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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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Key Family of Companies is currently seeking an Accountant - Staff Accountant at our Indianapolis, IN 46250 location. Benefit package included. Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Staff Accountant include general ledger accounting, preparation of the annual budget, analyzing revenue and expense, forecasting on a monthly basis, completing all monthly accounts receivable functions...
Our client has an immediate opening they are looking to fill temp to perm or straight perm. Ideally looking for someone who is a recent graduate - 2013/2014/2015 with some prior work or even intern experience. This positions will be reporting to both the controller and CFO. Will be responsible for - Must be flexible and creative in performing all aspects of the position Must be proficient in Exc...
Staff Accountant Job in Downtown Chicago, IL One of my favorite clients located in Downtown Chicago, IL is seeking to fill a Staff Accountant Job. My client desires at least two years of public accounting experience, along with a CPA, or at least having the 150 credit hours to sit for the exam. If you are seeking a career with a rapidly growing company that offers a strong promise for growth with...
About the Position: Supports the Service Company Accounting Team to help manage the general ledger, including the balance sheet and income statements for Service Company regulatory reporting requirements. Participate in strategic initiatives to drive continuous improvement efforts and increase value to the company. Partner with key business stakeholders to increase understanding of the financial ...
At Great American, we focus on building relationships and linking people to various career paths. Whether it’s underwriting, claims, accounting, IT, legal, or customer service, Great American Insurance Group combines a "small company" entrepreneurial atmosphere with "big company" expertise. Great American has more than 25 specialty insurance divisions within our Property & Casualty Group, and our ...
Experis Finance in Raleigh, NC is recruiting for a Cost Accountant Consultant with prior government experience. Prior project management or project accounting experience is a plus as this role with assist project teams with budgets. This is a 3 month consulting opportunity with a government client. Responsibilities include: provide cost accounting while maintaining job costing, monitoring receipt...
A-Line Staffing is looking for someone with Entry Level Accounting experience for a position in Frisco, Texas. This person is responsible for the preparation of journal entries, reconciliation and maintenance of general ledger accounts, preparation of specified accounting records for month end closing, and analysis. Analyzes monthly financial reports, journal entry preparation and postings to the...
Adecco Finance is currently recruiting for Accountant / Fixed Asset Accountant The Accountant / Fixed Asset Accountant is a long term position - potential Contract to HIRE, and a foot in the door has the possibility to open additional opportunities. Many of our associates have enhanced their current skills, had their contracts extended, converted to full time employment, or been re-deployed after...
Minimum Requirements: Minimum Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business related degree • Associate degree plus two years of related experience or a One year of experience in an Accounting Department. • High School Diploma or GED plus four years of related experience, • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. • Good Oral and written communication skills. • Due to the n...
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...
Financial Additions has partnered with a reputable pharmaceutical and biotech company in Fort Worth that is looking to hire a Senior Accountant on a contract basis. They will be acting as a liaison between the company's divisions and global entities for proper reporting and elimination of intercompany activity. Responsibilities: Analyze and report intercompany positions with global affiliates to...
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...
Senior Fund Accountant / Investment Accountant WinCorp Solutions is seeking a Senior Fund Accountant / Investment Accountant, to serve as a consultant for a global investment management company. This individual will have strong technical knowledge in accounting and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Systems. Candidates with experience implement accounting systems are heavily desired. Every Consul...
Senior Staff Accountant Emmett A Pais CPA PC is seeking a CPA or CPA candidate with prior tax preparation experience. Bachelor’s degree is required and public accounting experience is preferred. Responsibilities include tax preparation for corporations, partnerships, individuals, estates, trusts, and non-profits including year-end accounting as well as compilation, review and audit engagements. W...
The Position Benefits Supplemental Questions Click on Benefits tab for additional information about salary, benefits, and steps in pre-employment processes. Recruitment #15-061 The position that is currently vacant is in the risk management, debt collections, and revenue audits division of the Finance Department. Its primary function will be to plan and implement external audits of entities r...
Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee. This position is represented by the Anchorage Municipal Employee Association (AMEA) and is subject to the provisions of the current agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and the AMEA. If the person selected is not affiliated with the Anchorage Municipal Employees Association (AMEA), he or she must become a member in good stan...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency This position is located in the Enforcement Bureau. Relocation expenses will not be paid. TRAVEL REQUIRED Occasional Travel Occassional travel may be required. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED No KEY REQUIREMENTS US Citizenship. Education-Transcripts Required Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation. Must submit a financial disclosure statement u...
Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact everyday? Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely. This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real ...
Marten Transport Austin, TX
General NotesAs a condition of hire and continued employment, the selected candidate for hire must be in good standing on all Federal student loans and must grant permission for the Office of Student Financial Services to access NSLDS to verify such standing.### Required Application Materials* A Resume is required in order to apply* A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.* A List of 3 ...
National Grid NY, OR
Description About the Position: Supports the Service Company Accounting Team to help manage the general ledger, including the balance sheet and income statements for Service Company regulatory reporting requirements. Participate in strategic initiatives to drive continuous improvement efforts and increase value to the company. Partner with key business stakeholders to increase understanding of t...

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