Accounting Jobs. 68,622 Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
68,622 Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
  • Director or Accounting Services

    4 days ago Orlando, FL, USA

    Seeks Director of Accounting Services with proven track record of success in leading and building large teams. What is it like to work at OUC? As one of the top employers in Central Florida, OUC ...

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  • HR - ACCOUNTING MANAGER (PROPERTY MANAGEMENT)

    10 days ago McKinney, TX, USA

    HR/ACCOUNTING MANAGER JOB SUMMARY ***During your application process, we ask that you also participate in our company's Culture Index Survey . We recommend using a laptop or PC and not a cell phone

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  • Accounting Professional II-Student Accounts

    yesterday Kennesaw, GA, USA

    Performs advanced level duties in maintaining various accounting records for a dept or college. This key position is responsible for establishing and coordinating routines and procedures necessary to ...

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  • Bookkeeper - Real Estate Accounting

    8 days ago Glendale, CA, USA

    Prepare and examine accounting records, financial statements, taxes, and other financial reports * Cut checks and disburse funds consistent with our construction loans and other project expenses

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  • Staff Accountant

    16 days ago New Haven, CT, USA

    Bachelor's degree in accounting. 2-4 years in accounting. Team player with a positive attitude towards contributing and learning. Strong verbal/written communication skills. Excellent analytical and ...

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  • Accounting Associate

    2 days ago Chicago, IL, USA

    We are seeking an Accounting Associate to become an integral part of our team! . Responsibilities: * Processing daily Accounts Receivable (A/R) statements and reports * Sending and verifying invoices ...

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  • Accountant

    14 days ago Roswell, GA, USA

    A. from accredited university · 2+ years of experience using QuickBooks or comparable software · 2+ years professional accounting experience in an office environment · Private and/or multi-company ...

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  • Senior Accountant - Audit and Assurance

    3 days ago Oakville, ON, Canada

    Our client, a well established public accounting firm in Oakville, Ontario is looking for dynamic, outgoing, experienced accounting professionals to fill a Senior Accountant (Audit and Assurance ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    yesterday Port Washington, NY, USA

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Accounting supplemented by at least two years of experience in various functional areas within the accounting field or ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    8 days ago Woodbury, NY, USA

    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field * 3 to 5 years public accounting, financial accounting or equivalent experience. * Must be able to work independently * Must have the ability ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    29 days ago Hudson, OH, USA

    Full-Time Staff Accounting position responsible for preparation of business and individual tax returns, year end accounting through compilation or review financial statements and familiarity with ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    11 days ago Irving, TX, USA

    In this role, you will be responsible for accounting activities including: * Maintaining the general ledger of multiple separate entities * Assisting general ledger staff in the performance of their ...

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  • Third Party Billing/Refund Specialist - Accounting Professional I

    15 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 co-managing the student refund process; responding to the KSU Third ...

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  • Accounting Assistant-AP

    16 days ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), a national nonprofit agency, seeks A/P Accounting Assistant for our administrative office in St Paul, MN. Duties include: receive, review, and properly code ASI and ...

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  • Staff Accountant

    12 days ago Aurora, IL, USA

    Supervises clerical accounting staff. * Reviews vendor invoices/payments to ensure proper coding. * Assists in streamlining and documenting accounting processes and procedures. * Processes inventory ...

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  • Tax Professionals, Public Accounting

    3 months ago Orlando, FL, USA

    Vestal & Wiler, a midsize Orlando based public accounting firm with a great reputation looking for TAX PROFESSIONALS AT ALL LEVELS. We offer a clear path to partnership, a very competitive salary ...

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  • Senior Accountant - Deviant Art

    2 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Manage monthly close; accounting records, journal entries, flux analyses and reconciliations Execute all aspects of accounts payable processing including data entry, reconciliation of vendor invoices ...

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  • Bookkeeper/Accountant

    9 days ago Seattle, WA, USA

    You will be responsible for preparing current and after the fact bookkeeping and accounting and guidance to our clients to make sure they are always in compliance and audit-proof. Responsibilities

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  • Accounting Team Manager / Management Accountant

    9 days ago Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Cover Accounting staff and payroll during staff vacations, absence or busy periods 14. Standard journal entries and review of all journal entries posted by staff 15. Document retention including ...

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  • Accounting

    15 days ago Denver, CO, USA

    Build Your Own Package. Future Run Date of January 18, 2018 and Custom Apply to URL that includes the All fields filled out

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  • Accountant Associate / Public Accounting

    11 days ago Irvine, CA, USA

    Accounting Associate Duties and Responsibilities * Maintain accounting database (through Quickbooks and other accounting softwares); update documents and records * File documents; make paper and ...

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  • Automotive Contracts Accounting Clerk

    17 days ago Concord, CA, USA

    Obtain primary financial data for accounting records * Compute and record numerical data * Check the accuracy of business transactions * Perform data entry and administrative duties Qualifications

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  • Staff Accountant

    1 month ago Orlando, FL, USA

    Proficient with accounting end-to-end process, a good understanding of General Ledger accounts and month & year-end process * Strong accounting skills and extensive knowledge of GAAP * Accounts ...

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  • Manager, Accounting Research & Policy

    12 days ago Downers Grove, IL, USA

    Are you a Mix of ‘Technical Accounting Guru' Combined with Superior Analytical and Communication Skills? At FTD, we are continually evolving the business by promoting a customer solutions driven ...

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  • Accounting Professional

    10 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    West Los Angeles local CPA firm is looking for an Accountant with at least three to five years' experience to work on the following: Prepare and review Individual, and other Income Tax Returns

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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.