Accounting Jobs. 56,043 Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
56,043 Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
  • Uber Driver Partner - Supplement Your Accounting Income

    14 days ago New York, NY, USA

    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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  • Sr Manager Revenue Accounting

    18 days ago Fort Worth, TX, USA

    Pier 1 Imports is now looking for a Senior Manager over Revenue Accounting to join our team! In this role, you will manage the complete cycle of revenue collection and reporting, including ...

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  • Technical Accounting Advisor

    3 days ago Belleville, United States

    Important Finance Role at Growing Global Industry Innovator Build a Career Home at Company Shaping the Future of Automotive Cockpit ElectronicsTechnically sharp finance/accounting skills, a desire to ...

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  • Accounting Leadership Program

    11 days 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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  • Accounting and Billing Associate

    6 days ago Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

    Accounting and Billing Associate Job Duties: Weekly Responsibilities: 1) Accounts Payable: · Set up vendor in accounting software; ensuring form w-9 and Certificates of Insurance have been received ...

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  • Accounting Administrative Assistant

    10 days ago Ann Arbor, MI, USA

    Accounting Administrative Assistant Big-Georges Home Appliance Mart, which is a well-established Ann Arbor retailer, is searching for a self-motivated, entry level administrative assistant to work in ...

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

    27 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Are you an Accountant looking for a position where you can gain more experience in several areas of accounting - taking your career to the next level? Do you want to work in a fast-paced environment ...

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  • Assistant Manager Accounting

    4 days ago Orange, CA, USA

    The candidate should have 5-7 years experience in accounting. Knowledge of Sage100 preferred, but not necessary. Strict attention to details. Tasks will include cash flow monitoring and management ...

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  • Accounting Clerk - Billing

    19 days ago Denver, CO, USA

    Accounting - Billing Clerk Variety, pleasant work environment, opportunity to grow & learn... We have a great, full-time opportunity at our small, successful sales organization in Denver. Ideal for a ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    17 days ago San Francisco, CA, USA

    ... accounting activities. Functions include AP, payroll, credit card reconciliations, and expense report processing. The successful candidate will have a "roll-up-the-sleeves" attitude, be able to multi ...

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  • Accounting Assistant

    2 days ago Pasco, WA, USA

    Large agricultural equipment dealership is seeking a full-time Accounting Assistant to join our Pasco, WA store. Job Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To: * Compile equipment sales documentation

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  • Accounting Assistant

    2 days ago Melrose Park, IL, USA

    The Accounting Assistant will assist with the daily processing of Accounts Receivable and other General Accounting and Administrative duties as assigned. This person reports to the Accounting Manager

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  • Third Party Billing/Refund Specialist - Accounting Professional I

    2 days ago Kennesaw, GA, USA

    Performs entry level duties in the maintenance of accounting records for a dept or college. This key position is responsible for following: * Co-managing the student refund process; * Responding to ...

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  • Accounting Specialist

    26 days ago Fort Worth, TX, USA

    The Accounting Specialist, under the supervision of the Director of Finance, performs data entry, all aspects of accounts payable's and receivables, monthly grant billings, account analysis and ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    25 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Previous experience in Accounting. * Bachelors Degree in Accounting. * Experience with Excel is a must. * Detail and deadline-oriented. * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. * Extremely ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    26 days ago Rogers, AR, USA

    Performs relevant accounting tasks to efficiently and accurately create product costing. Skills and Experience: A bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or equivalent field ...

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  • Staff Accountant - Media Services

    26 days ago Englewood, United States

    Partner with the Accounting Projects Team and Dish IT to develop subscriber reporting that detail subscriber counts * Perform contract summary reviews to ensure contracts are executed correctly with ...

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  • Accounting Specialist

    13 days ago Anderson, SC, USA

    Looking for an experienced accounting specialist to oversee data entry and sales information. Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. If you have ever worked in banking, accounting, or a data entry ...

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  • Plant Senior Accounting Manager

    25 days ago Cedar Falls, IA, USA

    Our manufacturing client is seeking a Plant Senior Accounting Manager for their Cedar Falls, IA location. This is a highly visible role for a major area employer. Must Have : * Bachelor's degree ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    12 days ago Moonachie, NJ, USA

    ... accounting tasks including managerial accounting, budget/closing, and accounting system improvements. The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Accounting Manager or above and will be ...

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  • Accounting Team Associate

    1 month ago Commack, NY, USA

    Accounting Team Associate You have always challenged yourself to do more and continually have done so, and done better. You recently graduated college and are looking for that first corporate job on ...

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  • Accounting Clerk

    17 days ago Irvine, CA, USA

    Perform accounting and clerical functions such as filing, scanning, mailing, etc. * Maintain vendor files * Maintain and organize company's commercial and property insurance * Contact vendors to ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    6 days ago Paoli, PA, USA

    Full-time Company Description Small, fast-paced full service accounting firm. Individual, Corporate and Trust clients, with close relationships with our clients

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  • Have a Senior Accountant Job & Need Extra Cash? Become a Lyft Driver

    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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  • Propert Accountant - Scottsdale, AZ

    9 days ago Scottsdale, AZ, USA

    Cross-train for coverage of other accounting functions. * Participate in the monthly, quarterly and annual close process * Perform weekly and monthly expense review process * Act as a contact person ...

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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.