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Finance and Accounting - Accountant

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Prepares income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements and various other accounting statements and reports; analyzes financial reports and records, making studies or recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets and the like; conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures; may instruct or assign work to bookkeepers, accounting clerks and other employees engaged in general accounting activities; coordinates accounting matters with other departments, locations and divisions. May utilize CRT to input, retrieve or display accounting information.

Work Settings

Office setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or related field or two years college with courses in accounting, business, or equivalent experience

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average annual earnings in CNY in 2004 were $48,942.