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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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Trinity Industries, Inc. , headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a diversified industrial company that owns market-leading businesses which provide products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, ...
Hooks & Associates, LLC Lafayette, LA
Seeking degreed accountant with current or pending CPA certification. Minimum two years experience with client relations, bookkeeping, accounting, IRS and state department resolution, personal and corporate tax preparation. Small office environment with flexible schedule and great benefits. You hold yourself to a high degree of ethics and integrity. You believe accuracy and attention to detail ar...
Ledgent Search Group Houston, TX
Job Description: Our client, an international organization in Milford, is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their accounting group. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for all accounting functions including the accounting close, journal entries, the General Ledger, and account reconciliations. The Senior Accountant will have a highly visible role within the corporate finance team and ...
G.A.S. Unlimited Houston, TX
• Develops a working knowledge of our Client's activities that are within their scope of responsibilities and is able to translate this understanding to own role and activities • Builds early technical knowledge and develops a sound understanding of our Client's Finance and global accounting policies • Develops a sound understanding of our Client's Finance standards, processes and controls • De...
Marten Transport Portland, OR
Company DescriptionEvanta fosters leadership development and collaborative exchange among North America's top executives. Our tightly-governed, powerful network starts with face-to-face gatherings and leadership conferences and extends into professional development programs as well as our mobile social networking platform, Evanta365. Evanta serves Fortune 1000 CXOs and high-caliber executives acro...
Marten Transport Mountain View, CA
Staff Accountant - Staff Accountant, Excel, accounting Staff Accountant - Staff Accountant, Excel, accounting - Skills Required - Staff Accountant, Excel, accounting, accounts payable, Vendor Invoices, Certified Accounts Payable Professional-CAPP, Microsoft OfficeIf you are a Staff Accountant with experience, please read on!Based in Inglewood, CA we are a fast-growing company revolutionizing medic...
Marten Transport Inglewood, CA
Staff Accountant - Staff Accountant, Excel, accounting Staff Accountant - Staff Accountant, Excel, accounting - Skills Required - Staff Accountant, Excel, accounting, accounts payable, Vendor Invoices, Certified Accounts Payable Professional-CAPP, Microsoft OfficeIf you are a Staff Accountant with experience, please read on!Based in Inglewood, CA we are a fast-growing company revolutionizing medic...
Jarden Corporation Boca Raton, FL
JCS-Accountant/Sr Accountant Jarden Corporation - Boca Raton Prepare monthly licensing cash forecasts. Maintain licensing income detail file. Prepare monthly journal entries and analysis relating to royalty accounting including both royalty income and royalty expense. Coordinate licensing audits.... Apply today...
Fixed Asset Accountant – Inventory Accountant – General Ledger Accountant – Staff Accountant – GL – Asset Management – Lawson – Construction – Depreciation – Hospital – Property – Disbursement Are you an Accountant with fixed assets, GL, and/or inventory accounting experience who is looking for growth opportunities with an international company? If this describes you than please take a gander at ...
Shaner Houston, TX
Job Description: SHANER Tax Accountant Shaner has an exciting opportunity for a Tax Accountant to join our growing team at our Corporate Headquarters located in State College, Pennsylvania. The Tax Accountant will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing financial data, preparing financial statements, ensuring compliance with tax regulations, preparing multi-state in...
Marten Transport Gainesville, FL
Company DescriptionVerity Recruiting is a specialty staffing and recruiting firm with over 100 years of experience in the DFW market. This experience gives us the competitive edge that is required to source and evaluate the best available talent in the marketplace. Our client base includes Fortune 500, middle market and start-up companies throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Our team of experienc...
Catholic Health Initiatives Tacoma, WA, 98402
Job Summary : Performs complex accounting work that requires the application of accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards to the financial activities of Franciscan Health Systems (FHS) in accordance with internal policies and procedures and regulatory requirements. Work involves performing various complex and/or sensitive accounting transactions for the financial reporting of hospit...
Square Enix Co., Ltd. El Segundo, CA, 90245
Senior Accountant / Accountant Reports To: Controller Location: El Segundo, CA Revised: Oct 31, 2014 SUMMARY The role is responsible for planning and directing activities within the accounting department. This includes developing and implementing goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget and accounting. Other duties may include preparation of financi...
PPL Corporation Allentown, PA, 18101
1. Prepares derivative accounting journal entries for commodity transactions for the monthly close in accordance with ASC815. 2. Prepares entries and analysis on broker activity for commodity-related transactions. 3. Responsible for preparing journal entries from the Company’s inventory systems to accurately record coal, oil and petroleum product inventories as well as monthly reconciliation and...
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 ...
ITT Exelis Rochester, NY
Exelis is powered by ingenuity, which is the hallmark of our business, products and people. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aero-structures, logistics and technical services. We provide innovative solutions in the areas of comma...
Boston Scientific Marlborough, MA, 01752
Primary Location: US-MA-Marlborough Additional Job Posting Locations: US-CT-Hartford; US-MA-Boston; US-MA-Worcester; US-RI-Providence Requisition ID: 100037 Boston Scientific’s new global headquarters based in Marlborough, MA offers a number of amenities including on-site childcare, a newly expanded fitness center, basketball courts, athletic field, walking and biking trails, on-site banking, d...
Jarden Corporation Boca Raton, FL, 33427
Org Marketing Statement Jarden Consumer Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products including Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, and VillaWare®. We are a company with more than 4,000 employees in fifteen c...
PPL Corporation Allentown, PA, 18101
Assists in the preparation of recurring accounting analyses, journal entries and account reconciliations. Assists in the preparation of financial statements and other internal/external financial reports. Assists in the testing of internal controls over financial reporting. Develops competence in assigned areas of responsibility by performing structured work. Uses existing procedures to identif...
PPL Corporation Allentown, PA, 18101
Supports the preparation of key quarterly information, including certain sections of SEC filings, Audit Committee presentations and the preparation of certain financial information in the corporate earnings release and analyst slides. Supports the timely preparation of key internal management financial reports. Establishes criteria and maintains documentation supporting the use of non-GAAP financi...

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