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Accounting Personality Quiz + Accounting Career Options

Accounting Personality Quiz + Accounting Career Options

June 30, 2023

Graduate with an ICMS Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and you will find a wide range of accounting career options available to you.

Take this Personality Quiz to see if the accounting industry is the right fit for you.

How do you rate your attention to detail?

A) Excellent – I notice even the smallest errors

B) Average – I generally pay attention, but may miss some things

C) Poor – I struggle with noticing small details

Are you comfortable working with numbers and calculations?

A) Yes, I have a good grasp of numerical concepts

B) Somewhat, I may struggle with some calculations

C) No, I find numbers and calculations difficult to work with

Do you have a strong sense of persistence and accuracy?

A) Yes, I am committed to ensuring accurate financial reporting

B) Somewhat, I try to maintain accuracy but may struggle with complex problems

C) No, I struggle with remaining persistent and accurate in my work


If you got mostly As, you have what it takes to be a good accountant. You pay attention to details, can analyse well, communicate effectively, have high ethical standards, are good with numbers, persistent, and reliable.

If you mostly got Bs: You have some traits for accounting, but may need to work on developing certain skills.

If you got mostly Cs: You might have difficulty with important job skills and qualities, but you can improve them.

Accounting Career Options

Accountant: Help individuals and organisations manage their finances. Assist in keeping track of taxes, record keeping, and making sure people meet their financial obligations. Accountants usually specialise in different areas like managing money, taxes, trusts, systems, funds, or business accounting. Work in various sectors, from government institutions and big companies to small businesses and individual clients.

Management Accountant: By being expert in analysing financial, and non-financial, information, you help companies protect their future through relying on your forecasts. You keep your company ahead and help shape business strategy as you recommend how best to make use of your company’s resources.

Financial Accountant: Attention to detail and a thorough understanding of financial concepts is what is required when managing the accounting and finances of a company. Cost, productivity, margins and expense reports falls under your responsibilities.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO): As part of the C-Suite, report directly to the CFO and be responsible for handling the company’s finances. This includes managing losses and profits, budget creation, the reduction of financial risk and predicting financial outcomes.

Business Analyst: Analyse and review processes to enable a company to identify where it can operate more efficiently and smoothly.

Tax (Taxation) Accountant: Record, examine, and provide insights into tax-related and financial aspects of both companies and individuals. Be a source of truth for compliance with relevant tax regulations, and carry out assessments to assist clients in making wise investment decisions and to effectively, and legally, meet tax obligations.

Auditor: Ensure the lawful and efficient execution of a company by evaluating and analysing financial records and operations.

Forensic Accountant: Auditing and investigation combine to recognise signs of financial fraud or damage that may be relevant to legal investigations or disputes.

Investment Manager: Manage the investments of companies, funds or individuals in such as way that the maximum yields are realised with the minimum of risk. Ultimate goal? To help people grow their money through sound investment strategies.

Finance Manager: Play a crucial role in helping management make informed financial decisions. Directly support and advise the Chief Financial Officer and the executive management team through a number of important responsibilities. These include analysing financial data and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the company’s finances. Be skilled in risk management, carefully assessing and minimizing financial risks, and be on the lookout for new opportunities to increase revenue and reduce costs.

These are just a few examples of the many roles available in the incredibly diverse and global accounting industry.

How do you prepare to take advantage of Accounting Career Options?

Any of the above roles require an accounting bachelor degree, and most require further training and study.

The ICMS Bachelor of Business (Accounting) provides you with the skills and experience to pursue a career in any business field, without restricting your job opportunities to a specific area within the accounting profession.

This degree caters to the requirements of the industry and job market, aiming to produce entry-level professionals who are equipped with foundational business skills, as well as in-depth knowledge in various aspects of accounting.

The degree has received accreditation from professional accounting bodies such as Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This serves as a strong validation of its quality and standards.

To find out more about the ICMS Bachelor of Business (Accounting), click here.

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