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

CPA Firm Headcounts Show a Rebound

20 years of ups and downs, now up again. The number of people employed by CPA firms in the U.S. has topped 400,000 for the first time since last February, according to the latest data available to CPA Trendlines. Total … Continued

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.

Finance and Accounting Job Confidence Slips

Survey: Staffers dismayed about job prospects and the economy. The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, slips 2.1 points to 50.0 in the second quarter of 2011, according to … Continued

Skills Shortage Could Stall Growth

With small, but consistent, upticks in corporate earnings, the employment outlook may be improving. And that means accounting firms should be preparing for the next talent shortage. U.S. employers rank among the tops in complaining about a shortage of the … Continued