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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JOIN OUR ACCOUNTING TEAM! Hartland Fuel Products, a wholesale marketer of refined fuel products, is seeking career oriented candidates to join our team. Available Job Opportunities: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Billing and Contract Administration Qualified candidates will have: • A college degree and/or equivalent education/ experience in business, accounting, or finance • Proficient com...
What We Do: MCMC's success can be attributed to our diverse and talented work force.​ Our employees are the foundation of our business and are helping MCMC grow each year.​ Because of our tremendous growth, we are always in search of outstanding individuals.​ Responsibilities: Accounts Payable: · Review and process vendor invoices, expense reports, consultant pay, etc. by verifying accuracy o...
At Randstad, we are expanding! Our Major Accounts division is poised to grow exponentially and we need your help! Randstad Professionals Major Accounts Division is hiring an Account Executive to provide staffing services to our major accounts. The ideal individual will have a staffing industry background and have excelled at both client relations and candidate generation. This is an unusual oppo...
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 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...
Company Confidential Dublin, OH, 43017
OB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Account Manager & Account Manager Assistant DEPARTMENT:HR Benefits REPORTS TO:Benefits Manager FLSA: Non-exempt Position Summary Account Manager: Full-time, permanent. Knowledge of group benefits: medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; and the Affordable Care Act desired. Ohio Insurance License preferred, but can obtain after being hired. Will administer and mai...
We have an Accounts Payable Specialist/Accounts Payable Analyst job available in Arlington Heights, IL. You must have a minimum of three to five years of accounts payable experience and the ability to learn new systems quickly. You will be responsible for full-cycle accounts payable, data entry, check runs, contract maintenance and special projects. This is an exciting time to join this group as t...
We have an Accounts Receivable Specialist/Accounts Receivable job open in Melrose Park, IL. You must have a minimum of five years of experience and ERP system knowledge to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for analysis, complex billing, accounts receivable, collections and budget creation. This is a great role for someone who takes ownership of their role and is seeking a long t...
We have an Accounting Clerk/Accounting Assistant job open in Itasca, IL. You must have a minimum of three years of experience in an accounting support role to be considered for this position. You will be responsible for handling incoming and outgoing wire transfers, cash applications and data entry, reconciliations, invoice troubleshooting and reporting. This role is a new addition! Accounting Cl...
We have a Part Time Accounting Assistant/Part Time Accounting Specialist job available in Glenview, IL. You must have three to five years of experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable and month end close to be considered for this position. You will be responsible for managing incoming payments, accounts payable, reconciling accounts, financial reporting and month and year end close. The h...
We have an Accounts Payable/Accounts Payable Specialist job open in Vernon Hills, IL. You must have a minimum of two years of experience and advanced Microsoft Excel skills to be considered for this position. You will be responsible for full cycle accounts payable processing including matching, batching and coding, basic journal entries, reconciliations and month end close support work. This is a ...
We have a Part Time Accounts Receivable/Accounts Receivable Clerk job in Hoffman Estates, IL. You must have experience processing lockbox payments and charge backs and have availability to work part time hours to be considered for this position. You will be managing wire transfers, processing lockbox payments, chargebacks, credit card payment processing and researching disputes. This is a very sta...
We have a Part Time Accounting Assistant/Part Time Accounting Clerk job open in Wilmette, IL. You must have availability to work morning hours and have a minimum of three years of experience supporting accounts payable, accounts receivable and month end close to be considered for this position. This is a non profit organization and a great group of people! Part Time Accounting Assistant/Part Time...
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...
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT/ ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST Company: AAMP of America Status: Full Time Location: Clearwater, FL Job Description: AAMP of America (www.aampofamerica.com) is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic accessories. We are seeking a highly organized team player to work as an Accounting Assistant at our Corporate Headquarters ...
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...
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State Collection Service, Inc. is a fast-growing, nationally recognized company focused on providing quality debt collections and accounts receivable management solutions to clients. We can provide you excellent training and support as you grow your career, the ability to take on valuable business skills, and the opportunity to become a certified industry professional with a recognized market lead...

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