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.
We are hiring for a Sales Tax Accountant/Tax Accountant job in Deerfield, IL. You must have a minimum of three years of experience working with sales tax and advanced Microsoft Office and ERP system knowledge. You will be responsible for maintaining compliance, journal entries related to month-end close, sales reporting and tax filing. Sales Tax Accountant/Tax Accountant job Responsibilities: - ...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Looking for a career path with a clear view to the top? As a Staff Accountant/Property Accountant with our client, you will have a clear cut path for advancement in this growing organization. Our clientis one of New England’s leading full service real estate companies, specializing in purchasing, renovating, developing, operating and leasing multifamily housing, owning and managing more than 4,5...
TRINITY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION is recruiting for an Accounting Technician Sr. $2,887.13-$3509.33/Monthly or an Accountant I $3,004.36-$3651.80/Monthly or Accountant II $3,318.70-$4,33.87/ Monthly. Applications will be accepted until September 26, 2014, 4:00 P.M. Trinity County Personnel P.O. Box 1613, Weaverville, CA 96093...
Department: Hospital Accounting Location: Commerce Place - Malden Employment Type: Full Time Job Type: Non-Union Work Days: 8:30-5 Requisition Number: hrq-50105 Job Details: As a member of the CHA Corporate Accounting Team this position is responsible for preparing monthly journal entries, monthly balance sheet reconciliations and reporting and annual audit schedules. Participate with finan...
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC. is the third largest regional accounting firm in Southeast and the largest local firm in Middle Tennessee with our headquarters located in Brentwood, Tennessee. We have been consecutively awarded in 2013 and 2014 as a Nashville Business Journal Best Place to Work as well as a Tennessean Top Place to Work. We are seeking individuals with a background in tax consu...
Job Description Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC. is the third largest regional accounting firm in Southeast and the largest local firm in Middle Tennessee with our headquarters located in Brentwood, Tennessee. We are seeking individuals with a background in auditing to add to our growing Audit & Assurance Services practice group in our Nashville office to fill Staff Accountant and Senior Accou...
We are hiring for a Staff Accountant/Accountant job in Park Ridge, IL. You must have a minimum of three years experience and working knowledge of Oracle or SAP to be considered for this position. You will be responsible for month and year-end reporting, financial statement preparation and analysis, journal entries, budgeting and forecasting and special projects. This is a progressive company that ...
We are hiring for a Staff Accountant/Accountant job in Deerfield, IL. You must have experience in SAP to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for managing month-end close, extensive account reconciliations, variance analysis and financial reporting. This is a company that had been in business for a considerable time and the management is great to work with in this department! Staf...
The Staff Accountant serves as part of the Accounting team. Responsibilities include the preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements and reports. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as primary accounting contact for assigned properties Maintain general ledger and supporting schedules Prepare necessary financial statements and operating reports Reconcile bank accounts and...
Company Confidential Maumee, OH, 43537
Growing Manufacturing company in the Toledo, OH area is looking for a solid Cost / General Accountant for a temporary assignment. Outstanding opportunity to work in a growing company! Company looking for a 4 year degree and 3+ years of manufacturing cost accounting experience. Duties: * Determines cost of operations by establishing standard costs; collecting operational data. * Guides cost ana...
A major global luxury fashion firm is looking to add a Senior Staff Accountant to their Accounting Department. This position requires a highly motivated and determined individual who is looking to make a major impact to the Accounting Department. Strong interpersonal communication skills and an analytical eye are a must as this position will be responsible for day-to-day accounting department func...
Accountant III (Principal Accountant) San Francisco Community College District Posting Number: 0140085 Filing Deadline (All postings close at 4:00 PM): 09-22-2014 Job Type: Classified - Provisional Example of Duties: Responsible for fund accounting and fiscal reporting of Title IV programs (PELL Grant, SEOG Program, PERKINS Student Loan Program, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Subsidized and...
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...
Our client, a national non-profit organization, is looking for a Senior Accountant to add to their staff. This Senior Accountant role will directly report to the Director of Corporate Accounting and play a key role in the day to day operations of the Accounting team. The ideal candidate will come from a non-profit background and be well rounded in key aspects of accounting functions. Responsibili...
If you are currently a tax-focused public accountant with 2-4 years of experience, and are looking for a fantastic work/life balance, growth potential, and the opportunity to delve into other areas of accounting, this is that opportunity. Our client, an international law firm with a large Chicago office, is currently seeking a Senior Accountant with a strong customer service orientation. The Senio...
Job Details: Property Accountant - Staff Accountant Plymouth Meeting, PA 50K +/- A leading real estate organization located in Plymouth Meeting, PA is looking for a property accountant to join their rapidly expanding team. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the books for a portfolio of properties. • Maintain the general ledger for each property individually • Perform monthly...
Job Description: $$65-75K....A very established company in Los Angeles is looking for a Sr. Accountant or Sr. Cost Accountant. They have been around almost 50 years, and they are need of a great Accountant with extensive knowledge in Cost Accounting. In this role the person will analyze financial statements and reports, examine accounting records, prepare financial statements and reports, prepare...
The Accountant will perform senior level accounting activities in the areas of general ledger and financial reporting, expense analysis, capital projects, audit, and other related functions and assist the Controller by performing analysis activities and by assisting with ongoing closing and reporting functions for Covance Laboratories. Responsibilities include: - Performs regular general ledger ...
MATERIALS INNOVATION AND RECYCLING AUTHORITY Job Postings: Risk Manager, Senior Financial Accountant, General Accountant, AP Specialist The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority ('MIRA') is seeking qualified individuals to fill newly opened positions within the Legal Services and Accounting departments. Responsibilities, position requirements and copies of the job posting can be obtained on...
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Accounting Career Tools
$30,000.00 - $74,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant
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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.
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Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
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