioritizing urgent issues, embraces and drives change, thinks/plans strategically, effective in a variety of presentation settings, practices attentive/active listening.

  • Leadership: Prioritizing urgent issues, embraces and drives change, thinks/plans strategically,
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal skills, effective in a variety of presentation settings, practices attentive/active listening
  • Experience: Reconciliation of bank and general ledger accounts, prepare and analyze financial statements, maintain general and subsidiary ledger, strong Excel skills, accounts receivable/payable, performs financial analytic assignments