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Government Industry Overview
About 22 million people held civilian government jobs in 2012, including more than 14 million local workers, 5.1 million state workers and 2.8 million federal workers. The most common state and local government jobs are found in education, healthcare and protective services. The largest categories of federal workers are professional, administrative, technical and clerical. About 15 percent of federal jobs are in the Washington, DC, area.
Jobs in Government
Teachers and teacher assistants comprise about 18 percent of public employment. The largest occupations in state and local government include police and sheriffs, administrative support workers, correctional officers and janitors. Nursing jobs are found at all three government levels. Many federal government job opportunities involve compliance or management analysis and about 20 percent of federal government jobs are found at the US Postal Service.
Government Job Market
Since government jobs are paid for from taxes, they’re always influenced by public budgets. More than 500,000 jobs in government disappeared between February 2010 and July 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, and federal employees had their salaries frozen.
In 2011, federal government job retirements rose 25 percent, the start of the wave of anticipated retirements spurred by the aging of the Baby Boomers, the salary freeze and rising anti-government attitudes, the Partnership for Public Service says.
Total federal government jobs, including Postal Service jobs, will decline 13 percent between 2010 and 2020, the BLS predicts. However, government work at the state and local levels will grow 7 percent during that same period, the BLS says. Meanwhile, government employment outside education and hospitals will increase only 2 percent.
The mean salary for all federal, state and local government workers, except those employed in schools, the Postal Service or hospitals, was $53,580 in 2011.
The average federal government worker earned $76,231 worldwide in 2010. The mean 2011 salary for postal service clerks was $52,960; the average mail-carrier salary was $51,390.
State government jobs paid a mean of $53,180 in 2011. The mean salary for a local government job was $46,730 in 2011.
This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
This elite entertainment firm is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable professional will be responsible for supervising a staff of 3 analysts. In addition, responsibilities include: Developing and reviewing a reporting package - aging report, un-invoiced receipts report etc. Closing on a weekly and at-month end the AP module - this includes balancing schedules. Direct super...
Our Client, a leading manufacturing company in the northern suburbs of Illinois, is looking for a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. The position will assist the Controller in the month-end accounting close. Salary will be in the 60 - 70K range and include a full benefit package. Duties: • Closes cash disburseme...
Our Client is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor in the Deerfield area. The position requires 3 + years of experience along with a certified designation of CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or CFE. The Internal Audit Associate will schedule internal audit reviews where they will follow the Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and...
The FP&A Manager position reports to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). The FP&A group supports the CFO and other Business Leaders. The position interacts frequently with the Strategic Business Enterprises (SBEs) Leadership and finance leaders throughout Corporate Finance. This challenging position is an excellent development opportunity for someone who aspires to hold leadershi...
CONTROLLER NEEDED!!! Are you looking for an opportunity with a growing company? Our client is an industry leader in the manufacturing and consumer products industry. They are looking for a controller to be responsible for month end close, financial statement audits, intercompany transactions, internal reporting, and other special projects. Qualifications: - 10 years of relevant experience - Bachel...
To apply to this position please email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line of your email type "Senior Auditor" Our client, is a large publicly traded client with revenues in the billions. They are a leader in their industry and they are seeking an internal auditor to join their team. This position is open because the incumbent was promoted to an e...
The Director, Global Consolidations and Reporting job is responsible for the global consolidation of multiple entities and preparation of global financial statements. Candidate will be responsible for the evaluation, review and monitoring of financial statements and accounting policies at regional locations, ensuring consistent accounting application. Position will also oversee the administration...
The Director, Treasury job will manage and execute treasury and cash management functions. Responsibilities include: •Daily management of all cash positions •Manage investment of excess cash and debt servicing/debt covenant reporting •Assess and manage cash flow forecasting model by local currencies to manage liquidity and submit required reporting to Executive Management •Manages letter of credit...
Parker and Lynch is recruiting for a Property Accountant job in the North Dallas area. This position will be responsible for the property accounting for a portfolio of retail properties and corporate accounting duties as assigned. This person will report directly to the CFO. This role is ideal for someone with property accounting experience who wants a role with a family oriented business. This co...
Our rapidly growing Houston client is experiencing unheard of growth by 100s of millions of dollars within just a few years and they need help! They are converting to EPICOR and need someone with an accounting background who is also a "super-user" of versions 9 and even experience in version 10. 5+ years of relevant experience is required. This role is a crucial part of managing the implementation...
My client is hiring a Sr. Property Accountant (Residential) in Ocean County, NJ. The client offers excellent work life balance (8-5job) and a family type of environment along with a completive salary and benefits. To be considered for this role, the ideal Property accountant must have experience with Yardi software since they are implementing Yardi. This role reports to the CFO. Sr. Property Accou...
As a Senior Tax Manager, you will use your expertise in taxation to provide compliance and consulting services to corporations, and partnerships. Candidates must be familiar with the tax consulting process and possess the analytical skills necessary for the effective diagnosis, development and implementation of solutions to clients' tax needs. The company offers an exceptional work atmosphere with...
A Staff Accountant job in Brentwood, TN is currently available courtesy of Parker & Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience in a similar role. Our client is publicly traded and has a great company culture. The Staff Accountant job will give you exposure to upper management that will allow excellent growth opportunities. Th...
The VP Corporate Controller job reports to the SVP of Finance with dotted line to the Chief Financial Officer and will be a key leader in the accounting, reporting, budgeting, and accounting systems functions. As part of a dynamic management team, you will supervise and interact with divisional controllers, finance & accounting staff, business unit leaders, corporate executives, outside profession...
A client of ours located in a near suburb of Chicago is seeking an outgoing and professional accountant to join their fast growing team for the Senior Accountant Job in Lombard, IL. The right person for this job will have a minimum of three years of experience doing full cycle accounting in a consumer product based company. If you are looking for a friendly, open environment, casual attire, great...
Senior Tax Associate job in the Hartford, CT area A Senior Tax Associate job is available right now at a very successful CPA firm in the Hartford, CT area. The Senior Tax Associate will be responsible for the preparation and review of complex tax returns. You will also be responsible for supervising and training other tax associates. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a Senior Tax role at...
Our Client is hiring for a Fixed Assets Supervisor in North Houston, TX. You must have a minimum of seven years' experience in full-cycle fixed assets accounting and three years supervisory experience. The Fixed Assets Supervisor is responsible, either directly or through subordinates, for the accurate and timely accounting of the company’s fixed assets and related transactions. The position is re...
Our Client is hiring for a Corporate Accountant II in Houston, TX. You must have a minimum of three years' experience in accounting. The Corporate Accountant II is responsible for processing accounting transactions, analyzing financial information, preparing accounting calculations, and maintaining accounting records for the corporate entities. The Corporate Accountant II job responsibilities incl...
Parker + Lynch's client in the West Palm Beach, FL area has a position open for a Treasury Analyst. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity, which reports into the Director of Finance. Our client is looking for someone who has very strong analytical skills and has experience using the advanced features of Excel. This person will need to have strong attention to detail as they will be handling...
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$26,000.00 - $138,000.00
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Provides public works and utilities by reviewing requirements; anticipating future needs; providing services; directing staffs.
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Directs the development of changes in the organization by overseeing staffing, processing and managing of information systems to consolidate functions, increasing effectiveness, improving efficiency, and reducing administrative costs.
Enhances public works and utilities and city's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.