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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Large Financial Services Firm seeking a Senior Accounting Manager, Technical Accounting Policy to Plan, direct, develop and administer accounting policy across the Bank. Primary lead and support for the Vice President, Accounting Policy and Enterprise SOX and coordinate the research of technical accounting issues related to the Bank. Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies...
About ARAMARK ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most A...
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...
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...
Process AP invoices in a timely and accurate manner. Match, code and scan invoices. Process checks, wire payments and ACH payments. Monitor accounts to insure that invoices are received and paid in a timely manner. Investigate and resolve issues. Communicate with vendors in a professional manner. Process cash and checks for deposit and deliver to the bank. Assist with other general accounting proc...
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...
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. Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Assistant Responsibilities: Accounts Payable: · Review and process vendor invoices, expense report...
Accounts Payable /Accounts Receivable Specialist We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with a minimum of five years Account Receivable and Accounts Payable experience who will take full ownership of our company bookkeeping. The applicant should display a positive and proactive attitude, strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and multitask, and be a strong communicator, ...
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...
Job Description SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for servicing assigned middle market commercial insurance accounts with a focus on condominium accounts with designated Producer. Account rounding and development of new business as appropriate and in accordance with the practices, policies and procedures of the Company. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Review and analyze commercial accounts f...
Job Description Responsible for servicing assigned middle market commercial insurance construction accounts with a focus on construction accounts, with designated Producer. Account rounding and development of new business as appropriate and in accordance with the practices, policies and procedures of the Company. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Review and analyze commercial accounts for coverage, li...
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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 are hiring for a Part Time Accounting Specialist/Part Time Accounting Clerk job in Gurnee, IL. You must be flexible to work 20 hours per week to begin and the position will eventually transition to 40 hours weekly to be considered for this job. You will be responsible for assisting with all general accounting functions including; accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, financial rep...
We are hiring for an Accounts Receivable Specialist/Accounts Receivable Representative job in Itasca, IL. You must have extensive business to business collections and account management experience to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for overseeing follow up on past due invoices, collection calls, risk analysis, customer service and special projects within the accounts receivabl...
We are hiring for an Accounting Specialist/Accounting Assistant in Lake Bluff, IL. You must have a Bachelor's Degree and one to three years of experience to be considered for this opportunity. You will be responsible for managing the daily payables and receivables along with vendor management and customer service. This company promotes an entrepreneurial spirit! Accounting Specialist/Accounting A...
We are hiring for an Accounting Assistant/Accounting Specialist job in Wheeling, IL. You must have a minimum of one year of experience to be considered for this opportunity. You will be responsible for supporting the billing team in all daily functions including invoicing, filing, data entry and special projects. This is a great company that offers fantastic benefits! Accounting Assistant/Account...
We have an Accounts Receivable Specialist/Accounts Receivable Analyst job open in Libertyville, IL. You must have bankruptcy collections experience to be considered for this opportunity. You will be responsible for full-cycle collections, account management, outbound collection calls, invoice management and research and resolution. Accounts Receivable Specialist/Accounts Receivable Analyst Job Re...
We are hiring for an Accounts Payable Specialist/Accounts Payable job in Lincolnshire, IL. You must have three to five years of experience processing full cycle Accounts Payable as well as experience utilizing an ERP system in a fast paced environment to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for processing vendor invoices, reviewing data and financial reporting. The Accounts Payabl...
We are hiring for an Accounts Receivable/Accounts Receivable Specialist job in Arlington Heights, IL. You must have a minimum of three to five years of experience in cash applications, account reconciliations, credit risk analysis and wire transfer experience to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for performing a high volume of reconciliations, resolving customer inquiries, maint...

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Accounting Career Tools

Accountant - General

Salaries

$30,000.00 - $76,000.00
Typical Salary for Accountant - General
(1046 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
62%
Master's
16.7%
Associates
8.8%
Some College Coursework Completed
8.4%
High School
2.8%
(634 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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