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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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The Sterling Group POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:Construction Accountant / Portfolio Accountant DEPARTMENT:Finance REPORTS TO:Controller STATUS: LOCATION:Mishawaka Corporate Office PURPOSE:To provide reporting and processing services for Sterling Construction in a way that ensures accuracy and timeliness of the construction draw process. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Accoun...
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...
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...
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...
A major global advertising firm is looking to add a Junior 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 functio...
A growing multi media firm is seeking to add an experienced Senior Staff Accountant to their Corporate Accounting Department for their North American headquarters. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for the right candidate. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, self directed, and someone who possesses an atypical high quality bar for themselves and their work product. If you're the kind of p...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-Staff/ Tax Accountant Menlo Park, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-Staff/ Tax Accountant Menlo Park, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Staff Accountant, Tax Accountant, or Certified Public...
Computerized Facility Integration (CFI) is currently seeking a Project Accountant to join our Finance & Administration team in our corporate headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Accountant is responsible for all client project entry into our project accounting system (Solomon) and oversight for all customer invoicing. Works with CFI Project Managers for the accura...
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 Includes: Prepare/Review Federal and State partnership tax returns and work papers utilizing RIA Go System Tax including: - Calculate & prepare foreign tax withholding tax forms - Prepare quarterly tax estimates - Prepare year-end projections Must be experienced with state filings Must be experienced partnership allocations Prepare/review book to tax income and expense adju...
National Real Estate Company, due to growth is looking to add a Property Accountant and a Senior Property Accountant. The company is backed by a well-known private equity firm and plans to go public in the next 18 months. Candidates will need a degree and 1 to 3 years of general accounting or property accounting. Great environment and lots of upward mobility....
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...
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 ...
Job Details: A manufacturing company in the Greater Philadelphia area is looking for a Cost Accountant. Laid back environment. Job responsibilities will include: • Match invoices with purchase orders • Accounts Payable • Code and enter invoices • Check runs • Monthly, quarterly, annual sales and use tax • Backflushing (taking inventory out of raw materials and WIP and placing into Finished...
Position Description: Datacert TyMetrix, formed in 2014 by the merging of the two Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) leaders, is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, risk, and insurance claims departments, as well as law firms to operate with greater efficiency, collaborate more effectively, and gain the insight r...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Cost Accountant Fredericksburg, VA Unspecified Apply Apply Cost Accountant Fredericksburg, VA Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Accountant with experience in cost accounting, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us -Solid growing company -Strong base + bonus + full benefit...
Our small, tax focused, Corvallis CPA firm is looking for an experienced CPA or CPA (bachelor degree or greater in accounting required) candidate to be part of our team. Our firm focuses on complex small business and individual tax preparation and planning. The ideal candidate would have the following: Great attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to be coached in order to provide excellent ...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions DHS14-1443 The Department of Human Services (DHS) is about safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve seniors, people with d...
Kinder Morgan Harvey, LA, 70059
The position performs accounting support functions for multiple terminals in the Lower River Region, including but not limited to monthly close process, forecasting, and budgeting; processing A/R invoices and all related functions; and other accounting duties as requested. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include; but are not limited to: • General accounting for assigned terminals such as jou...
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
Description Summary: The Staff Accountant in Endowment and Gift Accounting will work with the endowment and gift accounting team to ensure that gifts to Vanderbilt are properly accounted for on the university’s general ledger and the university’s unit accounting system. This position will perform tasks in a varied and highly complex environment and will exercise a high degree of judgment in sele...

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