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.
RESPONSIBILITIES: As the Accountant / Senior Accountant with our client in Providence, RI, you will have the following responsibilities and functions: Preparation and distribution of financial statements, and other reports Processing accounts payable and accounts receivable Preparation of monthly journal entries and reconciliations Assistance with annual audits and SBA examinations Preparati...
Francis E. Higgins, CPA, P.C. of Park City, UT is currently seeking a Tax Accountant / Senior Tax Accountant to provide high quality tax compliance, tax planning and accounting services. We utilize cloud computing in a paperless, integrated workflow process. Responsibilities include direct client communication and training and assisting less experienced team members and client staff. Qualified ca...
Dynamic Private Equity Investment Company is looking for a Detail-Oriented Staff Fund Accountant to be responsible for daily accounting activities for a private equity investment fund. The daily accounting activities will include reconciliations, performing accurate recording of all related transactions to the general ledger, maintaining adequate controls, and regular financial tracking and report...
Our client is currently seeking a Accountant/Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for processing customer invoices and processing per diem payroll. Invoicing job duties include: preparation of project related invoices based on the contracted payment plan, interaction with project managers to insure projects are invoiced timely and correctly interact with the accounts payable staff to ...
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Staff Accountant or Senior Accountant - NYC Excellent opportunity with a Media/Entertainment firm based in midtown Manhattan. Responsibility include: Assist with the preparation of journal entries for monthly and quarterly closings Reconcile control and inter-company accounts Perform bank reconciliations Reviewing and enhancing internal controls to ensure proper segregation of duties REQUIR...
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...
SUMMARY: Working primarily independent in concert with management decisions and company policy, this position will ensure the integrity of accounting information by researching, recording, verifying, consolidating and entering various complex financial and accounting transactions and use the corporate ERP system (SAP). Other duties include: monthly reporting/analyses, product divestitures/acquisi...
Accountant / Financial Analyst / Cost Accountant for Fortune 500 Come enjoy the winter wonderland of Upstate NY-skiing, sledding, skating, snowshoeing- and enjoy the famous local wineries as well! This is a short term project, and our client needs a qualified candidate who can come in and quickly contribute to the goals and deadline with minimal supervisor. Someone with sense of urgency and abili...
Accounting Plus, a division of Personnel Plus, provides accounting, audit, and tax recruitment/staffing services for great companies across the Colorado & Rocky Mountain region. Are you a Tax Professional and CPA ready for a change before or shortly after January 2015? If so, please consider this client that has recently made Saturday’s optional during busy season – everyone is still accountable ...
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Marten Transport Tacoma, WA
Senior Accountant (Accountant II), Financial Services, Full Time, Day Shift (*****)-140#######DescriptionJob Summary: Performs complex accounting work that requires the application of accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards to the financial activities of Franciscan Health Systems (FHS) in accordance with internal policies and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work involves pe...
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A growing manufacturing organization in Levittown, PA is seeking a Senior Accountant / Cost Accountant to join their laid back, fun team! This person would assist the Controller in all areas. Responsibilities will include: Monitor raw materials, finished goods and cost of goods sold (COGS) in the database Reconcile discrepancies Backflush daily Update cost sheets with updated prices as needed...
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Our Des Moines client has a great 6-month contract opportunity at large publicly traded company here in Des Moines for an Excel Accountant! Responsibilities: Maintain GL Keep accurate records and organization for vendor accounts Assist in tracking W9's Perform tasks using Excel functions Requirements: Proficient in Excel & Powerpoint Vendor Setup experience a plus Pay: $25.00 - $27.00 per...
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Accounting Career Tools
$30,000.00 - $74,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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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.
Rate of Growth
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Attention to Detail
Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
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