Accounting Job Listings

    Licensure as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) isn’t required for all accounting jobs. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), only about half of all accountants and auditors in the US are actively licensed CPAs.1,2 Even without the CPA designation, a master’s in accounting can make you a more competitive candidate for many career tracks and is a leading reason why many seek a master’s in accounting. In line with this, the common steps to an accounting career are:

    1. Complete an undergraduate degree in accounting or business.
    2. Earn a master’s degree in accounting or a related subject with an accounting emphasis.
    3. Sit for the Uniform CPA Exam, if desired.
    4. Complete supervised professional experience, if required in your state.
    5. Apply for your CPA license through your state board of accountancy, if desired.
    6. Ready your resume and begin the job search.

    By understanding the needs of the job market, you can better prepare for your job search and make more informed decisions about your education options. We recommend using the following accounting job boards to review common requirements and find open positions:

    Our accounting job board provides even more opportunities. You can also use it to research the qualifications employers are currently seeking in candidates. Use the What and Where fields to enter keywords describing your desired position and your location. Some examples of accounting positions include:

    • Actuary
    • Auditor
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager
    • Cash Manager
    • Claims Analyst
    • Cost Analyst
    • Credit Manager
    • Financial Analyst
    • Investment Manager
    • Payroll Manager
    • Risk Manager

    You can find a longer list of accounting job titles on our careers page. Note that the job board requires your web browser to allow JavaScript.