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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.
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Smyrna, GA Sandvik, a Swedish based international high technology engineering group with world leading positions in cemented carbide and high speed steel tools for metal cutting; equipment and tools for mining and construction; and advanced stainless steel, specialty alloy and ceramic resistance products and process systems, has an opening for a Senior Accountant at the Smyrna, G...
ARI Network Services is one of the fastest growing Software Companies in the Midwest. Milwaukee Business Journal’s listed ARI as part of the top 25 Largest Area Software Product Companies in Milwaukee for the second straight year! ARI is a leading provider of electronic catalogs and dealer websites. The Accountant II is a Brand New Position, responsible for assisting in the preparation and distrib...
STAFF ACCOUNTANT The Select Family of Staffing Companies is looking for a self-motivated, talented Staff Accountant to join our dynamic accounting & finance team at their corporate office in Santa Barbara, CA. Ideal candidates should be well versed in all areas of accounting and thrive in a fast paced work environment. Job Description: Prepare month end journal entries. Review and analyze monthly...
Your skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Manpower Professional knows how and where to get you where you want to go. You offer your unique skills and experi...
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT The Select Family of Staffing Companies is looking for a self-motivated, talented Senior Accountant to join our dynamic accounting & finance team at their corporate office in Santa Barbara, CA. Ideal candidates should be well versed in all areas of accounting and thrive in a fast paced work environment. Job Description: Reconcilement and analysis of monthly revenue and direct cos...
Job Description: This Sr Accountant Position Features: ? Full Benefits. ? 401K with Employer Match. ? Great Pay to $75K Immediate need for Sr. Accountant in Scottsdale for our Global Relocation Services company. Must have CPA. Primary responsibilities include: ? Complete balance sheet reconciliations for various accounts ? Lead co-ordination of the statutory audits of the company?s foreign operati...
Job Description: This Construction Accountant - $60K/year Position Features: ? Excellent Pay. ? Benefits and 401K. ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for construction accountant - $60k/year seeking great pay, family friendly environment and benefits. Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong analytical ability Positive attitude 5+ years accounting experience General...
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Since 1981, Swindon Springer & Co. CPA’s, a growing, full-service CPA firm located in Huber Heights, OH, has been a trusted advisor by providing timely and quality professional services to a diverse client base. Due to continued growth, we are currently seeking a highly-motivated self-starter with 2+ years recent audit experience at a public accounting firm to be involved in a va...
Company Confidential Birmingham, AL
Jr Accountant Job Duties: Maintains financial records for subsidiary companies by analyzing balance sheets and general ledger accounts. Reconciles general and subsidiary bank accounts by gathering and balancing information. Provides financial status information by preparing special reports; completing special projects. Corrects errors by posting adjusting journal entries. Maintains general ledger...
Senior Accountant - Treasury - CPA A large, international, product based company is looking for a talented CPA to join their corporate accounting team. This Senior Accountant will provide accounting, FP&A and technical accounting support to their Corporate Treasury function. The person must have strong experience with the accounting for derivatives, hedging and financial instruments. The person wi...
Senior Accountant - Asset Management - CPA A prestigious investment management firm has a new opening for a Senior Technical Accountant. This will take the lead in reporting, analysis and accounting regarding to financial instruments used in the group. This requires a strong mix of accounting, analysis, research and business partnering skills. Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of public a...
AMG is seeking a Tax Accountant to join our team in Englewood, CO. Position requires an active CPA and minimum 3 years experience preparing and reviewing tax returns for individuals with complex tax situations as well as experience preparing and of the following returns: corporate, partnership, trust, estate, gift and foundation. Responsibilities: Prepare tax returns, including corporate, partners...
Company Confidential Chandler, AZ, 85224
Our established medical practice has locations valleywide and is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team in the Chandler area. Scope: This position provides management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts and preparing financial statements. Must present a professional appearance and have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to multi-task and commun...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10003
Small, well-established New York City CPA Firm is looking for a self-motivated PART-TIME that could lead to full-time ACCOUNTANT/CPA(28-35hrs/week) to join our fast-paced, public accounting practice. The perfect candidate will have a Minimum of 4+ years of recent full time experience in public accounting . Job responsibilities would include tax return preparation of all types of taxes(individual,...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Accountant This is a 3-6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accounti...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93311
Staff Accountant We are a growing company in need of a Staff Accountant. Responsibilities include production of monthly financial reports, maintenance of our system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the reported financial results. A minimum of 5 years Accounting/Finance experience required. BA/BS in Finance/Accounting o...
We have an immediate opening for a self-motivated team player with the skills required to provide project accounting a dynamic, fast-paced group of consulting engineers, where you can contribute to the group’s bottom-line success in this support role. In this Houston-based position, the qualified individual will have the following responsibilities: • Set-up and maintain project financial informati...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is assisting a Tampa, Florida (FL) client in the search for a qualified Bookkeeper / Accountant for a future need. Duties will include: Journal entries Generation of financial reports Month-end close functions A/P and A/R functions Bank reconciliations Miscellaneous duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 3+ years of experience in general-ledger functions is required A Ba...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently hiring for a qualified Payroll Accountant for a current need in Tampa, Florida (FL). Job Duties Include: Processing and distribution of labor reports Payroll general ledger processing including analysis and journal entries Back-up functions in preparation of multi-state payroll (high volume) Employee payroll audits REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's degree is preferre...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A growing Center City tax consulting firm seeks a Senior Tax Accountant due to growth in Philadelphia, PA! This person will be involved with doing taxes for trusts, corporate, individual, partnership, S-corp, and much more. They have great diversity in client base, growth potential, and a phenomenal work-life balance as compared to traditional public accounting and tax firms! Thi...
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Accounting Career Tools
$30,000.00 - $73,700.00
Typical Salary for Accountant
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Education / Training
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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Attention to Detail
Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
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