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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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Accountant / Senior Accountant Job in Boston, MA Accounting Principals: Exciting contract to hire opportunity for an Accountant / Senior Accountant level candidate to join a well-respected Boston based company focused on fund raising and political campaigning across the country. Accountant / Senior Accountant Job Purpose: Reporting directly to the CFO the Accountant / Senior Accountant will sup...
Part-Time/Flexible Hours – CPA Job Description This is a Too-Good-to-Be-True Opportunity for a financial professional who requires or desires a flexible work schedule. Perfect for parents with children at home and semi-retirees who are looking to stay engaged and earn income. Unicell Body Company, Inc. located in Buffalo, NY, is a long-established truck body manufacturer that is now growing to ...
Our client located in Bethesda, MD is seeking a Staff Accountant/Property Accountant on a temp to hire basis. Candidate will handle financial statement preparation and month-end close. They will handle reporting for various commercial properties and assist with budget analysis. Requirements Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or related field required 3+ years general ledger experience required ...
Superior Fabrication, located in Kincheloe, Michigan, is looking Staff Accountant/Cost Accountant Educational and Experience Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Accounting preferred Experience in all accounting functions including Account Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger Must possess strong computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Windows, Excel & Word. Experience with Epi...
We are hiring for a Staff Accountant/Accountant job in Des Plaines, IL. You must have three to five years of experience and the ability to learn and adapt quickly to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for monthly financial statement preparation, financial reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable management, analysis, journal entries and reconciliations. Staff Accounta...
Accounting Plus, a division of Personnel Plus, provides accounting, audit, and tax recruitment/placement services for great companies across Colorado & the Rocky Mountain region. We're partnering with an exciting, well-known and growing organization in the NE Denver metro area that is actively searching for an Experienced Staff Accountant or Senior Accountant with mid-size to larger company exper...
Our client, a Hidden Gem located on the 83 Corridor with easy access from Baltimore and Southern PA is aggressively seeking to add a new Senior Accountant to the team. This organization offers industry leading benefits including strong 401(k) match, sponsored fitness program and generous tuition reimbursement plan. The ideal candidate MUST bring 3+ years of total experience with at least 1+ year i...
New York City based owner, manager and developer of commercial properties. We are looking for an experienced Senior Staff/Property Accountant to join our group.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist Controller with accounting projects. This may include but is not limited to special transactions, i.e. acquisitions and refinancing of properties. Maintain the property’s books and records for approximately 2...
Job Description: Accounting/ Senior Accountant responsible for performing : *Account Reconciliation *Receivables management including: Customer billing, Deposits into Business accounts, posting checks, follow-up and collection of past due receivables. *Accounts Payable management including: Vendor bill input, payment by check to all affiliates, reconcile charges, ensure all vendor bills are pa...
Extra Space Storage is a dynamic, growing, publicly-traded company (EXR) that provides exciting employment opportunities. The company culture is based on five distinct values: integrity, excellence, innovation, teamwork and passion. Job Summary: The Property Accountant (Staff Accountant) serves as part of the Accounting team. Responsibilities include the preparation and analysis of monthly financ...
Growing prestigious Public Accounting Firm located in the Capital District area is seeking several Audit Senior Level Accountants for their Syracuse NY office. This is a full-time, permanent placement with room for growth located in Syracuse, NY. Do you possess the following experience? BS in Accounting required CPA certification or process toward certification req. 3yrs.+Audit Senior Level Acc...
The CSI Companies is currently seeking a Staff Accountant for an a reputable and large international company in Sarasota, FL. This is a full time, permanent position with excellent benefits. We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of accounting experience. If you meet these requirements and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply with ...
Under very limited supervision, work independently to perform assignments of an advanced nature which regularly include responsibility for the most difficult kinds of jobs in connection with the preparation and/or maintenance of a variety of financial statements, internal reports, regulatory reports, statistical statements and analyses. Assignments usually require extensive progressive experience,...
Accountant/Senior Accountant: Olthof Homes LLC, Northwest Indiana’s leading residential home builder, is seeking an Accountant or Senior Accountant to join our team. The candidate selected will lead payment of all construction payments to trades via Construction Sworn statements and Lien Waivers, entailing extensive coordination with Construction Management, Purchasing, Construction Trades and Ti...
CoAdna Photonics, Inc is a leading developer and supplier of high performance and cost-efficient solutions for optical networks. The Company is seeking a self-motivated and experienced individual to join the Finance team. Job Summary: Essential duties and responsibilities include General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and some cost accounting. Other duties may be ass...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Staff Accountant Napa, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $80,000 Apply Apply Staff Accountant Napa, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $80,000 Apply Job Details Our client is an Iconic Consumer Brand that is currently being re-ignited with extensive capital backing and they are looking for an experienced Accountant To...
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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...
CHA Health Systems (CHS) Established in 1960, CHA Health Systems (CHS) has received worldwide recognition and accolades for its excellence in research and clinical translation. It owns and operates, among others: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, one of the largest privately-owned hospitals in Los Angeles with 434 beds and 8 general acute-care hospital facilities throughout Korea with over 2...
Part-Time Senior Staff Accountant Emmett A Pais CPA PC is seeking a CPA or CPA candidate with prior tax preparation experience. The position is permanent part-time with a flexible schedule available; 2-4 days per week. Bachelor’s degree is required and public accounting experience is preferred. Responsibilities include tax preparation for corporations, partnerships, individuals, estates, trusts, ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Accountant Atlanta, GA Full-Time $70,000 - $85,000 Apply Apply Senior Accountant Atlanta, GA Full-Time $70,000 - $85,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Accountant with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Industry-leading company in growing industry 2. Comp...

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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%
(919 Respondents)
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