Business is good, but CPAs say the workload never eases up. by Rick Telberg CPA across all areas of the profession this summer are confirming the best hopes and worst fears that the profession felt when the year was beginning. … Continued
Marking the fourth consecutive month of decline, the bookkeeping and accounting industry contracted in June, shedding 4,200 full-time employees from May, ending at total employment of 954,800 workers and professionals, according to new data available to CPA Trendlines. Still, June’s … Continued
While CPA firms struggle through a shake-out.
But professionals aren’t sorry to see them go. The number of taxpayers who are preparing their returns themselves is surging 9.9% over a year ago, according to new data obtained by CPA Trendlines. Meanwhile, the number of returns filed by … Continued
But no new hiring. via AICPA The outlook for the U.S. economy improved in the fourth quarter, but broad pessimism about the progress of a recovery persists, according to the fourth quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief financial … Continued
October’s performance represents a third straight month of gains and a year-to-year gain of 60,800 jobs, bringing the industry’s payroll to 932,200 employees.
52% support personal tax increase to help balance the budget.
Open “accountant” jobs has increased 64% and the number of open “CPA” jobs has declined 11%
Industry grows to 926,000 employees nationwide.
Get the briefing paper on the “American Jobs Act.” With hopes of stimulating national job growth in the near future, President Obama is urging Congress to pass a $447 billion jobs package. But many tax practitioners just want to know: … Continued
Sixth month of year-over-year gains. by Rick Telberg Employment in the accounting and bookkeeping sector slipped by a statistically insignificant 800 jobs in August, to 922,400 people. That was barely a change from June’s 923,200-jobs level, and it represents the … Continued
Hoisted from comments, in response to “Who’s Searching for Accountants?” by Div Bhansali AccountantsWorld The number of Google searches for accountants hasn’t dropped by over 50% since 2004. In fact, it’s grown pretty substantially. Google Trends doesn’t chart absolute growth … Continued
Survey: Staffers dismayed about job prospects and the economy. The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, slips 2.1 points to 50.0 in the second quarter of 2011, according to … Continued
Dipping a toe into charged political waters… UHY, the Top 100 CPA firm, says their own research shows the United States has one of the lowest tax burdens for both high and low earners among the G8 countries.
Accounting and bookkeeping sector adds 17,800 jobs in May. In the biggest single-month gain since the recession, the accounting industry added almost 18,000 new jobs in May, bringing the total headcount to 926,300, a 29-month high. In fact, accounting was … Continued