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  • Accounting Data Analyst

    3 days ago Potomac, MD, USA

    Accounting Data Analyst If you are an Accounting Data Analyst with experience, please read on! Based out of Gaithersburg, we are an industry leader in high-tech payment processing! Due to growth, we ...

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  • Director SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting

    4 days ago Gaithersburg, MD, USA

    Director SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting Title: Sr. Manager of SEC Reporting OR Director of SEC Reporting Location: Gaithersburg, MD Salary: $150K - $165K + shares + bonus Requirements: 10 ...

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  • Partnership Accounting and Reporting Manager

    2 months ago Plano, TX, USA

    DentalOne Partners (DPI) has an immediate opening for a seasoned finance/accounting professional to join our team as Partnership Accounting and Reporting Manager This position supports the growing ...

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  • Plant Accountant

    7 days ago Dalton, GA, USA

    If you are interested in this opportunity, apply with us today. -4 year degree in accounting -2 years of experience in accounting for a manufacturing operation -Experience in cost accounting ...

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  • Fund Accounting Assistant Manager

    27 days ago Glasgow, UK

    Meraki Talent's industry leading Financial Services client are looking for a Fund Accounting Assistant Manager join an expanding fund services team. This is your chance to join a successful team ...

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  • Part Time Accountant/Bookkeeper Troubadour London

    3 days ago London, UK

    Perfect for a small accounting firm trying to grow their practice or a person who only wants 1-2 days employment per week some of the work can be done remotely as long as you have access to a ...

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  • Fund Accounting Opportunities

    20 days ago Glasgow, UK

    Meraki Talent are seeking experienced Fund Accounting professionals for long term contract opportunities within Glasgow. Applicants should have gained NAV Pricing experience and be comfortable in ...

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  • Audit Senior - MUST HAVE RECENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE

    3 days ago New York, NY, USA

    Audit Senior - Real Estate DYNAMIC, YOUNG, ENERGETIC REAL ESTATE ACCOUNTING AND CONSULTING FIRM is looking for an experienced candidate eager to get in on the "ground floor" of a rapidly growing ...

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  • Senior Accounting Manager - Manufacturing

    5 days ago Franklin Park, IL, USA

    POSITION Accounting Senior Manager will guide corporate accounting and technical accounting related to month-end close, financial reporting, and the year-end audit. S/he is responsible for developing ...

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  • Finance & Accounting Internship

    1 month ago

    Finance & Accounting at P&G plays a leadership role in strategy setting, decision-making, business planning and analysis across all aspects of the business. In addition, we lead Company efforts in ...

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  • Specialist, Accounting

    9 days ago Columbus, United States

    Plans, coordinates and performs the most complex accounting functions or responsibilities associated with advanced accounting for the assigned area. Utilizes advanced principles, techniques and ...

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  • Senior Accountant

    3 months ago Plano, TX, USA

    Familiar with Partnership Accounting * Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and ...

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  • Xero Accounting Specialist, hybrid remote NYC area

    6 days ago New York, United States

    About the Work We're looking for a hybrid remote Xero Accounting Specialist in the New York City area to provide accounting services across multiple offices. Ideal Candidate Qualifications include ...

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  • Director and Chief Accountant, Division of Audits and Accounting

    3 days ago Washington, DC, USA

    Applies professional accounting principles, techniques, and theories to solve complex accounting, auditing, and financial issues. * Plan, direct, and coordinate the financial accounting and auditing ...

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  • Director of Accounting-Immediate Opening

    7 days ago San Jose, CA, USA

    Director of Accounting will be an inspiring leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Accounting will manage day-to-day financial ...

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  • Accounting/ Finance

    7 days ago Happy Valley, OR, USA

    Staff Accountant Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time (40) Posted Wage: $22.00 - $25.00 DOE Job Posting Closes: 09.28.2018 Please upload cover letter with resume and complete the job application provided

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    1 month 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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  • Accounting Manager - Bookkeeper - Accountant

    25 days ago Honolulu, HI, USA

    We are currently looking for an experienced Accounting Manager with strong corporate accounting experience to join our team. This individual will handle the day-to-day bookkeeping & accounting ...

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  • Accounting Officer Inter

    8 days ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    Job Summary # Job Summary In this position you will provide professional accounting support to financial and underwriting operations of the Risk Management Division of the Department of ...

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  • Accounting Supervisor Senior

    9 days ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    This position has oversight of grant accounting, accounts receivable, third party billings, bank reconciliations, SWIFT to ISRS reconciliations, student payroll, financial reporting, and payroll. The ...

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  • Staff Accountant, Scarborough, ME - A Small Firm With Personal Service

    19 days ago Scarborough, ME, USA

    Providing tax services to individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts Preparing and reporting on clients' financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or Special ...

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  • Inventory Accounting Lead

    7 days ago Greensboro, NC, USA

    Inventory Accounting Lead* **Location:** *North Carolina-Greensboro* **Requisition ID:** *18001945

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  • Staff Accountant

    15 days ago Denver, CO, USA

    Year-end accounting and 1099 reporting * Prepare accounting reports to include but not limited to: balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, etc. * Troubleshoot and resolve accounting issues

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  • Accounting Senior Associate

    4 days ago Raleigh-Durham, United States

    Job Overview Senior Associate, Accounting Are you ready to redefine what's possible, and discover your exceptional potential at Covance? A career here provides the unique chance to create a lasting ...

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  • Accounting Technician, Eshelman Institute for Innovation

    7 days ago Chapel Hill, NC, USA

    # Position Information ## Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. ## Special ...

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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.