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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Our client located in Rockville, MD is seeking an Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Specialist on a temporary basis. Candidate will handle invoice processing, billing, and light collections. Candidate may also assist with reconciliations and vendor management. Requirements Solomon or Dynamics SL experience required Accounts payable experience Accounts receivable experience Excellent wr...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43215
JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Account Manager / Account Manager Assistant DEPARTMENT:HR Benefits REPORTS TO:Benefits Manager FLSA: Non-exempt Position Summary Seeking a full-time, permanent Account Manager and Account Manager Assistant position. Knowledge of group benefits: medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; and the Affordable Care Act desired. Ohio Insurance License preferred, but can ...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Commercial Lines Account Executive Naples, FL Full-Time $60,000 - $75,000 Apply Apply Commercial Lines Account Executive Naples, FL Full-Time $60,000 - $75,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Commercial Lines Account Executive with experience, please read on! We pay up $75K plus benefits. Top Re...
Manpower is searching for an Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk for a well known company in the Roaring Spring, PA area. A well qualified candidate must be a well rounded individual and have experience in both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. They must test at a proficient level for both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. A candidate must also hold an Associates Degree in Accounting,...
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 ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Commercial Lines Account Rep Pottstown, PA Full-Time $45,000 - $50,000 Apply Apply Commercial Lines Account Rep Pottstown, PA Full-Time $45,000 - $50,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Commercial Lines Account Rep with experience, please read on! We offer a salary up to $50K plus benefits. Top ...
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...
Unleash your potential with Cox Communications as a Cox Business Senior Account Executive! In this role, you’ll have ample opportunities for personal and professional growth; in addition, you’ll be joining a first class organization, well known and respected in the communities we serve. The Cox Communications Difference Cox Enterprises, parent company of Cox Communications, is a top 10 player in...
Description: Great account management is result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm) The Strategic Acct Exec, Key Accounts is accountable for renewing the customer year over year. The SAE will mana...
CFC: Created and Owned by America's Electric Cooperative Network Here is your chance to work for a financial services company dedicated to rural America that offers a fast-paced challenging environment with the benefits of a collaborative team! Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (or CFC) of Dulles, Virginia has provided loan and investment soluti...
Arnold's Flooring America is seeking a skilled accounts payable clerk to be responsible for processing all invoices in an accurate and timely manner, and to send out daily A/R invoices to customers. Skills/Qualifications: Computer literate: specifically strong Microsoft Office skills Data entry skills, as well as a knack for numbers High degree of accuracy and attention to detail Excellent re...
OUT SIDE SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE The Complete Logistics Company (CLC) is an asset based, third party logistics provider specializing in all phases of transportation and supply chain management services, we are currently looking for full time OUT SIDE SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Essential duties : *Review current customers accounts for ideas to expand service available to present customers *call on...
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 RelationshipRepresentative 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 RelationshipRepresentative F&A regularly calls on prospective a...
DEPARTMENT: Accounting SUPERVISOR: Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt CORPORATE VISION STATEMENT: To be and become known as the best service provider in our industry. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Every team member of the C Spire Crew is charged with bringing our strategic vision of personalized wireless to life. Perform accounts payable accounting function including re...
Company Confidential Framingham, MA, 01701
We are looking for an Accounting Assistant with focus on Accounts Payable. The role involves paying vendors according to Finance procedures, including verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving payment discrepancies; and ensuring credit is received for outstanding memos. Qualifications needed are: 1 - 2 years of Accounts Payable experience in a services industry Ba...
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American and its affiliated companies also provide title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; proper...
We have an Accounts Receivable/Accounting Specialist job open in Northbrook, IL. You must have a well-rounded accounting background and exceptional follow up skills to be considered for this opportunity. You will be responsible for accounts receivable, administrative support, financial reporting, data entry and special projects. This is a small to mid-sized company with a great company culture and...

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Accounting Career Tools

Accountant - General

Salaries

$30,000.00 - $76,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant - General
(1047 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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