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Financial Reporting Accountant

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Prepares financial statements and reports needed for a business to comply with regulatory requirements. Organizes and presents financial reports to company managers. May assist with preparation of company tax filings; may provide reports and point of contact for auditors during an external audit of a company.

Job Outlook

There were 108 Financial Reporting Accountant job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2389 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Accountant industry, which includes the Financial Reporting Accountant career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Financial Reporting Accountant jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,326.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,432.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Financial Reporting Accountant postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $67,181.

Education and Experience

Posted Financial Reporting Accountant jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree80%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Financial Reporting Accountant jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years29%
3 to 5 years63%
6 to 8 years5%
9+ years2%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Financial Reporting Accountant positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Microsoft Excel (50%)
  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Research (43%)
  • Detail-Oriented (31%)
  • Problem Solving (26%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Accounting (97%)
  • Financial Reporting (72%)
  • Financial Statements (60%)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) (51%)
  • Public Accounting (42%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Budgeting (16%)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (12%)
  • SAP (11%)
  • Hyperion (9%)
  • Oracle (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Management Reporting (6%)
  • General Ledger Accounting (5%)
  • Revenue Recognition (4%)
  • Accruals (4%)
  • SEC Requirements (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Private Equity (1%) – marginal value $2,943
  • Corporate Finance (2%) – marginal value $1,730
  • Statutory Accounting Principles (2%) – marginal value $1,452

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Financial Reporting Accountant skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Financial Reporting Staff Accountant
  • Senior Financial Reporting Accountant
  • Regulatory Reporting Analyst
  • Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Financial Reporting Accountant jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Acca (134)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (128)
  • Ernst & Young (33)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (28)
  • Credit Suisse (18)

North Carolina

  • Credit Suisse (16)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (10)
  • Advance Auto Parts Incorporated (5)
  • Control4 (3)
  • Ingersoll Rand (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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