Accounting

  • Which Interns Are Most Likely To Get Hired?

    Which Interns Are Most Likely To Get Hired?

    Lucky day for accounting interns

    LinkedIn analyzed its member database to identify which interns are most likely to land a full-time job. Continue Reading

  • Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

    Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

    Higher level jobs require special attention to detail

    Senior and executive level positions can be particularly tricky to nab. Learn to decode the job description to give yourself an edge. Continue Reading

  • 7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

    7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

    October's employment report released earlier this month showed continued steady improvement in the job market. But hiring remains sluggish; a number of employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. As the Labor Department reported Tuesday, job openings... Continue Reading

  • 6 Certifications That Will Help You Get A Good Job

    6 Certifications That Will Help You Get A Good Job

    If you're a job seeker, you don't need to be told that it's a tough job market out there. You're experiencing it. You know you're competing with a lot of other qualified candidates, and it's difficult to stand out to employers. Yet the surprising thing is that many companies are having trouble filling... Continue Reading

  • Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

    Ex-Olympus CEO Wins $15 Million Settlement, Company Announces Job Cuts

    By Yuri Kageyama TOKYO (AP) -- Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Michael Woodford will receive 10 million pounds (1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) in a settlement over his dismissal from the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker. Olympus also announced it will cut nearly 3,000 jobs. Continue Reading

  • My Eureka Moment: From Construction Manager To Late-Night Crooner

    By Adam Kaufman QUEENS, N.Y. – Jim Altamore arrived early to a Queens restaurant and... Continue Reading

  • 2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

    2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

    By Blake Ellis NEW YORK -- This year's college graduates are being offered more jobs and fatter paychecks. Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 -- up 4.5 percent from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. Continue Reading

  • Accountant: Tax Season's Hottest Job

    Accountant: Tax Season's Hottest Job

    This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Maryalene LaPonsie Benjamin Franklin summed up two things that remain constant in life: Death and taxes. But while there's no way to avoid death, a skilled accountant can hunt for every legal deduction and credit available to lower your tax bill,... Continue Reading

  • Highest-Paying Bachelor's Degrees

    Highest-Paying Bachelor's Degrees

    By Rachel Zupek Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder It's admirable when college graduates are determined to work in their dream job, no matter if it pays six figures or diddly squat. Unfortunately, it's also rare. Before the inevitable realization that money doesn't always equal happiness, students enter... Continue Reading

  • America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

    America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

    Maybe below the radar is where the answer lies. While many unemployed will do almost anything to get working, those employed in high-paying power positions may find themselves daydreaming of a life less encumbered by work. There may be a middle road, says a new study by CareerCast.com. Continue Reading

  • The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

    The Time Is Right For A Career In Accounting

    For many people looking for employment, the promise of job security is a definite plus. Yet for those just starting out in their job search -- or even just considering their major in college -- finding a job that is going to be financially secure and personally rewarding can be a challenge. For those who have... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    Demand for these jobs is expected to increase more than 20% in the next 5 years.

    If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Continue Reading

  • Six New 'It' Jobs in High Demand

    Six New 'It' Jobs in High Demand

    The financial industry, once considered super-chic by college grads and working professionals alike, is rapidly losing status points. More people than ever in the financial industry are trading bonus checks for unemployment checks as financial behemoths like Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley are laying off... Continue Reading

  • Ten Jobs for Introverts

    Ten Jobs for Introverts

    By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder As an introvert, finding a position where you can really shine while working on individual projects can seem challenging. But with some research, you'll find plenty of positions where your skills and personal contributions are valued. Many jobs include opportunities... Continue Reading

  • 11 Most Wanted Degrees in '11

    11 Most Wanted Degrees in '11

    By Larry Buhl, Special to CareerBuilder While the job market can't be called robust, employers say that they plan to hire almost 20 percent more four-year college graduates than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Already, 41 percent of the current... Continue Reading

  • How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

    How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

    Want to earn close to $19 per hour while you are still a college student? Some students are doing just that. According to a recently released survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), college juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering can receive $18.90 per hour as an... Continue Reading

  • Top Cities for Finance Jobs

    Top Cities for Finance Jobs

    Believe it or not, finance jobs are making a comeback. But the geography for job opportunities in the field has shifted. New York is no longer the best place to find a job in finance -- San Francisco has taken the top spot, according to a new study. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has... Continue Reading

  • Iowa Woman to Graduate College After 19 Years in School

    Iowa Woman to Graduate College After 19 Years in School

    Many tuition-paying parents hope their kids avoid the "five-year plan," when students take an extra year to finish. But in the case of Iowa State student Kathy Vitzthum, her 19-year plan was not only supported by her parents, but her husband and kids gave the thumbs up as well. This May, she'll have the... Continue Reading

  • Bean Counters Not Confident About Job Prospects

    Bean Counters Not Confident About Job Prospects

    You know you're in trouble when the guys who run the numbers and keep the books are not confident about U.S. job prospects. A recent Accounting & Finance Employment Report conducted online by Harris Interactive, shows that although some workers gained confidence in the strength of the economy, more people... Continue Reading

  • 10 Fastest-Growing Industries

    10 Fastest-Growing Industries

    Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder When you're job hunting, knowing which industries are hiring is part of the battle. In the midst of high unemployment in the private sector, some industries are still emerging as safe bets for the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Major Accounting Firms in Feeding Frenzy

    Now Hiring: Major Accounting Firms in Feeding Frenzy

    It looks like the major U.S.-based accounting firms are in a hiring frenzy -- they just can't get enough bean counters. Whether it's because of the oddly bullish stock market, growth in the economy or the trend for big businesses to hire outside contractors rather than full-time accountants of their own, if... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs Where Women Are Taking Over

    10 Jobs Where Women Are Taking Over

    Forbes recently published their list of 20 Surprising Jobs Women Are Taking Over. As they point out, while women have historically been most concentrated in service jobs such as those in the fields of education, social work, and customer service, more women these days are going into professional occupations... Continue Reading

  • The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

    The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

    CareerBliss.com recently surveyed 200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country to determine which ranked the highest in nine key areas that affect employee happiness: the employee's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth... Continue Reading

  • Ten Most Flexible Jobs and What They Pay

    Ten Most Flexible Jobs and What They Pay

    Does the thought of a 9-to-5 work schedule make you cringe? Would you like the time to go to the gym in the middle of the day or spend time with your kids after school? You need a flexible job. Flexibility is getting more and more essential as busy people, parents in particular, need room in their schedule... Continue Reading

  • 11 Analytical Jobs That Are in Serious Demand

    11 Analytical Jobs That Are in Serious Demand

    Forget about jobs with glamour and prestige. These days work, any kind of work, can be highly attractive. One of the sectors that seems to be bouncing back the quickest is the financial industry, opening numerous positions in finance, accounting, and financial services. According to the 2011 Robert Half... Continue Reading

  • Bookkeeping: The Latest, Greatest Work-from-Home Job

    Bookkeeping: The Latest, Greatest Work-from-Home Job

    With hand-written ledgers being obsolete and all aspects of accounting being digitized, more and more small businesses are finding that they have no need for a full-time bookkeeper who comes into the office every day. That's bad news for full-time bookkeepers, but good news for the enterprising people out... Continue Reading

  • Accounting Job Description

    Accounting Job Description

    Math is a skill that not every professional can boast about, but some have no trouble working with numbers and often end up in accounting. The accounting field is challenging but comes with big rewards that are rare in other industries. Working in accounting allows you to see the big picture and take a peak... Continue Reading

  • What I Did with My Degree: Adventures in Accounting

    What I Did with My Degree: Adventures in Accounting

    In 2002, I graduated from a small public college with a bachelor's degree in finance. Coming out of school during a recession was a difficult thing to do. The only job I could find was in sales. I quickly decided to return to school and pursue a master's degree in accounting. I hoped to secure a stable position... Continue Reading