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Finance Associate

Job Title and Job Description

Finance Associate

I work for a company that investigates discrimination cases for government agencies. The company sends investigators to investigate a complaint. I send the clients (government agencies) the bills and call them to follow-up if they don‘t pay on time.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

The company hires investigators to investigate the discrimation claims. They are contractors (not employed directly by the company) and are paid per case. Most investigators have law degrees.

What new technology will be important?

Web-based databases, password-protected websites.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

On the job training

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Accounting courses; be good @ math.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, in high school I wanted to be a hairdresser. Worked with music and played violin for six years.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important 
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important 
Bilingual 1-Not Important  
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Creative Thinking 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 1-Not Important 
Logical Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Math 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Mechanical Understanding 1-Not Important 
Sales and Negotiation 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Scientific and Experimental 1-Not Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 1-Not Important 
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantShowing co-workers how to use new web database 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantVery important! 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
 

Interview By: DM