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Accountant Overview


Accountants are the professionals who examine and prepare financial records to ensure taxes are paid on-time and properly. In addition, these professionals access financial operations to help organizations run more efficiently. Typical duties include ensuring compliance with tax laws, preparation of tax returns, accounting systems inspection, organization of financial records and giving advice on how to reduce costs, increase revenues and enhance profits. Some Accountants specialize, such as in risk management or in specific industries like health care. Public Accountants perform a wide range of tax, accounting, auditing and consulting tasks. Clients include governments, corporations and individuals.

Accountant Education Requirements


Those seeking careers as Accountants must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or closely related field. Some employers prefer candidates with a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Those with an associate degree in accounting may qualify for junior accounting positions and advance by demonstrating strong skills. Often, an internship is required for practical experience. To become a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, candidates must pass the state exam. Many Accountants choose this designation to gain clients or to increase their job prospects.

Accountant Job Market


The employment of accountants is expected to grow 13 percent through 2022 according to career statistics. There are a number of factors fueling the demand. In response to the recent financial crises and business scandals, there are now stricter regulations and laws in the financial sector. The demand for accounting services will grow due to companies seeking to meet new standards. Globalization of business will lead to increased demand of accounting expertise related to acquisitions, international mergers and international trade. CPAs will have the best prospects. A similar position would be a Quickbooks Accountant.

Salaries for Accountants


In 2012, the median annual wage for an Accountant was $64,000. The top 10 percent earned more than $110,000, and the lower 10 percent earned less than $40,000. The top five industries for Accountants include finance and insurance, enterprises, manufacturing, accounting service companies and government.
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Staff Accountant / Cost Accountant with MS Dynamics As an experienced Accountant you have developed the skills and experience our client is seeking. This amazing organization is at the top of their industry and continues to develop their core business operations with an eye on future growth. This is a great opportunity to work on and grow both your professional and personal skills in an exciting,...
The Sterling Group POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:Construction Accountant / Portfolio Accountant DEPARTMENT:Finance REPORTS TO:Controller STATUS: LOCATION:Mishawaka Corporate Office PURPOSE:To provide reporting and processing services for Sterling Construction in a way that ensures accuracy and timeliness of the construction draw process. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Accoun...
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC. is the third largest regional accounting firm in Southeast and the largest local firm in Middle Tennessee with our headquarters located in Brentwood, Tennessee. We have been consecutively awarded in 2013 and 2014 as a Nashville Business Journal Best Place to Work as well as a Tennessean Top Place to Work. We are seeking individuals with a background in tax consu...
Looking for a career path with a clear view to the top? As a Staff Accountant/Property Accountant with our client, you will have a clear cut path for advancement in this growing organization. Our clientis one of New England’s leading full service real estate companies, specializing in purchasing, renovating, developing, operating and leasing multifamily housing, owning and managing more than 4,5...
Position Details As part of Solutions Accounting team, you will take on interesting and challenging responsibilities which include reviewing contracts and establishing accurate accounting under US GAAP. Be a part of the team to implement the new revenue recognition standard. Responsibilities of theSenior Revenue Accountant • Reviewing complex contracts for accurate revenue recognition • Assist...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-Staff Accountant Menlo Park, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-Staff Accountant Menlo Park, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Staff Accountant, or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with exp...
National Real Estate Company, due to growth is looking to add a Property Accountant and a Senior Property Accountant. The company is backed by a well-known private equity firm and plans to go public in the next 18 months. Candidates will need a degree and 1 to 3 years of general accounting or property accounting. Great environment and lots of upward mobility....
Position Description: The Corporate Legal Services Division (CLS) within Wolters Kluwer (WK) is the leader in legal process and business performance management. Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (CLS) is the Legal Professional's First Choice for advanced software, Web tools and expert services that help legal and finance professionals improve productivity, surpass challenges and make critic...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10001
Job Title: Tax Staff Accountant and Audit/Tax Staff Accountant Location: New York, NY Salary: Commensurate with experience Presti & Naegele is a mid-size accounting firm with a diverse client base seeking a motivated Tax Staff Accountant and an Audit/Tax Staff Accountant. We believe in investing time in our professionals, and pride ourselves on an environment where our people can build their te...
Staff Accountant / Cost Accountant with MS Dynamics As an experienced Accountant you have developed the skills and experience our client is seeking. This amazing organization is at the top of their industry and continues to develop their core business operations with an eye on future growth. This is a great opportunity to work on and grow both your professional and personal skills in an exciting,...
Position Description: Datacert TyMetrix, formed in 2014 by the merging of the two Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) leaders, is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, risk, and insurance claims departments, as well as law firms to operate with greater efficiency, collaborate more effectively, and gain the insight r...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Cost Accountant Fredericksburg, VA Unspecified Apply Apply Cost Accountant Fredericksburg, VA Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Accountant with experience in cost accounting, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us -Solid growing company -Strong base + bonus + full benefit...
Our small, tax focused, Corvallis CPA firm is looking for an experienced CPA or CPA (bachelor degree or greater in accounting required) candidate to be part of our team. Our firm focuses on complex small business and individual tax preparation and planning. The ideal candidate would have the following: Great attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to be coached in order to provide excellent ...
The Accountant will perform senior level accounting activities in the areas of general ledger and financial reporting, expense analysis, capital projects, audit, and other related functions and assist the Controller by performing analysis activities and by assisting with ongoing closing and reporting functions for Covance Laboratories. Responsibilities include: - Performs regular general ledger ...
Responsibilities Includes: Prepare/Review Federal and State partnership tax returns and work papers utilizing RIA Go System Tax including: - Calculate & prepare foreign tax withholding tax forms - Prepare quarterly tax estimates - Prepare year-end projections Must be experienced with state filings Must be experienced partnership allocations Prepare/review book to tax income and expense adju...
Liberty Mutual Boston, MA
Accountant/Senior Accountant - External Reporting, Corporate Finance-55590 Description Advance your career at Liberty Mutual Insurance- A Fortune 100 Company! When you enter finance and accounting position at Liberty Mutual Insurance, you will find the same dynamic environment and challenges as within other organizations. Yet you will find something more: an opportunity to apply your analytic a...
The Andersons, Inc. Maumee, OH, 43537
Summary of Position This position is accountable for a variety of functional accounting duties involving general accounting and financial analysis of the Plant Nutrient Group. This includes journal entry preparation, account reconciliations, gross profit analysis, overhead cost, and inventory valuation. The incumbent also participates in preparation, analysis and presentation of financial informa...
Apache Corp Houston, TX
Accountant I - Accountant II (Revenue) Requisition Number: 3382 Date Posted: 10/14/2014 Location: Houston, TX Accountant I to Accountant II Perform revenue accounting functions related to Apache domestic oil and gas Permian Region properties. Duties include the contractual volume allocation and valuation to record Apache revenue and disburse the related royalty burdens on a monthly basis. M...
Apache Corp Houston, TX
Accountant to Accountant I Requisition Number: 3343 Date Posted: 10/1/2014 Location: Houston, TX Accountant to Accountant I Description: Perform Compliance Accounting functions related to Apache’s domestic oil and gas in the Oklahoma Indian Tribes, Mississippi, Colorado, Kansas, and Texas Crane Plant. Job duties will include preparation, payment and filing of monthly, quarterly and yearly se...
Apache Corp Houston, TX
Accountant I - Accountant II (Gulf Coast Revenue) Requisition Number: 3198 Date Posted: 8/13/2014 Location: Houston, TX Perform revenue accounting functions related to Apache domestic oil and gas Gulf Coast region properties. Duties include the contractual volume allocation and valuation to record Apache revenue and disburse the related royalty burdens on a monthly basis. Monthly accruals, rev...

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Accounting Career Tools

Accountant

Salaries

$30,000.00 - $74,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
63.1%
Master's
23%
Associates
5.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
5.2%
(918 Respondents)
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