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  • BookKeeper - Accounting

    9 days ago Simi Valley, CA, USA

    Obtain primary financial data for accounting records * Compute and record numerical data * Check the accuracy of business transactions * Perform data entry and administrative duties Qualifications

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  • Senior Accounting Assistant

    12 days ago Doral, FL, USA

    Preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports * IRS Reporting * Daily support to inside sales, sales coordinator, warehouse and CFO * Assist CPA and prepare quarterly reviews and ...

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  • Uber Driver Partner - Supplement Your Accounting Income

    5 days ago Spring Valley, United States

    Drive with Uber and earn money anytime it works for you. Driving is an easy way to earn extra, and it's totally flexible around your schedule. You decide when and how much you drive. What you need to ...

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  • Contracts, Proposals and Project Accounting

    19 days ago Dallas, TX, USA

    GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION - CONTRACTS, PROPOSALS AND PROJECT ACCOUNTING The position is primarily responsible for contract and proposal writing, negotiation of legal contracts, financial analysis of ...

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  • Dean's Office Accounting Manager

    23 days ago Westwood, United States

    Lead and inspire an exceptional team of accounting professionals. Take your professional expertise to the next level. You can do all this and more at UCLA Health. As a key member of the Dean's Office ...

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  • Staff Accountant Public Accounting

    2 days ago Walnut Creek, CA, USA

    Knowledge of auditing, accounting standards and application of generally accepted accounting principles. * Apply technical skills, take the initiative to identify best practices and improvements and ...

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  • Controller - Finance & Accounting

    23 days ago Oakland, CA, USA

    Prepare and examine accounting records, financial statements, taxes, and other financial reports * Develop and analyze reporting for business operations and budgets * Perform audits, ensuring ...

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  • Manager, Accounting Advisory

    1 month ago New York, United States

    Overview As a national top 20 CPA and advisory firm, we have deep industry experience, comprehensive accounting and advisory services expertise. We have a strong commitment to provide insight and ...

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  • Accounting Clerk

    12 days ago Grimes, IA, USA

    The Accounting Clerk reviews service contracts and billing schedules to ensure clients are billed appropriately; enters accounts receivable data; audits invoices and reviews major account billing ...

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  • Accounting Reconcilation Specialist

    12 days ago Lunenburg, MA, USA

    We are looking for an Accounting Reconcilation Specialist to join our team! You will be responsible for preparing and analyzing financial records for our company. Responsibilities: Bank ...

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  • System Manager / Accounting / Investran

    1 month ago New York, NY, USA

    System Manager - Fund Accounting System Responsibilities : * Understand how financial data is used within the business and how that data is accurately setup and maintained within the finance systems

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  • Cost Accounting Analyst

    15 days ago Madison, WI, USA

    As the Cost Accounting Analyst you will function as part of the Plant Finance team. Responsibilities include preparing and reporting financial statements in conformance to principles of accounting ...

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  • CPA for TAX PREPARATIOn

    16 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    The accounting practice has developed over many years from a genuine desire to provide clients with a professional accounting/tax service that is dependable and synonymous with the level of service ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    16 days ago Lewisville, TX, USA

    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. * CPA or CPA candidate preferred. * Two to five years accounting experience in general ledger and financial statement preparation. * Excellent Microsoft Excel skills ...

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  • Senior Consultant, Accounting Advisory

    1 month ago New York, United States

    Overview As a national top 20 CPA and advisory firm, we have deep industry experience, comprehensive accounting and advisory services expertise. We have a strong commitment to provide insight and ...

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  • Staff Accountant (CPA)

    18 days ago Wakefield, MA, USA

    Located in Boston's north shore, JO is a large, local Public Accounting firm looking for top talent to join our amazing culture and client base. We are seeking an Experienced Staff Accountant with 1 ...

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  • Now Hiring Automotive Accounting Office Assistant

    yesterday North Olmsted, OH, USA

    Candidates must have experience working in a dealership accounting office and working with CDK accounting software. Be ready to work in a fantastic & hard-working team environment. The ideal ...

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  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish Speaking)Senior Accountant

    9 days ago Jericho, NY, USA

    We are looking for professionals with experience in Public Accounting who are excited about digging into and taking ownership of the accounting surrounding foreign entities. Knowledge surrounding ...

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  • Bookkeeper / Staff Accountant - Miniumum 3 Yrs Exp Public Accounting

    yesterday Maitland, FL, USA

    ... a growing accounting firm based in Maitland. We specialize in serving Central Florida small businesses and their owners utilizing Quickbooks and technology solutions. We are looking for an ...

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  • Supervisor, Insurance and Benefits Accounting - Downtown Dallas

    1 month ago Dallas, United States

    Accounting for captive insurance companies Accounting for retirement plans (e.g., 401k, deferred comp, SERP) To provide specialized accounting support for insurance and benefit programs administered ...

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  • Accounting Assistant

    9 days ago Fort Washington, PA, USA

    SUMMARY Seeking a motivated ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT to provide support for the Controller of a busy Financial Department. This role will have dynamic responsibilities for performing daily accounting ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    25 days ago Charles City, IA, USA

    ... accounting. We see challenges as a chance to improve, and we seem to face them every day- whether they come from situations with clients, new auditing standards, new reporting standards or the manner ...

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  • Accounting Leadership Program

    1 month ago

    The Hanover Accounting Leadership Program (ALP) is an exceptional opportunity for an early-in-career CPA to learn various aspects of accounting, financial reporting and internal controls of a ...

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  • Account Manager - Business Management/Accounting

    3 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Qualifications • Knowledge of Datafaction/Imaging accounting software required • Significant bookkeeping experience is a must (at least 4 years of full charge bookkeeping) • Strong ...

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  • Accounting Operations Leader

    4 days ago Tampa, FL, USA

    The Accounting Operations Leader will lead the accounting functions for two profit centers of a national publicly traded insurance agency with approximately 20 staff members. The Accounting ...

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Jobs in Accounting Overview

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Duties

Accountants and auditors typically do the following:

  • Examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures
  • Organize and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

In addition to examining and preparing financial documentation, accountants and auditors must explain their findings. This includes preparing written reports and meeting face-to-face with organization managers and individual clients.

Many accountants and auditors specialize, depending on the particular organization that they work for. Some work for organizations that specialize in assurance services (improving the quality or context of information for decisionmakers) or risk management (determining the probability of a misstatement on financial documentation). Other organizations specialize in specific industries, such as healthcare.

Some workers with a background in accounting and auditing teach in colleges and universities. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.


Requirements & Qualifications

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.


Accounting Qualities

  • Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.
  • Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.
  • Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.
  • Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.
  • Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

Accounting Salary

The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $68,150 in May 2016.


Accounting Job Forecast

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing overall economy, and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.

In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records. In addition, as more companies go public, there will be greater need for public accountants to handle the legally required financial documentation.

Stricter laws and regulations, particularly in the financial sector, will likely increase the demand for accounting services as organizations seek to comply with new standards. In addition, tighter lending standards are expected to increase the importance of audits, as this is a key way for organizations to demonstrate their creditworthiness.

The continued globalization of business may lead to increased demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.

Job Prospects

Accountants and auditors who have earned professional recognition, especially as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), should have the best prospects. Job applicants who have a master’s degree in accounting or a master’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting also may have an advantage.

Strong demand for accountants may lead to good prospects for entry-level positions. However, competition will be stronger for jobs with the most prestigious accounting and business firms.