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.
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...
Department: Hospital Accounting Location: Commerce Place - Malden Employment Type: Full Time Job Type: Non-Union Work Shift: Days Work Days: 8:30-5 Hours/Week: 40 Date Posted: Jul-22-14 Requisition Number: hrq-50105 Job Details: Bachelor's DegreeAs a member of the CHA Corporate Accounting Team this position is responsible for preparing monthly journal entries, monthly balance sheet recon...
We have a Project Accountant/Accountant job available in Deerfield, IL. You must have three to five years of experience at the project level and SAP knowledge to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for preparing financial statements, account analysis, accounts payable, client billing and data transition. This is a leading company with great name recognition! Project Accountant/Ac...
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...
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...
Willow Springs/Hickory Hills Area (South Suburbs of Chicago) Accounting / Finance / Staff Accountant - General Ledger Accountant Our client, an established supplier to the food industry, has an immediate opening within their Accounting Department. The job duties will include: · Posting and executing incoming cash · Managing customer's 'open accounts' · Managing customer receivables · Examin...
Algonquin Area (Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) Accounting / Finance / Foreign Currencies / Staff Accountant - Staff Accountant Our client, a world leader in the design and manufacture of automotive parts, has an immediate opening for a Staff Accountant. The job duties will include: · Managing the firm's A/P and A/R process · Communicating with customer regarding billing, payment and collec...
Patriot Coal is now accepting resumes for positions listed below. We offer a competitive benefit package with starting salaries commensurate with experience. Qualifications for the positions include: Accounts Payable Clerk / Payroll Clerk 2+ years of experience with accounting knowledge Experience in processing payroll with at least 350+ employees for a variety of employee types Strong data e...
IMPACT COMPANIES Is looking to fill Multiple positions: ACCOUNTANT •3-5 years accounting, General Ledger exp. •Quickbooks & Excel JOB COST ACCOUNTANT •AIA billing, contract exp •QB & Excel exp CRUSHER MECHANIC •Exp with repairs on crushing plants (Jaws, Screens & Conveyers) •Reliable Transportation If interested please email resume to: hrimpactcompanies @gmail.com...
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...
Verity Recruiting has partnered with a growing publicly traded property management company that is seeking to add a Property Accountant for the growing team to assist with monthly close and property accounting duties. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in property accounting. In addition, experience in the following is required: General ledger accounting in a property managemen...
STAFF ACCOUNTANT SENIOR ACCOUNTANT ANALYST Staff accounting and/or Financial Analyst position with emphasis in Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and Financial Analysis. Gain experience and expert knowledge of the regular daily accounting transactions and functions of the company and the maintenance and accuracy of accounting systems. Expected to learn and assist with sales margin forecast, an...
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 ...
Staff Accountant / Property Accountant Overview Full service real estate company specializing in purchasing, renovating, operating and leasing of single family rental housing. This position is responsible for maintaining the books for a portfolio of rental properties and assisting in daily operations. Key Responsibilities Maintain General Ledger for each property individually including booking...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Sr. Accountant/Staff Accountant in their St. Louis, Missouri (MO) location. Responsibilities: Prepares complex financial statements and reports to summarize current and projected financial position Responsible for compiling and analyzing complex financial information to prepare balance sheets and income statements Reconciles all balance sheet ac...
Job Details: A growing manufacturing organization in Levittown, PA is seeking a Cost Accountant / Staff Accountant / Plant 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 shee...
Gainesville Regional Utilities GRU Budget, Finance & Accounting is seeking qualified candidates for an Accountant II and Accountant, Sr. position. For further information and/or to Apply at website www.cityofgainesville.jobs EOE/AA/ DFWP/ VP...
PACCAR Inc Bellevue, WA
Company Information PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty ...
SCANA Corporation Summer Nuclear Plant, Cayce, SC
Department Marketing Statement The VC Summer Nuclear Station Accounting Department has an opening for an Accountant All Levels located at Unit 1 in Jenkinsville, South Carolina. This position will support the accounting efforts associated with plant operations and corporate financial reporting, and will report to the Manager of Accounting & Finance. Responsibilities Principle duty will be to en...
Introduction: 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 ...
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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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
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