Best Colleges Online.net gives ten characteristics that tend to be present in professional accountants. Among the characteristics: very good number skills, eagerness to solve problems and conservative dress. Also very important: integrity, people skills (more than it may appear) and good time management (oh, well).
An excellent guide to potential accounting majors (and to some degree, finance majors as well). Thanks to Joe Kristan of Roth CPA Updates, who ran a similar post last Friday (while I was celebrating my 54th birthday).