Industry Employment Surge Shows No Signs of Slowing

Record highs seen in overall employment, staff wages, CPA firm employment and staff, and more. By CPA Trendlines Research The U.S. tax, accounting and bookkeeping industries show no signs of slowing down, according to CPA Trendlines sources. Here CPA Trendlines … Continued

CPA Trendlines Forum: Tax Season Prep Tips?

Readers’ Forum: Hours worked. Firing clients. Setting prices. Chris Basom, managing partner of Your Money Matters in Mission Viejo, Calif., wants to know the “one thing you wanted to implement before tax season but just couldn’t get to.” “Is cash … Continued

Average Accounting Wage Hits $27.10 Per Hour

2011 finishes at new high. Average hourly earnings across all employees in the accounting and bookkeeping slipped slightly in the latest month, but rang in a solid gain year to year. With more than 970,000 workers, the Bureau of Labor … Continued

Wages at CPA Firms Rise Through Recession

Now running at new high. Hourly earnings at CPA firms are running at an all-time high, according to new data available to CPA Trendlines. On average, earnings reached $31.20 per hour in 2011, up about 3.2%, for all employees. For just non-supervisory … Continued

Accounting Posts New Record Jobs Number

What recession? More accountants with jobs … ever. by Rick Telberg In the same jobs report that drove the NASDAQ to an 11-year peak, the accounting and bookkeeping sector recorded more people employed in the industry than ever before.

Accounting Grads Get a 3.7% Raise

Accounting firms hire the most, pay less. The average salary for accounting majors is averaging up 3.7 percent to $50,500, according to a new survey of college graduates and the employers who hired them.