Accounting Jobs

Accounting Job Overview

Accounting jobs have a wide array of tasks that include the analysis of financial documents, reporting to management about the financial position of the company, and adhering to local, state, and federal laws in regards to financial transparency. Owners of businesses rely heavily on the numbers accounting employees calculate, as the information provides employers with the potential strengths and weaknesses of the company. Accounting ranges from the simple to the complex, and those with ambition and the proper education could witness a promotion as high as Chief Accounting Officer or Chief Financial Officer.

Daily accounting job tasks involve:

  • Collecting pertinent financial information
  • Analyzing the collected data
  • Data entry using computer accounting software
  • Generating financial reports
  • Sharing information or reporting to a supervisor

Accounting Job Education Requirements

Most accounting jobs require at least a bachelor's degree, however, there are some positions, such as a Bookkeeper, which allows candidates to obtain the job with either an associate's degree or equivalent experience. For jobs requiring more attention to detail, employers prefer that employees have a master's degree in finance, accounting, economics or an MBA.

Those that want to reach the top of the accounting ladder need certain certifications, namely a CPA. Certified Public Accountants are high in demand, as they typically have many years of experience and have passed a written exam.

Accounting Job Market

Depending upon the area of expertise, an accounting professional has a different demand. Accounting or auditing jobs that require a bachelor's degree are always in high demand, while bookkeepers and accounting clerks work lessor hours or even part-time. Accounting jobs' demand is also highly based on tax season, and some jobs are seasonal only, typically from January to April.

Overall, the job market for accounting jobs should grow between 11 and 13 percent over the next 10 years, making it comparable with the national average. However, stricter government regulations regarding tax information will drive the demand perhaps even higher.

Accounting Job Salary Information

Bookkeepers, accounting clerks, or those with only an associate's degree start at an average of $16.91 an hour or $35,170 annually. The pay scale continues the more education a candidate has, as those with a bachelor's degree earn an average of $63,550 annually. At the high end of salaries, CPAs average $71,000 a year, while Chief Accounting Officers can expect a yearly wage on average of about $200,000 depending on the industry.

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ACCOUNTING ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN South San Joaquin Irrigation DistrictRipon, CA Salary: $24.80 - $30.16 South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a history 100 years strong. We are a special district providing irrigation and driving water to local farmers, businesses and residents. Currently we are accepting applications for an Accounting Technician. Under the direction of the Finance Superviso...
Job Description: Accounts Receivable Specialist. + This role will assist the accounting department with duties related to the accounts receivable and the collections process. + SAP General Ledger experience desired. + Strong understanding of debits/credits and accounting principals. + Analytical ability and computer skills + Must have intermediate-advanced level Excel skills + Strong attent...
Description: Are you a people person? This position is poised to impact millions. At UnitedHealth Group, we make a difference with better ideas, and there is no limit to where you can go. You'll work with our elite team who exude passionate account management. You'll exhibit pride in your ability and your portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passio...
Description: Are you a people person? This position is poised to impact millions. At UnitedHealth Group, we make a difference with better ideas, and there is no limit to where you can go. You'll work with our elite team who exude passionate account management. You'll exhibit pride in your ability and your portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passio...
Pharmaceutical Sales / Account Management – National Account Manager - Long Term Care Pharmacy Division (Experience Required) About the Opportunity: The primary responsibility of the NAM position is to plan and carry out direct sales and customer service activities for MHA’s largest business unit. You will also maintain and develop sales of pharmaceuticals, med/surgical supplies or capital equip...
Bob Moore Auto Group is seeking an Accounting Manager / Office Manager to join our centralized accounting team. This position ensures that all sales and expenses are fairly represented on financial documents, develops controls necessary for the proper conduct of the business and maintains accurate records. DUTIES Prepare complete financial statements/MIS and submit to the manufacturer and manage...
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Specialist Responsibilities: General accounting functions Processing Accounts Payables Processing Accounts Receivables Bank Reconciliations Invoicing Answering phones Filing Qualifications: Experience with AP/AR Excellent communication/customer service skills Excellent organizational skills Why Kelly®? With Kelly, accounting and finance profession...
The Client Relationship Associate F&A is responsible for revenue generation through new business development activities including: daily planning, networking, sourcing, cold calling, client visits and related follow-up activities to customers in designated segments or target lists within the Finance & Accounting industry. The Client Relationship Associate F&A regularly calls on prospective and cur...
Are you looking to join a hardworking team of professionals who make an impact? Advicent is the leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the financial services industry. We are a fast-paced company that provides comprehensive benefits, a dynamic culture, and many opportunities for career growth. As a Sales Account Executive within our Enterprise team, you will execute sales efforts for A...
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Conservation Forestry is looking to hire for the position of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Processing. This is a part-time,hourly position that pays $18/hour and includes 401(k) participation. Conservation Forestry is an investment organization, based out of Exeter, New Hampshire, that aligns private equity with conservation capital for the purpose ...
The Supply Accounting Department is responsible for the recording of scheduled product movements and settlement activity for Global's bulk supply business. This role has significant interaction with front office personnel to ensure timely processing of invoices, the recording of appropriate ancillary costs and actualization of scheduled product movements. The team is currently focused on continuou...
Transaction Services Manager Cohen & Company is a regional accounting and business consulting firm that has been serving privately held businesses in Northeast Ohio since 1977. Ranked as one of the top five largest accounting firms in Northeast Ohio and top 100 in the nation, our firm also has repeatedly been recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies by the Weatherhead 100 and In...
The Client Relationship Associate F&A is responsible for revenue generation through new business development activities including: daily planning, networking, sourcing, cold calling, client visits and related follow-up activities to customers in designated segments or target lists within the Finance & Accounting industry. The Client Relationship Associate F&A regularly calls on prospective and cur...
The Client Relationship Associate F&A is responsible for revenue generation through new business development activities including: daily planning, networking, sourcing, cold calling, client visits and related follow-up activities to customers in designated segments or target lists within the Finance & Accounting industry. The Client Relationship Associate F&A regularly calls on prospective and cur...
The Client Relationship Associate F&A is responsible for revenue generation through new business development activities including: daily planning, networking, sourcing, cold calling, client visits and related follow-up activities to customers in designated segments or target lists within the Finance & Accounting industry. The Client Relationship Associate F&A regularly calls on prospective and cur...
The Client Relationship Representative F&A is responsible for revenue generation through new business development activities including:daily planning, networking, sourcing, cold calling, client visits and related follow-up activities to customers in designated segments or target lists within the Finance & Accounting industry.The Client Relationship Representative F&A regularly calls on prospective...
The Client Relationship Representative F&A is responsible for revenue generation through new business development activities including:daily planning, networking, sourcing, cold calling, client visits and related follow-up activities to customers in designated segments or target lists within the Finance & Accounting industry.The Client Relationship Representative F&A regularly calls on prospective...
The Accounts Payable/General Accounting Specialist would take full ownership and responsibility for the following activities and tasks: · Coordinate and perform all aspects of the accounts payable cycle in a timely accurate manner following company policy as well as provide various general accounting support Ÿ Process all invoices, operating and purchase order, including matching invoices to doc...
Recruiter / Dealmaker / Master Closer - Account Manager / Account Executive / Client Relations Specialist No recruiting experience required; training and professional development is provided. Compensation: Salary, Bonuses (very high income potential), Health Benefits Location: Westlake Village, CA Are you...? - a positive, persuasive, people person - driven and motivated to achieve greatness...
We have an Accounts Receivable Specialist/Accounts Receivable Clerk job open in Vernon Hills, IL. You must have experience with accounts receivable and business to business collections to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for managing deductions, client correspondence, returns and credits. This is a rapidly growing company with excellent management! Accounts Receivable Speciali...

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Accounting Career Tools

Accountant - General

Salaries

$30,000.00 - $76,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant - General
(1048 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
62.1%
Master's
16.7%
Associates
8.8%
Some College Coursework Completed
8.3%
High School
2.8%
(636 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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