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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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Job Description: Are you an experienced Staff Accountant who is looking for an opportunity to work in an exciting industry? Do you enjoy working in a casual and fun work environment? AppleOne has an incredible opportunity-interview now! Incredible position available in growing, well-known, family-oriented organization. Our client has an urgent need for a staff accountant Responsibilities will incl...
Job Description: Are you interested in the culture a start-up environment breeds, but concerned about the instability? I have a client who offers the culture of a startup, but is financially secure with many years of success and profitability. This company has many entities under the parent company and MUST have a Staff Accountant who has previous experience working in a similarly structured compa...
Scottsdale, 85254
Senior Accounting Analyst Are you an Accountant with a strong understanding of GAAP who is interested in budgeting and forecasting? Our client is looking for you. This is position is heavily focused on budgeting and analysis for the organization, but due to the complicated transactions, we need someone who truly understands can work around in the G/L. •Provide annual budgeting, forecasting, and op...
Senior Accountant (Contract) Corporate Headquarters has an immediate need for an Interim Senior Accountant with current Great Plains experience (Microsoft Dynamics GP) to assist the Controller with their day-to-day workload This position reports to the Corporate Controller PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Preparation of daily entries for Inventory and Cash entries Assist with A/P and A/R entries for G/L...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Columbus, Ohio (OH). This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Description: This role examines, analyzes and interprets accounting records to prepare statements and/or advise management. REQUIREMENTS: At least one year of mortgage servicing experience. Proficient knowledge of Core Servicing Systems (s...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Plymouth, MA has an open ended temporary position for a Senior Accountant. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: This role will support the preparation of the monthly financial statements for all entities, consolidate in excel; conduct analytical review of balance sheet and income statements, and conduct accruals and acco...
CUPA-HR#3527 JD 621-5010 MULTNOMAH UNIVERSITY JOB DESCRIPTION 05/27/2014 POSITION: Staff Accountant POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Accounting MISSION: To provide assistance with all accounting office operations and give support to the Director of Accounting by performing professional accounting work of a complex nature. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistance with Accounting Office Operations Obj...
Our Oilfield Services client is searching for a Consolidations Accountant with 5+ years of experience in general ledger, journal entries, financial statement preparation, reconciliations, intercompany, and international/multi-company ledgers. The qualified Consolidations Accountant will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and strong attention to detail. This is a fast-paced role in a dynamic an...
Our Oilfield Services client is searching for a Consolidations Accountant with 5+ years of experience in general ledger, journal entries, financial statement preparation, reconciliations, intercompany, and international/multi-company ledgers. The qualified Consolidations Accountant will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and strong attention to detail. This is a fast-paced role in a dynamic an...
Job Description: We are seeking a CONFIDENT, NUMBERS SAVVY, and DETAIL ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL for one of our client partners. This opportunity offers the ability to join a team that promotes a positive and progressive environment, a solid career path, and the ability to interject ideas on how to enhance their process. MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES: 1.Tracks all funding on the contract, provides financial...
We are looking to fill a Project Accountant job for a rapidly growing company within the construction industry. You will need to have energy and enthusiasm in order to join this highly collaborative and fast paced team. In this role you will be working in an extremely casual work environment, eligible for 3 weeks of vacation, a strong 401K plan as well as the opportunity to work with a very intell...
Company Confidential Fontana, CA, 92337
Wireless Construction firm is looking for a full time Staff Accountant. Needs to have experience in AR and AP and General Ledger write up. Needs understanding of GAAP and experience with payroll and payroll tax filings. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and able to work on multiple projects. Previous experience in a wireless environment or construction i...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29418
Experienced Bookkeeper/Accountant Large regional law firm has an immediate need for an experienced bookkeeper/accountant. We are looking for a full charged bookkeeper who will be responsible for supervising a small staff. The desired individual must be proficient in QuickBooks and Quicken. The individual we are seeking will be primarily responsible for maintaining the firm’s trust and operating ac...
Experienced staff accountant needed for busy accounting and tax office. 2-3 years experience in all aspects of accounting-AP/AR/PR/Bank Reconciliation and General Ledger. Experience in income tax preparation a plus....
Are you an Experienced Accountant who can hit the ground running and who is looking for a great company who cares about their employees! If so, then this is the ideal position for you. We are experiencing steady growth and are searching for an experienced Corporate Staff Accountant. We are a leading software manufacturing company in the Watertown area, looking for a Staff Accountant. We are a very...
My client, a well known luxury retail company, is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their dynamic team. Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager and Director of Finance, the role is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain exposure to a variety of accounting functions in a fast-paced environment. The company offers competitive compensation and a variety of benefits includin...
Accounting Principals is seeking a Property Accountant/Full Charge Bookkeeper for a Residential Property Accounting job in Culver City, CA! This is a direct hire position working in a small team. Experience with Yardi and/or MRI a PLUS! Property Accountant/Full Charge Bookkeeper Duties include: • Accounts payable • Accounts receivable • Bank reconciliations • General ledger maintenance • Payroll a...
Our Oilfield Services client is searching for a Corporate Accountant with 4+ years of experience in General Ledger, financial statement preparation, budget assistance, special projects, and more. The qualified Sr. Corporate Accountant will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and be able to research accounting issues. Public Accounting a plus! Benefits, gym onsite, meals provided, and a dynamic...
Position Summary Reporting to the Controller, the Staff Accountant maintains and controls the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. Duties · Assist the Controller with the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Accounting/...
Our Oilfield Services client is searching for a Corporate Accountant with 4+ years of experience in General Ledger, financial statement preparation, budget assistance, special projects, and more. The qualified Sr. Corporate Accountant will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and be able to research accounting issues. Public Accounting a plus! Benefits, gym onsite, meals provided, and a dynamic...
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Accounting Career Tools

Accountant

Salaries

$30,000.00 - $73,700.00
Typical Salary for Accountant
(1428 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
63.1%
Master's
22.9%
Associates
5.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
5.2%
(917 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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