Topic: Employment

Tax and Accounting Industry Hits New Highs in Headcount and Wages

The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries remain among the bright spots in the nation’s economy, as professional and business services make up nearly a third of the last month’s job gains, according to CPA Trendlines sources. Here CPA Trendlines reports on: Current hiring trends in each of the bookkeeping, tax, payroll and CPA segments of the industry. Average hourly wages for key segments. Typical hours worked per week. Trends concerning women in the accounting workforce.

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Tax and Accounting Firms Lengthen Hiring Spree

Growth in most segments continues. The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries are among the economy’s bright spots, according to CPA Trendlines sources. Here CPA Trendlines reports on: Current hiring trends in each of the bookkeeping, tax, payroll and CPA segments of the industry. Average hourly wages for key segments. Typical hours worked per week. And trends concerning women in the accounting workforce. Overall, the U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in January, with 51,000 of those in professional and business services. The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage point to 5.5 percent.

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We’re Back! Tax and Accounting Employment Hits New High, Surpassing January 2008 Peak

It’s a 1.8 percent hike from boom times. We’ll take it. The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries have fully rebounded, surpassing the previous January 2008 peak, according to CPA Trendlines sources. Here CPA Trendlines reports on: Current hiring trends in each of the bookkeeping, tax, payroll and CPA segments of the industry. Average hourly wages for key segments. Typical hours worked per week. And trends concerning women in the accounting workforce. While cheering the recovery, the new employment trends represent intensifying competition for talent, as well as clients.

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Accountants Start 2015 on Strong Hiring Trend

The best December in the last decade. The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries closed 2014 with the strongest employment trends in a decade, according to CPA Trendlines sources. Here CPA Trendlines reports on: Current hiring trends in each of the bookkeeping, tax, payroll and CPA segments of the industry. Average hourly wages for key segments. Typical hours worked per week. And trends concerning women in the accounting workforce.

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18 Pieces of Today’s Best Job Advice

Get certified. Apply early and often.  Join the survey; get the results. By Rick Telberg I’m looking over the early responses to our new CPA Careers survey and one stands out for its practicality and wisdom. This from a veteran senior finance manager at a Fortune 1000 company is, I think, 18 pieces of the best advice I’ve ever heard. 1. For the accountant who is not a CPA yet: If you’re not  a CPA already, make it a goal. 2. If you need hours, apply to every accounting firm that you could drive to or are willing to move close to. 3. Apply beginning in mid-April, after busy season, when accounting firms clean house.

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Accounting Hiring Outpaces Economy, Hits New Record

Tax, accounting and bookkeeping services on a year-long hiring spree…

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Accounting Sector Adds 2,000 New Jobs

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.

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Accountants’ Job Optimism Hits New Low

Index hits recessionary levels. A leading gauge of confidence among finance and accounting professionals has hit its lowest level since early 2009. But 61 percent are confident in the future of their current employer, up from 56 percent in the previous quarter.

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Accounting Jobs Advance for 3rd Month in a Row

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 one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing jobs report.

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