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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My client is seeking a Property Accountant in Santa Monica. The client is looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Awesome benefits and prime location! JOB SUMMARY: The Property Accountant is responsible for preparing financial statements and reconciliations for assigned properties. This position works under the general supervision of the Property Accounting Manager. MINIMUM QUA...
TEMPORARY STAFF ACCOUNTANT COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE BROKERAGE HIGHLANDS RANCH $18-20/HR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE UP TO 5 YEARS’ ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE WORK WITH CONTROLLER & CFO IN SMALL OFFICE ENVIRONMENT EXCELLENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY! J. Kent Staffing is searching for a temporary Staff Accountant for our client, a well established national commercial mortgage brokerage firm. The firm’s Highlands Ranch...
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U-Haul International is seeking a Tax Accountant, the ideal candidate will prepare various types of tax returns such as sales tax, fuel tax, business license and unclaimed property. Reconcile tax liability account balances. Compile and analyze tax information. Research and resolve tax questions. Liaison with state and local tax auditors as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENT -Bachelor's degree in Accounting...
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Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines seeks a Staff Accountant II to ensure quality, accuracy and timeliness of accounting information for a specific project and/or business entity. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: full...
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$30,000.00 - $73,700.00
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Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
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Attention to Detail
Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
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