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What are successful accounting personality types, traits, or profile?

accounting personality traits


(Agent, JKS Solutions, Inc.) |

Personalities who can deal well under a lot of pressure while being criticized mercilously while maintaining the ability to listen for content and not overreact to micro managing instruction. Personalities who do not get emotional if they need to redo something 92 times to meet the expectations of the 5 managers they work for.

Sound familiar?

If you need a specific list you will find there are personality trait examples provided by job type in a federal database. Usually your unemployment office can tell you what that link is.

But if you google you will find it also.

Title: Accountant
(Accountant, SELF EMPLOYEED) |

Valerie, I totally agree with you.

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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP) |

It very much depends on what you seek.

If you are looking for a business partner --The most successful Accounting individuals I have worked with had the ability to take GAAP rules and convert them to common speak for line Managers. An Accountant that quotes line and verse of GAAP is technically correct but hiding behind the rules, which encompasses every permutation of business, in additon to yours. Quoting the rules tends to create frustration.

If you are looking to submit documents to the SEC -- I only want GAAP line and verse, because if we get questioned, you need to defend your actions.

Both are very important.

Kathleen Reardon
Title: Controller
Company: South Shore YMCA
(Controller, South Shore YMCA) |

Different positions require different apptitudes. I like a well-rounded team where we have a mix of apptitudes that balance each other out. In management positions the ability to explain GAAP to non-financial personnel and the soft skills needed to work cross funtionally are invaluable. I view the whole organization as a "team" and I think that has always served me well..


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