Have you filed your taxes yet? You still have time until April 15th, but employers might be feeling the crunch to fill any Accountant jobs that remain open. After a likely seasonal decline at the end of 2012, job postings began to bounce back in January. Last month, there were more than 72,000 jobs available online for Accountants, representing a 4% year-over-year increase.
Hiring Demand for Accountants - 4 Year Hiring Trend
Below are the 10 most commonly required skills in accounting job ads. Oral and written communication skills are important to most positions, but could be seen as particularly important in accounting jobs since Accountants and Auditors need to interact with clients or other parts of a business regarding finances. With more parts of a job becoming computerized, it's not too surprising that general ledger software appears on this list. Do any of the below skills surprise you?
- Oral and written communication skills
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Public accounting
- Microsoft Office
- Financial reporting
- General ledger software
- Detail oriented
- Analytical skills
- Internal audit
- Problem solving
Hiring Scale for Accountants in New York City
Some of the locations with the most difficult conditions for sourcing Accountants are Niles-Benton Harbor (MI), Grand Forks (ND), and Sherman-Denison (TX). While job postings remain online for an average of about 6 weeks, jobs in these 3 locations are likely to take longer to fill. For instance, accounting job ads have an average posting period of almost 8 weeks in the Niles-Benton Harbor metro area. This is 2 weeks longer than the national average.
Hiring Scale for Accountants in Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
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