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Career Map - Industry/Manufacturing Sector

Career Path to Becoming A CPA
Industrial/Manufacturing Sector

Experience Example Paths

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Foundation/Intermediate Level Experience

  • Bookkeeping

  • Clerical duties

  • Data entry

  • Transaction processing

  • General/junior level accounting

  • Bank GL reconciliations

  • Data entry

  • Inventory

  • Invoices, payable, receivables

  • Payroll and coding

  • Preparing financial statements, budgets

  • Posting journal entries


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Professional Level Experience  

  • Senior level accounting

  • Business and variance analysis

  • Prepares and reviews statements

  • Manages investment portfolio

  • Supervises and manages employees

  • System implementation

  • Reviews policies and procedures

  • Project leader

  • Senior business analyst

  • Responsible for financial operations, financial systems, and financial planning

  • Liaises with senior auditors, (internal and external)

  • Cost benefit analysis

  • Accounting standards conversion

  • Reviews journal entries prepared by junior staff

  • Management Accounting

  • Price and market analysis

  • Business and process analysis

  • Re-engineering and restructuring

  • Internal audit

  • Financial analysis

  • Process or project cost models

  • Senior level accounting

  • Budget analysis

  • Strategic planning analysis

  • Senior policy analysis

  • Re-engineering and restructuring

  • Internal auditing and marketing models

  • Net present value, internal rate of return, and lease vs. purchase analysis