Entry Level Accounting Jobs

Entry Level Accounting Overview


Entry Level Accountants are directly responsible for producing a variety of financial documents as well as recording the expenses and revenues of a company. Their primary task is recording all of the various financial transactions that occur during the normal course of business, updating financial statements and checking various financial records for accuracy.

Entry Level Accounting Education Requirements


While a high school diploma is the minimum requirement for most Entry Level Accounting jobs, many looking to find employment with larger corporations or planning to advance their careers beyond basic accounting will opt for getting a bachelor's degree in accounting. Candidates will need solid reading and math skills along with on-the-job training to perform the tasks associated with recording various financial transactions. They will also need to be able to use computers efficiently as most accounting functions are now recorded in specialized accounting software applications. Specialized knowledge of spreadsheet applications is a plus in this profession.

Entry Level Accountants who earn advanced degrees can move into more specialized roles such as financial planning and analysis or auditing, and they can become Certified Public Accountants with experience.

Entry Level Accounting Job Market


Jobs statistics estimate that there are approximately 1.8 million people employed in this field, with job opportunities available nationally. It is currently estimated that the demand for Entry Level Accountants will rise approximately 9 percent over the next 10 years, which would keep pace with current job market trends. Similar entry level positions would include Entry Level Tax Preparers.

Entry Level Accounting Salary


The average median salary for Entry Level Accounting jobs is $35,170. Those with advanced degrees will earn larger salaries than those with just a high school education. Additionally, those working for larger corporations can expect to earn more than accountants working for smaller firms.
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Entry Level Accounting Candidates should be analytically and technically sound with knowledge of financial markets and some knowledge of investment management operations. Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred, or other relevant areas of study; 3.5 GPA or higher • 1 year of previous work or internship experience preferred Skill Requirements Knowledge of accounting and...
Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a leading financial services firm where you can gain valuable experience in Investment Management and Corporate Finance? Our client, a highly reputable and admired Investment Management and Investment Services firm, is actively seeking an Analytical Data Processor. This individual in this role is a critical key component in supporting the Asset Servi...
Excellent opportunity for a new college graduate for entry level accounting role. Two new roles available, no experience required! As A/R Analyst in this growing, large hi-tech company in the Libertyville/Mundelein area you will be assisting the manager and team with analysis of accounts receivable items and auditing large customer accounts. Qualifications Seeking college graduates with business...
Entry Level Financial Advisor / Sales Consultant Job Description Paid Training – High Earning Potential – Energetic Work Environment—this is the career opportunity you’ve been searching for! Chrysalis Analytics is seeking motivated, team-oriented individuals with or without sales experience to join our dynamic team. This is your chance to become a Financial Advisor / Sales Consultant –all expens...
Are you a self-starter that enjoys working in a fast-paced, growth oriented, environment? Are you a high-performing, results driven, individual that is passionate about working in the Accounting field? If you’ve answered yes, then this career opportunity is for you. Apply Now! GForce Staffing Services is a full-services staffing firm specializing in contract, contract to hire, and direct hire pla...
Are you a self-starter that enjoys working in a fast-paced, growth oriented, environment? Are you a high-performing, results driven, individual that is dedicated and takes initiative to get the job done accurately and efficiently? If you’ve answered yes, then this career opportunity is for you. Apply Now! GForce Staffing Services is a full-services staffing firm specializing in contract, contract...
1st Choice is seeking to fill an ENTRY LEVEL ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT for position in Baltimore, MD. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Maintains journals and balances and reconciles accounts and records Preps financial statements and records, examines accounts and records for compliance with accounting procedures Adjusts a variety of accounts and performs calculation and analysis work ...
Crown Holdings , Inc. US, PA
Job Accountabilities Accountants at Crown enjoy a career path that is challenging, stimulating and rewarding. Our team engages in a wide variety of accounting activities including general accounting, manufacturing (cost) accounting, internal audit, tax, and payroll duties. Our accounting team is exposed to all facets of our business. Accordingly, they learn how the business works while gaining a ...
Showtime New York, NY
Job Description The Temporary Accounting Analyst will be responsible for expense accounting and estimate functions, spreadsheet preparation and maintenance and invoice processing. Create and update financial spreadsheets and reporting documents Process invoices and track payments Book expense journal entries and prepare supporting detail Assist in the preparation and inputting of monthly budg...
BASIC FUNCTION: Record journal entries and perform account reconciliations to ensure accurate and timely Financial Statements. Prepare month end reports and support the financial close process. Support business operations by providing financial guidance and expertise. SPECIFIC/ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Record month end journal entries to ensure accurate and timely month end close. Perform various acco...
Evins Personnel Consultants Austin, TX
Job Description AR clerk for a stable Austin Company. Phones, AR entry, credit card processing, assist with monthly reports. Work within the department as a valued member of the team!...
Accountemps Baltimore, MD
Description Our client in the north Baltimore is seeking an entry level accountant due to rapid growth. The entry level accountant will be responsible for reviewing invoices, account reconciliations, data entry and auditing various accounts. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience and working knowledge of MS Excel. A BS degree in Accounting or a related field is also preferr...
Jacobsen Charlotte, NC
Description BASIC FUNCTION: Record journal entries and perform account reconciliations to ensure accurate and timely Financial Statements. Prepare month end reports and support the financial close process. Support business operations by providing financial guidance and expertise. SPECIFIC/ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Record month end journal entries to ensure accurate and timely month end close. Perform...
Southern Wine Miramar, FL
Description The Inventory Service Specialist I is responsible for processing supplier invoices via the 3-way match system ensuring all cost data owed from the purchase orders are allocated correctly. This position will also enter the trade invoices that are coded into specific G/L accounts and not done via a match in the system. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-3 years ex...
RemX Specialty Charlotte, NC
Entry Level Accounting Charlotte, NC Candidates should be analytically and technically sound with knowledge of financial markets and some knowledge of investment management operations. Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred, or other relevant areas of study; 3.5 GPA or higher • 1 year of previous work or internship experience preferred Skill requirements •Knowledge o...
Entry Level Accounting Location: --North Carolina Entry Level Accounting Candidates should be analytically and technically sound with knowledge of financial markets and some knowledge of investment management operations. Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred, or other relevant areas of study; 3.5 GPA or higher • 1 year of previous work or internship experience prefer...
EQM Incorporated provides Marketing and Sales solutions to National Clients and local businesses in the NYC area. In efforts to stay diverse, we train our team at the entry level on all aspects of the marketing industry. • Research and Analysis • Creative Marketing and Advertising Solutions • Brand Management • Business Development and Sales Management We specialize in Account Management, Cus...
TRAK Records and Library Reston, VA
An Entry-Level Accounting Assistant job in Reston, VA is available with a technology services firm. You will need a Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of relevant experience to be considered. This full time position is an excellent opportunity to get your feet wet in the financial world. You will be working for an esteemed organization with a group of bright professionals that make themselves ...
CBS Corporation New York, NY, 10007
The Temporary Accounting Analyst will be responsible for expense accounting and estimate functions, spreadsheet preparation and maintenance and invoice processing. Create and update financial spreadsheets and reporting documents Process invoices and track payments Book expense journal entries and prepare supporting detail Assist in the preparation and inputting of monthly budget and LRP submission...
Crowe Horwath Franklin, TN, 37064
Consultant - University/Entry Level - Accounting & Financial ID: 9197 Location: US-TN-Franklin Firm Services: University Entry Level - Consulting Type: Regular Full-Time More information about this opportunity: Company Overview: Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Valu...

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Rate of Growth
16.00 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
2,637,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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