What does a Management Accountant do?

Management accountants analyze a company's historical financial data to assist in estimating future costs and revenues and create budgets and internal reports used to make business planning decisions. They gather and analyze financial information for internal use and support budgeting and funding while assisting the company in managing its investment portfolio. Management accountants assume accounting procedures responsibility and evaluate their performance using key data including income, overhead, or investments.

Management accountants forecast to assist in business planning and decision-making procedures, conduct risk assessment, and advise companies on better ways to minimize their risk. They advise companies of issues and problems and suggest relevant improvements, and sometimes supervise lower-level personnel. As strategists and decision-makers, management accountants contribute to management’s decision-making process, ensuring business growth alongside long-term success. Management accountants need a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related fields.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
54%
5 - 7
22%
8+
12%

Common Skill Sets

Audit
GAAP Accounting
Powerpoint
Excellent Communication
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IIA
Meet Deadlines
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Management Accountant Seniority Levels

Accountant
44% made the transition
Accounting Manager
23% made the transition
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