The Top 15 Strangest Accounting Job Titles You May Know Nothing About

From chief imagination officer to director of first impressions, without a doubt, job titles are designed to tell people what we do. But what happens when you have no idea what a job title actually means? 
Different professions seem to have a unique ability to create these confusing job titles. Accounting professionals particularly have a way of creating titles that are both generic and yet incredibly specific, leaving us to wonder what it is they actually do. If you have interest in learning a little bit more about the accounting career field, here are 15 strangest sounding job titles that you may know nothing about:

Accounting Job Titles

1. Bursar

A senior professional financial administrator within a school or university.

2. Comptroller

A management level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization.

3. Forensic Accountant

An experienced auditor, accountant, and investigator of legal and financial documents who is hired to look into possible suspicions or fraudulent activity within a company.

4. Gift Assurance Officer

Responsible for ensuring that gifts, both endowed and non-endowed, are used according to the contributors’ wishes and complies with the instructions, requests, and legislative regulations.

5. Revenue Cycle Manager

Supports the implementation of billing applications and training while providing analysis of key company performance data.

6. Actuary

A professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty while providing expert assessments of financial security systems.

7. Cash Management Officer

Is responsible for identifying and analyzing cash management products while also supporting the sales process to business customers and prospective clients.

8. Claims Adjuster

Typically investigates insurance claims to determine the extent of the company's liability.

9. Fraud Detection Supervisor

Investigates fraud alerts or claims in order to determine what action needs to be taken.

10. Risk Management Supervisor

Assists in the risk management functions related to account problems, delinquencies, etc.

11. Sales Estimator

Evaluates the process for business cost quotes to ensure a proper assessment of the cost effectiveness of a product or service.

12. Tax Analyst

A professional involved in the process of tax compliance and research of transactions for businesses or individuals.

13. Fixed Assets Accountant

Someone responsible for recording and tracking acquired fixed assets while recording depreciation and the disposition of those assets for a business.

14. Business Valuation Accountant

Someone who performs financial assessments of a business to uncover revenues, expenses, and other trends in order to assign an overall value of the company.

15. Pricing Analyst

A professional who gathers and analyzes data to assist in the decision-making process for product purchasing, manufacturing, and sales.

These are just some of the strangest accounting jobs that you may have known nothing about.  Accounting professionals have a wealth of career options available to them upon completing their degree in accounting.  Whether you tell your friends and family what your job title means or what you do is up to you.

Grant Tilus

Grant works for Collegis education and writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. He aims to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students.

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