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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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We have a Staff Accountant/Accountant job open in Waukegan, IL. You must have experience working with an ERP system as well as Microsoft Excel and Access to be considered for this opportunity. You will be responsible for monthly reporting, accounts payable processing, financial statement preparation, annual taxes, account reconciliations and year-end reporting. This is a wonderful environment that...
ACCOUNTANTS – 2 OPENINGS Located in Atlanta, Georgia, our office is growing and we are looking for Staff & Cost Accountant and Junior Accountant to join the accounting team. We are part of a global company importing paper products from overseas mills. We provide competitive benefits and salaries. STAFF & COST ACCOUNTANT This position reports to the Controller. Responsibilities include the foll...
SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT(s)–PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Location: Tallahassee, Florida or Tampa, Florida Our client is looking to hire motivated individuals with 3+ years of tax experience. Experience should include knowledge of pertinent IRC sections and regulations and be proficient in the preparation of corporate, individual, partnership, fiduciary, and other tax returns. The successful candidate will be ...
Accountant / Cost Accountant: Buffalo, NY area Our client, a solid manufacturing company is in need of an experienced Cost Accountant. Responsibilities include: • Reconciliation of inventory balances to the general ledger • Identifying and ensuring adequate reserves for obsolete and slow-moving inventory • Analyzing standard and actual gross margins • Preparing inventory variance reintegratio...
Senior Accountant/Staff Accountant Senior Accountant/Staff Accountant-Great Corporate Culture! Be an integral part of a small accounting team and enjoy a work-life balance that few companies can offer! Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant/Staff Accountant: Monthly close of books including all journal entries and supporting schedules Bank statement reconciliation Reconciling A/R and A/P ...
Company Confidential Elkhart, IN, 46514
Prepares consolidated internal plant financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments, then submitting to a controller for review and finalization. Review comments related to financials and projects should be very limited. Analyzes information within the financial statements and completes schedules that support account balances. Prep...
Our high-growth South Denver (DTC area) client is seeking multiple Experienced Staff Accountants or Senior Accountants on a direct hire basis. Ideal candidates will have mid-size to larger company experience and 3+ years progressive corporate accounting experience. A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting is required. Stable job history and CPA preferred. Duties will include but are not limited to: * M...
Growing Residential Property Management and Development company in Scottsdale is seeking a Development Accountant to work closely with the Controller. The ideal candidate will have Advanced Excel skills including Macro knowledge, experience working with draws, general/subcontractors, and full cycle accounting knowledge through month-end and financial statements. This role will have no Property Acc...
Sr Accountant needed for a Property Management Company - Must have: Yardi, real estate industry. All accounting functions: Filings Reports AR/AP Payroll Collecting rent/delinquents Bookkeeping Tax filings reconciliations Job Purpose: Provides financial information to the organization by maintaining and reconciling accounts. Duties: * Maintains general ledger accounts by monitoring acc...
Company Confidential Salamanca, NY, 14779
Full Time Accountant for G/L account maint. and J/E prep; generate finance stmts; acct reconciliation & analysis. Must be self-motivated; detail oriented. Min Req.: Bachelor in Accounting and proficient with MS and Quickbooks. Prior mfg. acctg exp. is a plus. Please send response to: ***** provided by The Jamestown Post-Journal...
Company Confidential Franklin, IN, 46131
Associate Accountant Associate Accountant General Ledger, Payroll, QuickBooks Pro-Advisor 5 years experience djblindbox@ dailyjournal.net, Place Box 2727 in the subject line...
Company Confidential Cincinnati, OH, 45242
Position: Staff Accountant and Staff Accountant II Our company is privately held, revenue and profit are both healthy and growing. We are in the business of manufacturing hi-tech, specialized equipment for secondary manufacturers in the electronics and consumer product industries. Our company is located in Cincinnati, OH. We offer an excellent casual yet professional work environment and value ...
Please send your resume to : ***** Accountant II or Financial consultants Rate: $24/hr on w2. Location:Phoenix AZ USA 85054 The Candidate will be Responsible for supporting the US Abandoned Property Team to include but not limited to: I’m looking for a dependable worker who can complete research for sanctions screening alert clearance. That would be the main focus with ot...
Don't miss out on the opportunity to work with our well known financial client headquartered in Malvern, PA. Seeking highly professional and qualified candidate who have knowledge of related GAAP and tax regulations. Experience with automated general ledger systems and strong MS Excel skills. This position will require working onsite five days a week as a Sr Staff Accountant / Fixed Asset Accounta...
We are a well known entertainment company located in Miami, Florida. We are looking for a hands on Accountant and Affiliate Accountant to join our team. You will be working with the Accounting/Finance team to support the business through a period of change. You will be helping the company while they migrate between partners. For the Affiliate Account role they are looking for someone who has 2+ y...
What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members-they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values-straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excell...
adamsdearborn Chicago, IL
Our Client, a large construction firm based in Chicago, is seeking a Junior Accountant/Accounts Payable Accountant to help their team on a long term contract basis. They will be responsible for processing full cycle long term payables and company reporting. Our client offers: Growing Industry Great Office Location Responsibilities: Manage reimbursement requests for compliance to company guide...
Bank of the West Omaha, NE
Qualifications · 5+ years accounting/finance experience Must have experience with incorporating advanced knowledge of MS Excel into accounting processes, including building macros, templates and pivot tables to reduce processing time. Conducts work with high degree of independence, managing conflicting deadlines and priorities as assigned. Quickly adapts to changing priorities, managing and cle...
BASIC FUNCTION:  Responsible for the preparation, analysis and maintenance of financial reporting and records for Lexington Health Service District, Inc.. Must be able to skillfully analyze, understand, explain and apply accounting principles, techniques and procedures in the work performed. Must be able to independently analyze functions within the organization to determine financial impact. Â...
Job Summary: Performs accounting functions pertaining to customer rebates, inventory, customer sales & margins, and inner company transactions with Staples & other LOB’s for SPS. Primary duties and Responsibilities Impact on Business (i.e. business contribution; nature and scope of responsibility; risk and financial management; strategic vs. tactical vs. delivery orientation. Completes month e...

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