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Welcome to our Certified Public Accountant Jobs site. The purpose of this site is to provide a frequently updated list of current open positions for certified public accountant jobs. Our focus is on certified public accountant jobs which are available in the United States. Here we also provide to the certified public accountant informative articles, useful statistics, videos, and a book store. Here you will also find current accounting news. This site is produced by IntellegoJobs, a division of Intellego Web Publishing.

The certified public accountant jobs listed here are in the form of RSS feeds, and will be automatically updated when new jobs become available. The following data should be interesting to the certified public accountant who resides within the United States. This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Certified Public Accountant Jobs – Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2007)

States with the highest concentration of certified public accountants with annual mean wage:
(highest at top)

District of Columbia $71,170
Colorado $65,820
Delaware $62,450
New York $75,860
Connecticut $68,780

Top paying States for certified public accountants with annual mean wage:
(highest at top)

New York $75,860
New Jersey $74,040
District of Columbia $71,170
Connecticut $68,780
Maryland $68,450

Mean hourly wage for the certified public accountant:


Mean annual salary for the certified public accountant:


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of certified public accountants with annual mean wage:
(highest at top)

Tallahassee, FL $48,390
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT $77,860
Denver-Aurora, CO $67,450
Montgomery, AL $55,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division $79,360

Industries with the highest level of employment for the certified public accountant:
(highest at top)

Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Local Government (OES designation)
State Government (OES designation)
Insurance Carriers

Education required for the certified public accountant:

Almost all accounting positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting. This includes both CPA and non-CPA positions. Many employers today prefer that the candidate have a master’s degree as well. To become a certified public accountant, you need to take a rigorous four part exam. You do not need to take all four parts of the CPA test at one sitting, but may spread the four parts out over 18 months. You need to pass all four parts within an 18 month period. It should be noted that less then half of the CPA candidates pass the exam on the first try. An extensive study period is needed before taking each of the four parts of the CPA test.

Any accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This may include senior level accountants working for or on behalf of public companies that are registered with the SEC. Most states require CPA candidates to be college graduates. A few states will allow accounting experience to take the place of a bachelor’s degree.

After you obtain a CPA license, you will be required to complete a certain number of hours of continuing professional education so that your license can be renewed.

It should be noted that to obtain any accounting position, both CPA and non-CPA, you need to have some accounting experience. If you are a college student working toward an accounting degree, you need to gain accounting experience through summer or part-time internship programs conducted by public accounting or business firms.

Job outlook for the certified public accountant:

Due to stricter accounting and auditing regulations, coupled with an expanding economy, the job outlook for the accountant looks good. The best job prospects will be for accountants and auditors who have a college degree or any certification, but especially a CPA. Job growth for the accountant is expected to grow around 18 percent between 2006 and 2016. This is considered faster then average when comparing to the job growth for other professions.

Source for the above data:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Certified Public Accountant Jobs – Conclusion

With stricter accounting practices in place, imposed by the United States federal government, and concomitant expansion of the economy in the United States, the demand for the accountant will continue to increase. The current down turn in the economy has resulted in fewer accounting jobs available, but as the economy starts to improve, the employment outlook for the accountant looks good. In most cases, if you want to obtain an accounting position, you will need a college degree. There is a wide variance of pay based on credentials and experience. The salaries presented here assumes that the accountant has a CPA license. So while the salary is not as high as many professionals, the demand for the accountant’s skill is expected to increase over time. Coupled with an overall high level of job security, this makes the accountant position today a highly desirable position and is on many of the online lists for the hottest jobs for 2009.

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The following is a current listing of job openings in the United States for the certified public accountant.

Certified Public Accountant Jobs – Listed by State – Updated Daily

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