CPA Firms Cut Salaries for New Grads

But corporate employers raise starting pay. While most new college graduates are just happy to get a job this Spring, they’re probably happier going to work in business and industry because that’s where the money is. Starting salaries in public accounting are sinking … Continued

This Isn’t Your Father’s Recession

No economic slowdown has been as bad for jobs as this one. The big red line is the current employment recession. Nothing in the last 63 years has been as painful or as prolonged for American workers. The good news? … Continued

No Surprise: The Best Firms Pay More

But they bill for it too. The best firms, according to INSIDE Public Accounting, start paying more from the first day and from the bottom up. For instance, IPA’s Best of the Best pay new graduates about $55,000, compared to … Continued

Smallest of Small Biz Hurting the Most

Small business optimism slumps in March, according to SurePayroll. The index fell two percentage points from February to 69 percent in March, with hiring is down 2.2% year-to-date. “While large businesses, medium-sized businesses and even larger small businesses may be … Continued

More Accountant Job Cuts in November

Accounting and bookkeeping sector hits new low. Accounting and Bookkeeping, All Employees, in Thousands As the nation’s overall unemployment rate ticked upward to 9.8% in November from 9.6%, the number of jobs in the accounting and bookkeeping sector declined by … Continued

4,700 More Jobless Accountants This Month

Headcount hits new post-crash low. The number of jobs in the accounting and bookkeeping sector sank again last month to a seasonally-adjusted 878,600, down 4,700 from the month before and 91,500 off the peak of 970,100 in February 2008. At … Continued

Best Pay Raises Going to Senior Staffers

But where are the jobs? Companies await economic restart. Starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals could eke out 1% to 3% gains next year over 2010 levels, according to the new annual Salary Guide from Robert Half, the job … Continued