Topic: jobs

CPA Firms Paying Top Dollar for Talent in Nationwide Hiring Binge

Wages hit new high; hourly rates at CPA firms up nearly 10 percent. By CPA Trendlines Research As the economy adds jobs, the accounting industry is grabbing its share and sometimes more, according to CPA Trendlines sources. At the same time, respondents to The CPA Trendlines Careers and Hiring Outlook tracking polls show nearly 60 percent ready to jump ship if the right offer comes along. Join the survey. Get the results. In this report, CPA Trendlines covers: Current hiring trends in each of the bookkeeping, tax, payroll and CPA segments of the industry, indicating growth and shrinkage among sectors. Average hourly wages for key segments, with trends in employee pay rates. Typical hours worked per week, showing utilization and productivity. […]

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NEW DATA: Strong, Steady Hiring at Tax, Accounting Firms

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Accounting Sector Tops 5% Annual Growth Rate

Firms now recovered about 9 in 10 jobs lost in financial collapse. By CPA Trendlines The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries have recovered nearly 89 percent of the jobs lost in the economic crisis, according to CPA Trendlines sources. CPA Trendlines Careers and Hiring Outlook Job Satisfaction and Retention Benchmarks   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. The U.S. economy as a whole added 209,000 jobs in July. In addition to the growth of 47,000 jobs in professional and business services, increases were seen in […]

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New Surge in Wages, Hours, Hiring

The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries are turning out to be one of the brightest spots in the nation’s economy, adding jobs faster than all but a handful of sectors, 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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Accounting Firms Launch New War for Talent

Firms are hiring, and many staffers are thinking about a job change. Get more details, join the survey. By Rick Telberg CPA Trendlines Now five years since the banking crash that forced record layoffs at tax and accounting firms, new survey results from CPA Trendlines Research show intensifying competition for talent, with more than 42% of accountants reporting that their firms are hiring and about half of all staffers ready to make a move. “There’s a labor shortage out there,” according to Chris Hatcher, a partner at Louisville, Ky., Baldwin CPAs. “Finding good talent is hard.” Hatcher says Baldwin CPAs is looking for professionals with ambition, which he defines as an “owners  mentality.” In this report, CPA Trendlines Research: – […]

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Top Ten Best Places to Find an Accounting Job

Finance sector jobless rate falls to 4.7% from recession high 7.7% With the job market strengthening, career opportunities for finance, tax and accounting professionals are widening to places like Seattle and Phoenix, beyond traditional financial industry centers like New York according to a new study. The full list of the Top 10 cities to find a finance job: Dallas, TX Houston, TX San Francisco, CA Irvine, CA NYC & Long Island Atlanta, GA Seattle, WA Richmond, VA Chicago, IL Phoenix Source: Accounting Principals Says Jodi Chavez, senior vice president, Accounting Principals: “As the economy improves and most sectors are seeing improvement, finance professionals’ options are also growing.”  

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Accounting Industry Extends Two-Year Growth Trend

But CPAs lag behind non-CPAs. Get the accountants’ business outlook: Join the survey; see the results. By Rick Telberg CPA Trendlines The tax and accounting industry is extending a two-year expansion by adding 2,500 new jobs in the latest month, according to CPA Trendlines research. In this report: Employment trends for the public accounting, bookkeeping, tax and payroll sector of the economy. Licensed CPA firms are lagging in growth behind non-CPA accounting providers. Employees book more hours. But wage growth gets cut back. More jobs and better pay for higher-paid positions and for men; fewer new jobs and smaller pay increases for women and production workers. CPA firms add to headcounts more slowly than non-CPA firms, grant lower pay increases, […]

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‘Unprecedented Demand’ for Accounting Grads

CPA firm hiring tops 40,000 for first time ever.

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Finance and Accounting Professionals Forecast Improving Job Prospects through 2013 [PRO Member Exclusive]

Rebound in confidence after two quarters of decline. Next Question: What’s your best career advice? Join the survey; get the answers. A leading measure of overall confidence among U.S. finance and accounting workers, rose 5.4 points to 55.8 in 4Q 2012 — ending a two-quarter decline, according to new data reported by CPA Trendlines. The new survey finds growing confidence in job availability and in workers’ personal employment situations, despite continued tepid sentiment in the strength of the economy.

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