Accounting Jobs Advance for 3rd Month in a Row

Accounting and bookkeeping sector adds 17,800 jobs in May. In the biggest single-month gain since the recession, the accounting industry added almost 18,000 new jobs in May, bringing the total headcount to 926,300, a 29-month high. In fact, accounting was … Continued

Looking for a Growth Industry? How’s VoIP Sound?

Expansion through the downturn. Industry research firm IBISWorld identifies the top 10 fastest growing industries from 2000 to 2016.   “After compiling the list of fastest growing industries, there were some apparent trends,” explained IBISWorld Senior Analyst Casey Thormahlen. “Each … Continued

Tax Season 2011 Disappoints Some

Despite economic recovery, many firms seem unable to capitalize on new opportunities. Click here to join the Tax Season 2011 survey; get the results. Tax accountants are finishing the 2011 busy season with stronger results than they expected, but – … 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

Four More Years: Clients Delay Retirement

“Boomers have been scarred.” Half of Baby Boomer clients who have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned, according to CPA financial planners. Fifty-two percent of CPA financial … Continued

More Accountants Looking to Change Jobs

Job confidence rises. The Mergis Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, edged up 2.2 points to 56.1 in the fourth quarter of 2010, suggesting  an increased numbers of professionals … Continued