61,291 Accounting Jobs
61,291 Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
  • Staff Accountant II, Operations

    1 month ago Miami, FL, USA

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university. * Two to four years' business experience in related field. * Must have knowledge of, and be able to apply, U.S

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  • Staff Accountant

    5 days ago Santa Monica, CA, USA


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  • Temporary Accounting Clerk

    11 days ago Walpole, NH, USA

    Accounting Clerk Duties: * Complete AP and AR tasks * Code documents for proper G/L classification * Print checks * Produce statements and reports using Quickbooks and MS Excel * File vendor invoices ...

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  • Bookkeeper / Accounting

    14 days ago Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Busy company in Minneapolis is looking for an Accounting / Bookkeeper. Description: -Basic Accounting -Bookkeeping -Data Analysis -Microsoft Excel -Billing -Accounts Receivable -Customer Service -2 ...

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  • Sales Audit - Accounting

    1 month ago Columbus, OH, USA

    POWER UP YOUR CAREER with Safelite® Group Sales Audit Accounting Associate Safelite® Group is a nationwide family of retail auto glass companies - the nation's leading provider of auto glass repair ...

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  • Staff Accountant Job Not Paying The Bills? Drive With Lyft & Earn Extra Cash. No Car Needed!

    19 days ago

    What is Lyft? Driving with Lyft is the perfect way to earn great money on any schedule (part-time, full-time, seasonal, hourly, or temporary) and Lyft Drivers can receive payment same-day through ...

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  • Consultant, Accounting

    12 days ago Columbus, United States

    Consults with Accounting leadership on the most complex accounting functions or responsibilities associated with advanced accounting. Provides internal consultation on the best practices to obtain ...

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  • Cost Accountant Specialist

    13 days ago Peterborough, NH, USA

    Masiello Employment Services is assisting our client in Peterborough NH to secure an experienced accounting professional to fill their temporary Cost Accountant Specialist position. This full-time ...

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  • Not earning enough money as a Accounting Manager ? Drive with Uber and earn more cash!

    9 days ago Savage, 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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  • Accounting Business Expert - Billing and Payments

    29 days ago Tel Aviv, Israel

    We are looking for an exceptional accountant that will serve as our SEM for the accounting and internal control world to ensure we are building the right thing the right way! We are looking for an ...

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  • Accounting and Operations Manager

    18 days ago Washington, DC, USA

    We are looking for an Accounting And Operations Manager to join our team! You will work hand in hand with the Founder/CEO to handle a broad client portfolio along with design and implement internal ...

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  • Accounting / Tax Associate

    20 days ago Newton, NJ, USA

    Due to our rapid growth, we are seeking an accounting / tax associate with experience in QuickBooks Online, BNA Tax Planner, and preparation of 1040s, 1120s, 1120S and 1065s to join our team as a ...

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  • Accounting Clerk

    18 days ago Syosset, NY, USA

    We have an immediate need for an Accounting Clerk for our Syosset, NY Office. This position entails a diverse level of duties in supporting LiRo's Accounting group: * Copy and scanning * Collect ...

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  • Accounting Specialist

    2 days ago Pittsburgh, United States

    !*! Skills Required * 3-5 Years of Accounting/Bookkeeping experience with some cash handling * Proficiency in Specific Computer Programs (see below) * Ability to Create an Amazing Guest Experience * True ...

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  • Accountant / Bookkeeper - Direct Hire

    16 days ago Roseville, MN, USA

    Busy company in Roseville is looking for an Accounting / Bookkeeper for their busy shop. Schedule: 7:00-3:30 (8.5 Hours) -Basic Accounting -Bookkeeping -Data Analysis -Expert in Excel (pivot tables ...

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  • Senior Tax Accountant - Public Accounting

    3 days ago Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    Parker + Lynch is partnered with a local public accounting firm in Nashville, TN that is in search of a Senior Tax Accountant. Â This firm prides itself on its culture and resultant extremely low ...

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  • GL Accounting consultant

    6 days ago San Francisco, California, USA

    GL ACCOUNTING CONSULTANT Medium sized, rapidly growing, bio-technology company, seeking a senior GL Accounting Consultant to support the finance teams hands on, day to day GL Accounting ...

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  • Accounting Assistant

    14 days ago Saint Louis, MO, USA

    Perform other related accounting duties as requested by Controller and CFO. To be considred for this position all candidates are required to take a Cultural Index. Please copy and past this link: and ...

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  • Accounting Specialist

    3 days ago Waterloo, Canada

    ... accounting software - Synthesizes information effectively - Works well in a team Position Type Full-Time

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    4 days ago Broomfield, CO, USA

    Job Description Job DescriptionWe have a need for an accounting professional with a strong work ethic and a desire to a lead a fast paced, results driven consolidation accounting team. This position ...

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  • Staff Accountant Orange County

    2 days ago Mission Viejo, CA, USA

    Gain real-world business, accounting, and financial training that will teach you all aspects of financial management pertaining to running a successful business. Our program fully prepares you to ...

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  • Accounting Assistant

    26 days ago Jacksonville, FL, USA

    Advantage Design Group is looking for an Accounting Assistant. We are a privately held company with approximately 30 employees. Qualifications: * Associate or bachelor's degree preferred * 2+ years ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    4 days ago Gainesville, GA, USA

    Presenting the various accounting reports to the top management and making suitable observations and recommendations. * Managing operational data and maintaining data accuracy and integrity

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  • Production Accounting SME

    12 days ago Houston, United States

    Must have 5 - 7 years of related production accounting experience within the Oil and Gas domain. * Strong analytical and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communications skills

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  • Staff Accountant

    3 days ago New York, United States

    This position manages all accounting operations for our USA & Canada Sales Office. You will work with our USA Sales Team to complete all finance tasks, and report all data back to our finance ...

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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.


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


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.