What are the Best Accounting Jobs in Demand Today?

The accounting and finance industries have always offered great career choices. But there’s a lot more to today's accounting jobs than tabulating numbers and preparing financial statements. The best accounting positions may surprise you.

What are employers looking for?

Employers are looking for experienced professionals with analytical skills. Financial, business and business systems analysts are all in strong demand, as are team members in core senior and managerial types of accounting jobs. Firms rely on these professionals for guidance as they seek to upgrade and expand their operations.

In addition, the market for entry-level accounting jobs has strengthened. Degreed candidates, even those in the earliest stages of their careers, are sought in public accounting and private industry.

What accounting jobs are in demand?

  • Anti-money laundering (AML) specialists
  • Bookkeepers
  • Business analysts
  • Business systems analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Internal auditors
  • Payroll clerks
  • Risk and compliance professionals
  • Senior accountants
  • Staff accountants

Learn more about the best accounting jobs today — including accounting and finance salary data for more than 400 positions and the latest hiring trends in the industry — at our Salary Center


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Editor's note: This post was updated in 2016 with more current information.