Accounting Jobs Recovery Slows

CPA firms and tax prep still down somewhat.

By Beth Bellor

Unemployment edged down to 6.7 percent in November, but the accounting profession saw few of those gains, with its only upticks coming in the payroll services sector.

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In this report, CPA Trendlines highlights:

  • Current and long-term hiring trends in each of the bookkeeping, payroll, tax, and CPA segments of the industry (all data seasonally adjusted)
  • Average hourly wages for key segments
  • Typical hours worked per week
  • Trends concerning women in the accounting workforce