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 ...
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...
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Mobile Account Manager Kansas City, MO Full-Time $90,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Senior Mobile Account Manager Kansas City, MO Full-Time $90,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details We're a fast-paced, growing, and a downright cool Technology Company with tons of upside. We keep growing... and gro...
Manpower is searching for an Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk for a well known company in the Altoona, PA area. Duties include: sending out invoices and receiving / processing payments. Distributing Accounts Payable invoices to the appropriate supervisors for signatures and validation. Requirements : Associates Degree in Accounting, 1 year minimum experience in both Accounts Payable and Accou...
Perform the day to day processing of accounts payable transactions to ensure that company expenditures & payments are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Experience with assigning general ledger coding to invoice or validating coding already assigned. Audit freight bills for valid shipping documents and general...
Description: Position Description: UnitedHealth Group is working to create the Healthcare system of tomorrow and you can help. Already Fortune 17, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good. Through our family of businesses and a lot of i...
When applying for this position, please note on your application: Position #815-201-4552-001 (14-049). The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is seeking a motivated individual for an exciting career as an Accounting Administrator I (Specialist), willing to consider Associate Accounting Analyst. Join us in our beautiful LEED Platinum Certified headquarters building in West Sacr...
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...
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) with an Investment portfolio over $145 billion is seeking ambitious individuals with skills and experience in the areas of investment accounting, system implementation, policy and process formulation, and cash management for an exciting career as an ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATOR I (SPECIALIST) or ASSOCIATE ACCOUNTING ANALYST. Join us in our bea...
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...
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...
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...
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 Receivable and Collections analyst should possess the following requirements. Carry out billing, collection, cash management and reporting activities according to specific deadlines Ability to follow guidelines and procedures, and maintain an up-to-date invoicing system Generate and prepare Invoice package, which includes Purchase order and all supporting documentation required for...
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...
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....

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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
62.1%
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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