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  • Senior Accounting Analyst - Accounting & External Reporting Projects NE FTC 9 months

    11 days ago Birmingham, UK

    Analyst Projects Northern Europe reports directly to the Director, Accounting Northern Europe, being responsible forthe implementation of the Lease Accounting Project which Mondelez is required to ...

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  • Project Manager â Fund Accounting

    25 days ago Edinburgh, UK

    Meraki Talent's global organisation are looking to recruit a Project Manager - Fund Accounting to join their expanding business in Edinburgh. 70% of your time be spent getting involved in project and ...

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  • Senior Consultant, Accounting Advisory, Financial Services

    1 month ago Charlotte, 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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  • Technical Accounting Senior Manager

    2 months ago Ringway, UK

    Meraki Talent are currently looking to recruit a technical accounting Senior Manager to join a big 4 firm in the Isle of Man. This is an opportunity for an individual with strong audit experience ...

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  • SVP Chief Accounting Officer

    5 days ago El Paso, USA

    Reporting to the EVP/CFO, the SVP/Chief Accounting Officer of Hunt Companies Business Services is a member of the senior management team and has responsibility for leadership of all accounting ...

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  • Inventory Accounting Cost Coordinator-Maryland/Delaware

    6 days ago Baltimore, United States

    Perform assigned accounting functions requiring the application of accounting principles and practices. * Perform clerical duties relating to inventory control, cost analysis and accounts payable

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  • Inventory Accounting Costing Coordinator

    6 days ago Syosset, United States

    Accounting & Finance Primary Location:United States-New York-Syosset Shift:Day Shift

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  • Inventory/Accounting clerk

    3 days ago Orange, CA, USA

    Job responsibilities may include, but not limited to, inventory control & management, order processing, assisting in day to day accounting, bank reconciliation and our document management system (DMS

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  • Financial / Accounting

    25 days ago New York, NY, USA

    Real Estate Consultant YOUNG, ENERGETIC REAL ESTATE CONSULTING AND ACCOUNTING FIRM is looking for a 1-3 year experienced candidate eager to get in on "the ground floor" of a rapidly growing reputable ...

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  • Manager, Accounting Advisory

    3 months 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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  • Lead Operations Accounting Analyst - Operations

    3 days ago Des Moines, USA

    Lead Operations Accounting Analyst - Operations Do you enjoy reviewing and overseeing an organization's daily accounting operations and want to bring your leadership skills to a role? Then apply now ...

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  • Senior Accounting Trainer and Internal Auditor (2018-3321)

    4 days ago Phoenix, United States

    The Senior Accounting Trainer & Internal Auditor reports directly to the Vice President of Property Accounting and will be responsible for designing and delivering the property accounting training ...

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  • Accounting Manager ~ Working with High-Growth Start-ups

    1 month ago Austin, TX, USA

    Are you an Accountant looking to gain more experience working with the fastest growing e-commerce, food & beverage and SaaS start-ups in the US? Do you want to enhance your knowledge and skills by ...

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  • Accounting Manager $85K + 20% Bonus

    2 days ago Dana Point, CA, USA

    The Accounting Manager will prepare reconciliation workpapers for all general ledger accounts during the monthly close cycle. On a monthly basis they will prepare a checklist ensuring the ...

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  • ACCOUNTING SUPPORT CLERK

    3 days ago San Diego, CA, USA

    Approved Transportation & Warehousing, Ltd. has an immediate opening for an Accounting Support Clerk to join our company in the San Diego office. We are looking for career minded individuals to join ...

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  • Certified Public Accountant

    3 days ago Lubbock, TX, USA

    Growing Accounting Firm in Amarillo, Texas is looking for a CPA experienced in Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Medical and Small Business tax preparation and planning. Individual needs to be a ...

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  • Accountant, Corporate Accounting

    3 days ago Lafayette, IN, USA

    This is a broad financial position, with a focus on accounting and analysis. Essential Functions: * Prepare, analyze and review monthly financial reporting for corporate and affiliated Trinitas ...

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  • Accounting & Finance Professional

    4 days ago Rochester, NY, USA

    Join our worldwide community of accounting and finance professionals. Lend your talent, skills and experience to a world-class company, and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to choose your ...

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  • Revenue Recognition / Technical Accounting Specialist

    4 days ago Plano, TX, USA

    Tyler Technologies is experiencing significant growth and we are seeking a Revenue Recognition Specialist to join our technical accounting team in our Plano, Texas location. The Revenue Recognition ...

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  • Payment Coordinator

    16 days ago Oakland, CA, USA

    Associates degree in Accounting, Business or closely related field plus two years of full-time payroll or accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. -- Preference ...

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  • Senior Accountant

    4 days ago Columbus, United States

    Performs complex accounting functions or responsibilities associated with advanced accounting. Utilizes advanced accounting principles and techniques to obtain, assemble, evaluate, interpret, record ...

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  • Accounting/Finance Assistant

    5 days ago Palo Alto, CA, USA

    Business Casual Job Details: · Review, process, gather and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance. · Communicate with clients and other staff ...

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  • Sr. Accounting Analyst - 207413

    5 days ago Newark, NJ, USA

    S. Accounting required. -CPA preferred. · Proficient with Oracle GL and TM1 experience preferred. · Preferred Strong business partnering and customer focus · Excellent documentation skills ...

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  • Part-Time Finance/Accounting Intern

    6 days ago Waconia, MN, USA

    Part-Time Finance/Accounting Intern Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday - customers, employees...and the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever

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  • Lease Accounting Analyst

    6 days ago Pleasanton, CA, USA

    Partner with accounting as the Real Estate lead for implementing new lease accounting requirements. Responsible for managing and holding accountable 3rd party vendor. 2. Real Estate Transactions (30 ...

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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.