By Beth Bellor
New hiring in the tax and accounting industry may be slowing in many areas, but the latest CPA Trendlines Jobs Report finds gains overall. Up is up and we'll take it.
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Payroll agencies continue to show strong growth year over year on three fronts: employees at all levels, particularly women. And just in time for busy season, tax prep has good news to report. But CPA firms account for 1,200 of the 2,200 jobs lost in the latest month.
In this report, CPA Trendlines highlights:
- Current 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