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Accounting Jobs Van Buren AR

Local resource for accounting jobs in Van Buren. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to accounting schools, accountant degree programs, accountant job listings, and accounting career services, as well as advice and content on developing your job hunting skills.

Przybysz & Associates
(479) 649-0888
3808 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR

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TEC Staffing Services
(479) 785-3022
825 North "A" Street
Fort Smith, AR

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Accustaff
(501) 452-7315
3301 S 70 St
Fort Smith, AR

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Asap Services
(501) 484-9675
1401 S Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR

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T E C Employment
(479) 785-3023
1825 N A St
Fort Smith, AR

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Epsco
(501) 452-7116
2125 S. 56th St.
Fort Smith, AR

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PRN Medical Staffing
(800) 500-9295
314 South 17th Street
Fort Smith, AR

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PRN Medical Staffing
(479) 785-9222
4500 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Type of Service
temporary

SkillSpan
(501) 219-9898
3610 Towson Ave
Little Rock, AR

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Go Ye, Inc.
(479) 782-4693
2321 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

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Accountant

How to become an Accountant.

Accountants get their name from the type of work they do - keeping accounts in order. The field of accounting is probably an ancient one, dating back to the first time humans needed to keep records of inventory or transactions. Accountants are still in high demand today, working in every conceivable field in private and public life. Most accountant jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a field related to accounting, but job prospects are generally better for those who either have a master's degree or become a Certified Public Accountant. Although accountants do not necessarily have to become certified, many do choose to pursue certification. Junior accounting positions are available to candidates who have a two-year community college degree and accounting or bookkeeping experience. These junior accountants often have the chance to take advantage of on the job training and advance to become full accountants. To become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), accountants much take an arduous examination, which is offered eight months out of the year. The CPA examination is difficult to pass, with less than a 50 percent pass rate each year. Although it is not required that prospective accountants pass all four parts at once, many areas do require that those taking the test pass all four sections within an 18 month period, or they must restart the examination process. Depending on the state, experience in the accounting field may be necessary before becoming a CPA. In addition, accountants must generally complete a certain amount of professional development or continuing education to renew their licenses.

What does an Accountant do?

Accountants work in many different settings. They can be self-employed and working as freelance accountants, or can work in private firms, for non-profit organizations, or for government entities. Accountants may specifically be employed in tax preparation firms, bookkeeping or accounting firms, or in the payroll or accounting department of any business or organization. Public accountants can work for any of the types of clients mentioned above, and often focus on one area. For example a public accountant may choose to focus on tax preparation or accounting systems, or even audit financial records, either as an internal or external auditor. Many public accountants are CPAs. Government accountants obviously work for the government, and work specifically with the financial records of government agencies and contractors hired by the government. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is just one government agency employing a significant number of accountants. Management accountants are sometimes called corporate or private accountants and work for private companies. They may have the responsibility of creating or maintaining budgets, creating cost/benefit analyses, and influencing business decisions. Accountants may also work with individuals...

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