69,909 Accounting Jobs
69,909 Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
  • Director of Cost Accounting

    7 days ago CALHOUN, GA, USA

    Directs the general accounting functions and the preparation of reports and statistics reflecting earnings, profits cash balances, and other financial results. Leads a diverse team of professional ...

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  • Accounting Specialist

    1 month ago Suwanee, GA, USA

    !*! We are seeking Accounting Specialists to join our team! Come FUN Start Your Career with Main Event Entertainment! M.E. Benefits You : * At Main Event we encourage all team members to Have FUN

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  • Accounting Specialist

    2 months ago Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    !*! 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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    22 days ago Commerce City, 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 Coordinator

    5 days ago Fort Worth, TX, USA

    Under limited supervision, the Accounting Coordinator will perform intermediate level clerical accounting duties which require analysis and judgment in the application of recurring and non-recurring ...

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  • Accounting Coordinator

    27 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Accounting Coordinator Our client is a partnership of downtown property owners, individuals and businesses devoted to preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin. We work with ...

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  • Accounting

    2 days ago Longmont, CO, USA

    The Voqal Accountant will support the operations of Voqal by ensuring financial transactions are accurately recorded into the general ledger and uses this data to respond to questions on all related ...

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  • AVP (Officer Level) of Accounting Policy

    15 days ago New York, NY, USA

    Ideally you'll be able to provide strong accounting policy guidance to day to day operations, M&A transactions and debt and equity offerings. You'll help the Group Controller in preparing 10Qs, 10Ks ...

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    2 months 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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  • Inventory Accounting Assistant - Hiring Event

    13 days ago Oak Creek, United States

    Inventory Accounting Assistant $19.75/hour We are hiring for our Divisional Office located in Oak Creek, WI. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm ALDI 9342 South 13th Street Oak Creek, WI 53154 ...

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  • Senior Accountant

    1 month ago Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Oversee registered fund accounting functions * Prepare financial statements in accordance with US GAAP * Assist in the preparation of quarterly management reports and commentary * Prepare quarterly ...

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  • Accounting Manager / Tax Accountant

    1 month ago Brevard, NC, USA

    We are looking for an Accounting Manager/Tax Accountant to join our team. Our clients are primarily located in Transylvania County and Jackson Country, NC which are handled by our two offices located ...

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  • CPA Supervisor

    yesterday Tyler, TX, USA

    Ability to research technical tax and accounting issues using common accounting research tools * Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and utilize Trial balance and Tax preparation ...

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  • Corporate Accounting Associate

    11 days ago New York, USA

    Performance fees, related carry compensation and minority interest accounting; Intercompany transactions including expenses incurred on behalf of funds; Employee loans accounted for as share based ...

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  • Fund Accounting Officer

    21 days ago Los Angeles, USA

    The Fund Accounting Officer will be an integral member within the Client and Fund Reporting group and will be responsible for working with various internal and external teams in ensuring the timely ...

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  • Corporate Accounting and Finance Associate

    19 days ago Washington, DC, USA

    Corporate Accounting and Finance Associate If you are a Junior Accounting Professional with experience, please read on! Based in beautiful DC Metro, we are a well-funded and exciting startup in the ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    6 days ago Greenfield, United States

    Build strong working relationships with Business Unit Accounting teams. * Collaborate with Business Unit and Corporate Controllership teams and ensure appropriate communication with these ...

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  • Manager, Fund Accounting

    8 days ago Dundee, USA

    A Private Real Estate Investment Manager are currently looking to recruit a Fund Accounting Manager to supervise a team of three senior accountants and be responsible for all of the accounting and ...

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  • Accounting Office Assistant

    16 days ago Lincoln, United States

    Job Description As a part-time Accounting Assistant at Olsson, you will be responsible for assisting the accounting team with reviewing expense reports, reconciling accounts and assisting with a ...

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  • Tax Accountant, CPA (Public Accounting)

    27 days ago Saint George, UT, USA

    George Utah area, please read on! -- All candidates must have 3-5 years public accounting experience, and active CPA and ideally a Masters in Accountancy. -- We are an established and respected ...

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  • US Accounting Manager

    2 months ago Austin, United States

    As an Accounting Manager, Fulfilment, Delivery and Returns for Pitney Bowes, you can too. We have amazing people who are the driving force, the inspiration and foundation of our company. Our thriving ...

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  • Accounting Senior Manager

    yesterday Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Billing and AR * General ledger accounting * Month end and year end reporting Quallfications: * Bachelor's degree in accounting * Strong understanding of GAAP * Minimum 8 years of professional ...

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  • Accounting Specialist

    yesterday Morrisville, United States

    Accounting Specialist Location : Corporate: (Morrisville, NC) Type of Position : Full Time (no agencies please) Issuer Direct (NYSE: ISDR) is a global communications and compliance platform company ...

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  • Lead Representative NS, Fund/Client Accounting

    3 days ago New York, USA

    Fund/Client Accounting - S5 (Non-Supervisory)Serves as a lead for the day-to-day operations of a medium-sized fund accounting support team, providing work direction and technical assistance on ...

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  • Senior Corporate Accountant (Accounting Specialist) (to$85K)

    yesterday Charlottesville, VA, USA

    ... Accounting/Finance -CPA highly preferred -Public accounting experience -At least 3 years of large company accounting experience Apply today or contact Jarred VandeMark with Incendia Partners to be ...

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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.