Tax and Accounting Industry Hits New Highs in Headcount and Wages

Chart of BLS employment data
Tax, accounting and bookkeeping employment, through March 2015, with number of employees reported by the thousands.

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.