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5 Big Reasons To Smile On International Accounting Day, November 10
Accountemps Highlights Surprising Facts About Accounting Profession

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a good time to be an accountant. International Accounting Day is November 10, and there are plenty of reasons for accountants to celebrate this year. The hiring outlook is bright, demand for accounting expertise and services is high, and salaries are rising. In fact, the average starting salary for accounting and finance positions is projected to climb 3.5 percent in the United States, according to the recently released 2015 Salary Guide from Robert Half, parent company of Accountemps.

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Accountemps Reveals Five Surprising Facts About the Accounting Profession

Looking for more reasons to smile? View the International Accounting Day infographic from Accountemps for interesting facts, including details about celebrities who studied accounting and the states with the highest concentration of accounting jobs.

"Whether you're well-established in your career or a recent graduate just entering the field, it's a great time to be in accounting," said Bill Driscoll, a district president with Accountemps. "In addition to enjoying strong demand for their skills and higher compensation, accountants are also gaining more clout and visibility -- moving from simply tracking and reporting corporate revenue to influencing business strategy."

Accountemps reveals the five top reasons it's an exciting time to be an accountant today:

  1. You're in demand. Opportunities for accounting professionals are increasing as companies strive to support business growth, keep up with regulatory compliance mandates and fill job openings as more baby boomers retire.
  2. You're a hot commodity. Competition for talent is boosting compensation. In addition to higher salaries, employers are offering attractive incentives, such as extra vacation days and flexible schedules, to attract and retain top performers.
  3. You can find sizzling salary hot spots. Certain U.S. markets pay well above the national average. Accountants can earn the most in New York City, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., according to the Salary Guide.
  4. You've got something special. Specialized skills are in short supply. Talent shortages are emerging in areas such as accounting, audit, financial analysis, compliance and business systems. The result? Increased job opportunities and compensation for professionals with these backgrounds.
  5. You can bank on big data remaining a big deal. The world's dependence on data is creating an array of opportunities for accounting professionals who can mine and interpret the information.

About Accountemps
Accountemps, a Robert Half company, is the world's first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. The staffing firm has more than 340 offices worldwide. More resources, including online job search services and the Accountemps blog, can be found at


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