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Public Accountant Job Overview

Public accountants typically work in an accounting or finance department of a company. Unlike a certified public accountant position, which requires a bachelor's degree and passing a certification exam, a public accountant position usually only requires an interest in the subject matter and the ability to manage books. Public accountants don't have to take licensing exams, have a college degree in accounting or maintain any certification through continuing education. Their job duties might include:
  • Running and working with QuickBooks or other basic accounting software
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Prepare tax returns (if a public accountant does this, they must pass a test with the IRS)
  • Understand financials of a business, including cash flow, equity, balance sheets and charts of accounts

Public Accountant Job Education Requirements

A public accountant should have an interest in managing finances and bookkeeping. No specific education is generally required for the position, although some positions may require previous experience in accounting. If an accountant wants to become a certified public accountant, he or she would have to take an exam administered in the state of employment. Additionally, certified public accountants have to continue their education in order to maintain the licensure. Public accountants only have to obtain a license from the IRS if they prepare and file tax returns.

Public Accountant Job Market

Accounting jobs are growing as federal and state regulations become stricter for businesses of all sizes. Internal verifiers serve an important role to eliminate fraud and waste for a company, which can help save them money. For this reason, the job market for public accountants is increasing as companies look for qualified and skilled professionals to take on this role for their departments. By 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 13.1 percent growth for public accounting jobs. U.S. News and World Report ranks public accounting as #3 on the list of Best Business Jobs.

Public Accountant Job Salary Information

The salary range for a public accountant can vary depending on experience and skill level. The median salary for a public accountant in the country is $63,550, but the highest 10 percent of public accountants earned over $110,000 per year. The jobs that pay the highest tend to be in the federal executive branch of the government and securities and commodities in the metropolitan areas of the United States. It is certainly a career opportunity with room for growth and advancement, with security and stability for many years.
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Truck Driver CDL Class A or B CDL Fuel Driver - Williamsport, PA, Canton, PA Pilot Logistics Services is a multi-state fuel and oil distributor that primarily delivers fuels and oils to both the wholesale and retail markets. We have terminals in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Our CDL truck drivers in these areas are respon...
AT&T: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're AT&T, and the only thing we enjoy more than pioneering and selling the latest devices is helping people...
Every athlete knows what it takes to reach a new goal: a sound game plan for improvement, along with the discipline, focus and commitment required to execute the plan. At DICK'S Sporting Goods, we draw on these same qualities to advance toward our goal of becoming the number one sports and fitness specialty retailer for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, through the relentless improvement of everyt...
Welcome Wagon - Welcoming New Homeowners for over 86 years Control your income with uncapped commission and a flexible schedule by beginning an exciting career with Welcome Wagon! Welcome Wagon is a direct marketer of multi-media products that reach residential consumers on behalf of local merchants. We have a monthly distribution, with local markets throughout the nation. As our growth continue...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Excellent opportunity for experienced Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC's), physician assistants and nurse practitioners to work rotating shifts within hospital ED and our stand alone urgent care centers located in the Twin Cities metro area. Emergency Physicians PA (EPPA) is regionally and nationally known for its commitment to providing high quality, emergent patient care. EPPA seeks experience...
Description ABOUT PPG PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. Within our Architectural Coatings business, we produce paints, stains, and specialty coatings under the PPG Pittsburgh® Pai...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
Posting Date: 10-21-2014 Job Location: 200 CORPORATE CENTER DRIVE SUITE 300, Moon Township, PA 15108 Location: 001266 County: Allegheny JobID: 1137846 Brand: Office Depot Category: Professional/Contract Sales Responsibilities: This is a sales position with the primary responsibility for identifying new prospects, soliciting, selling and implementing Office Depot products and services to th...
Meet and exceed customer experience and sales objectives for store. Assist the Store Manager in the daily operation of a retail store. Under the direction of the Store Manager, schedule employees, maintain inventories, conduct physical inventories, maintain store appearance and complete day-to-day paperwork as directed. Assist Store Manager, as directed, by assisting in the development, training a...
Meet and exceed customer experience and sales objectives for store. Assist the Store Manager in the daily operation of a retail store. Under the direction of the Store Manager, schedule employees, maintain inventories, conduct physical inventories, maintain store appearance and complete day-to-day paperwork as directed. Assist Store Manager, as directed, by assisting in the development, training a...

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