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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AccountSource has teamed up with a rapidly-growing IT company in Boston in search of an entry level accounting/finance candidate . This position provides room for growth, and is a contract-to-permanent opportunity. Responsibilities: Auditing incoming invoices from vendors to ensure accuracy Verifying all customer information, and reporting any errors to the appropriate department Processing A/...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Accountemps San Francisco, CA
Description Are you a College Grad looking for a way to jump-start your Accounting career? Are you analytical and enjoy researching and reconciling at a fast pace? We are currently recruiting for a variety of Entry Level Accounting positions and can help you launch your accounting career! If you are interested in this position please apply directly to *****. Job Responsi...
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...
Marten Transport Pinellas Park, FL
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Pattison, TX
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Balm, FL
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Prairie View, TX
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Bradley, FL
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Hempstead, TX
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Lakeland, FL
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Marten Transport Hockley, TX
ACCOUNTANT Position is responsible for conducting financial analysis and interpretation of data to include monitoring of resources, evaluation of processes and presentation of historical information trends to ensure optimal departmental effectiveness. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of data and the preparation of reports. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necess...
Accountemps Keene, NH
Description Accountemps is seeking an Entry Level Accounts Payable Clerk to assist a busy accounting department. Candidates for this role should have light Accounts Payable experience, strong clerical skills and a team player attitude. This position requires strong Microsoft Excel skills. Interested candidates are encouraged to call Accountemps today at 603-641-9400 to schedule an interview!!! ...
Accountemps Houston, TX
Job Description: Ref ID:00480-111656 Classification:Accounting Clerk Compensation:DOE Accountemps is seeking an entry level Accounting/Financial Operations Analyst. The Accounting/Financial Operations Analyst will be responsible for performing diverse operational financial and policy activities of a non-routine nature. Interprets and communicates departmental and organizational policies and pr...

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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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