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This is a discussion on ISTJ Accountants within the ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Are any of you accountants? If so do you like it? And if your not an accountant does it seem ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    ISTJ Accountants

    Are any of you accountants?

    If so do you like it?

    And if your not an accountant does it seem like a field you would enjoy?
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Long story short I tested (The local college here has some type of career testing based on personality) as an Accountant, but I never felt I would really enjoy that seeing as I've been a bookkeeper the past 2 years and never considered it a 'likable' job. I am now going into the computer world... IT for all intense and purposes.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    hmm... i wonder which type accounting would be truly suited towards

    i always thought based on general inclination itd be ITSJ's
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Any type who can tolerate boredom. A job is a job, but my ability to be accurate and precise even when bored leaves much to be desired.
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Two words: HELL NO.
    Taking an accounting class was a requirement for my degree (HRM), and it was the worst class ever. Had it not been for THREE different informal tutors, I would have failed the class. As it was, I only managed a 78 in the class when my typical class standing was more along the lines of 96-99 in my other classes.
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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    I'm an ISFJ who is at a Master's program right now studying accounting, with the intention of getting a job as an external auditor or an internal auditor or a staff accountant. You have to be good at understanding procedures and them applying them. I think I am pretty good at this, as long as the number of rules isn't humongous. As an external auditor, you have to spend a ton of time building relationships with people though, so I guess I better get used to faking extroversion.

    I could never ever deal with being a tax accountant. Maybe I could deal with doing individual tax returns, but I could never do tax accounting for business entities. I could hardly even stand reading my tax textbook when I got to the class that covers taxes for corporations/partnerships/estates/trusts because there are so many rules that are so boring. Which sucks because I would probably have a job offer right now if I had wanted to be a tax accountant.
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    Quote Originally Posted by kittychris07 View Post
    IYou have to be good at understanding procedures and them applying them. I think I am pretty good at this, as long as the number of rules isn't humongous.
    I am good at making new procedures and understanding them. I can also carry them out well. Once. Which is why I would be a fail accountant.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I am an accountant though have spent most of my career to date as an internal auditor. I find it comes easy to me but most of the time I'm bored with it. I haven't researched being an ISTJ much yet, so not sure if this is a characteristic of one but I get bored super easy and always like change. As a means of income, this job works but I find myself longing for more interesting work. My favorite part of my job is when I get to investigate inconsistencies or problem solve.
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers

    I keep the books for my mother's candle business, and let me tell you, this accountant thing seems like a terrible idea. Just terrible.

    I'm good with numbers and records, but making a career out of it would just slay me.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Interesting, very interesting

    Most MBTI profiles not only recommend accounting as an SJ thing because of rule and procedures your Si can handle but even more specifically that it's an ISTJ thing due to perhaps the more practical logic required and contemplative analysis needed

    I guess perhaps just because your good at something, doesn't necessarily mean you'll enjoy something
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