Accounting Jobs

Accounting Job Overview

Accounting jobs require extensive, careful analysis of financial documents, ensuring correct completion and submission of forms, among other things. Business owners rely heavily on accountants to make sure that their numbers add up correctly and that business practices comply with federal and local tax requirements. Accountants can work for large firms that contract out to provide services to worldwide companies, or they can work for one specific company and perform all of the duties for that area.

There are many job opportunities in accounting because of the need for accuracy and attention to detail in this field. Government agencies, private companies and public companies all need accountants, so there are plenty of options and career opportunities.

Daily tasks might include:

  • Preparation, analysis, and verification of financial reports
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Evaluation of performance
  • Cost management
  • Managing assets

Accounting Job Education Requirements


Most accounting jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or another related field. Some employers prefer that employees also have a master's degree in accounting, finance or business. In order to become a Certified Public Accountant, an applicant must work a minimum number of hours in an accounting job and then pass a written test. Some accounting jobs will require the CPA license in addition to a bachelor's and/or master's degree.

Junior accountants may be able to find jobs that require an associate's degree. Some jobs offer training on the job to entry-level Bookkeepers, but most accounting jobs will require at least some formal education.

Accounting Job Market


An accountant can choose to specialize in a specific area, such as auditing, tax preparation, or asset management. Based on projections, the accounting field will continue to grow with a few thousand jobs opening up annually. There are both full-time and part-time opportunities for accounting jobs around the country, so it can be a great career opportunity with the potential for growth.

Accounting Job Salary Information


Accountants who have a bachelor's degree start earning an average of $35,000 per year, while those who have master's degrees can start out earning much more. Experience in the field provides a lot of room for growth. Accountants with 1-3 years of experience make $50,000 annually, on average, while 10-15 years of experience can result in more than double that salary. Positions in upper management of companies can also be lucrative options for accountants who want to improve.
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Accounts Payable Specialist Join a growing team that combines the excitement of a startup with the stability of the biggest name in healthcare! - 401k w/ Company Match - Excellent Hourly Pay - Weekly Paycheck - Direct Deposit and much more! The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for reviewing, validating, and processing all invoices for payment according to the department’s policies ...
Job ID EPM-00009403 Emerson Company Power & Water Solutions Country United States State/Province North Carolina City Charlotte Publish Start Date Oct 27 2014 Job Level Entry Level Job Description Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Basic duties to include: • Reviewing customer RFQ and detailed technical specs, determine bid/no bid, assess technical and commercial risks and prep...
JOIN OUR ACCOUNTING TEAM! Mathy Construction Company, a general contractor specializing in asphalt paving and aggregate production/crushing, is currently seeking qualified individuals join our team within the following positions: Accountant, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Qualified candidates will have: Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office); An Associate's degree or higher in acc...
Job Description Commvault is looking for a successful Enterprise Account Manager to generate revenue by identifying and developing a customer base, selling solutions to new and existing key and strategic customers through face-to-face contact either directly or through partners, and proactively managing accounts within the territory. Are you an accomplished salesperson who buildslong term relat...
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK Life Care Center of Medina, Ohio Full-time position available. (EOE/M/F/V/D) Requirements Must have accounts payable and accounts receivable accounting experience, and a high school diploma or equivalent. Bookkeeping and data entry experience preferred. Long-term care or skilled nursing facility experience is preferred. Must be computer literate w...
About the Position: Be a part of a team responsible for conducting any and all sales activities and generating customer interest in National Grid’s various energy services to include Electric and Gas Energy Efficiency (EE) programs. As an Account Representative you will deliver on assigned sales targets by maintaining strong targeting activities and achieving high appointment and close rates. In ...
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...
The Home Care Group LLC is seeking an administrative assistant/accounting manager to assist its Chief Financial Officer in areas of accounting, payroll, accounts payable, human resources and regulatory compliance, as well as management reporting and other duties as assigned by and reporting directly to the CFO. As an organization, we're composed of eight home health care agencies located througho...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Physician Account Executive Spokane, WA Full-Time $80,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Physician Account Executive Spokane, WA Full-Time $80,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Physician Account Executive with medical sales experience, please read on! This is a great opportunity to join a l...
The Home Care Group LLC is seeking an administrative assistant/accounting manager to assist its Chief Financial Officer in areas of accounting, payroll, accounts payable, human resources and regulatory compliance, as well as management reporting and other duties as assigned by and reporting directly to the CFO. As an organization, we're composed of eight home health care agencies located througho...
Who are we? Regus is the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world's largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it's from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline and Nokia joi...
ACCOUNTING Accounts Payable Clerk Lathrop Required: Strong Accounts Payable history with min. 2 years exp. Some gen. accounting/ bookkeeping; Must have worked in high volume, multi-company or dept. environment, Be team oriented and able to work independently Send Resume w/ Cover letter to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 8468, Stockton, CA 95208 This listing brought to you by ValleyJobFinder.com....
Solomon Page Group - Creative and Marketing Staffing works on creative and marketing in both corporate and agency setting. We are looking for Sr. Account Executive/Account Supervisor who has 3 plus years of traditional agency experience with a deep passion for CPG/Health/Technology and other industries. Have you been in your role for a while? Timing is everything, if it's the right time…maybe it's...
Job Description Eaton is looking for an OEM Account Manager - Advanced Account Management. This position will be located from a home office in Wisconsin. Primary responsibilities of this role are: - Grow the business at a profitable level - Develop business partner relationships, including at executive levels, with existing key accounts. - Identify growth areas/opportunities with existing acco...
Account Executive - Commercial Accounts Join our growing sales team! We are expanding our Commercial sales team and looking for smart, fun, and entrepreneurially minded sales professionals who can help take our business to the next level. In this key role, we are looking for a results-driven individual who will successfully execute a sales strategy and close new business. The ideal candidate has...
About Comdata Comdata Inc. is a leading business-to-business provider of innovative electronic payment solutions. As an issuer and a processor, the company provides fleet, corporate payment, healthcare, virtual card, and prepaid solutions to over 30,000 customers. Comdata’s SVS division is a global gift card and loyalty innovator that manages over 600 million cards and processes over 1 billion tr...
WS Development is one of the largest privately-owned retail development firms in the country. The Company develops, owns, manages, and leases an extensive portfolio of over 85 properties, including lifestyle centers, power centers, community centers, and mixed-use developments. At each one, we build to own and commit to long-term investments by forging relationships with communities built on trust...
Explore a career with Adecco, the nation’s leading provider for temporary, temp-to-hire and contingency search/permanent placement services. The Adecco Sales Account Executive job is responsible for is responsible for (Finance & Accounting) business development and customer service activities within their assigned territory ensuring that clients’ expectations are exceeded and sales/gross margins ...
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...

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Accounting Career Tools

Accountant - General

Salaries

$30,000.00 - $76,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant - General
(1048 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
62%
Master's
16.7%
Associates
8.8%
Some College Coursework Completed
8.3%
High School
2.8%
(635 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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