Complete Guide toNetworking for Accounting Jobs

AXIS Accounting Solutions, LLC - Remote 

Your duties will include transaction categorization, bank reconciliation, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance and the preparation of Financial Statements…

$23 - $26 an hour
National Facility Solutions LLC - Remote 

This remote position earns a top salary of $75,000 - $90,000 per year, depending on experience. We also offer great benefits and perks, including flex vacation…

$75,000 - $90,000 a year
Loudoun County Government - Leesburg, VA 3.7

This position conducts research prepares and processes corrective payment entries, initiates refunds, and performs other tax administration functions within the…

$46,489 - $79,031 a year
Self Employed Foundation - Remote 

You will run accounting software programs to process business transactions, like accounts payable and receivable, disbursements, expense vouchers and receipts.

$20 - $30 an hour
Loudoun County Government - Leesburg, VA 3.7

Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of governmental budgeting and accounting; general budgeting practices, principles, policies, and processes;…

$23.84 - $40.53 an hour
Glenville State College - Remote 4.1

Seeking an Accounting Adjunct Professor. Must have a Master's level degree and 18 hours in accounting. Job Type: Part-time COVID-19 considerations: Remote…

Estimated: $49,000 - $69,000 a year
Smithfield Foods - Smithfield, VA 3.4

Public accounting: 1 year (Preferred). Smithfield, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred).

Estimated: $56,000 - $73,000 a year
Foliay LLc - Remote 

Process daily accounts payable update including invoices, check requests, employee expense reimbursements, debit/credit card transactions;

$25 - $30 an hour
The Wisdom Teeth Guys - United States 

30-35 hours per week once fully trained after 2 months. Schedule will be mostly during business hours between 8am-6pm MST. Pay starts at $15/hr.

$15 an hour
The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) - Lake Buena Vista, FL 4.1

A fraud associate will utilize fraud decisioning software to identify, research, and prevent fraudulent credit card transactions.

Estimated: $35,000 - $49,000 a year
SwagUp - New York, NY 

Resolve order and invoice disputes while maintaining customer relationships on good terms. Execute day-to-day collections activities by identifying, resolving…

$100,000 - $120,000 a year
Fleming & Associates, LLC - Remote 

Reconcile bank accounts, credit cards and loans. Hours-Flexible (7-4, 8-5, 9-6). Problem-solving skills with regards to accounting issues.

$40,000 - $60,000 a year
OPSPro, LLC - Remote 5.0

Review and approve journal entries ensuring compliance in accordance with GAAP and DCAA regulations. Create journal entries, as necessary, for proper revenue…

Estimated: $54,000 - $77,000 a year
Front Financial INC - Remote 

Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures. Organize and update receipts and invoices in Quickbooks.

$40,000 - $60,000 a year
Aspirion - Columbus, GA 

Balance Sheet reconciliations, such as monthly bank statement reconciliation, etc. Oversee the day-to-day accounting function in a multi-entity environment.

$80,000 - $110,000 a year
VaroTeam - Remote 

Facilitates payment of vendor, which may include verification of federal ID numbers, reviewing purchase orders, and resolving discrepancies.

$35,000 - $40,000 a year
Nicklaus Children's Health System - Remote 4.0

3-5 years' experience in business planning (strategic planning, business development, financial analysis, and forecasting). Microsoft Excel: 1 year (Preferred).

$35 - $40 an hour
Hagerty - Remote 3.3

Prepare billings and past-due invoice communication. Accounts receivable review and reconciliations. Enter billing transactions into various accounting systems.

Estimated: $44,000 - $58,000 a year
Portal Schools - Remote 

Properly create vendors and maintain vendors, W9s other required tax documents Record all payments, document transactions, mail, convert to ACH if applicable…

$45 - $85 an hour

Complete Guide toNetworking for Accounting Jobs

Networking can help you land your first job or advance your career. This in-depth guide to networking for accounting jobs can help you make this technique work for you.

How to Network

Meeting employers and making a great impression on them requires a lot of effort, professionalism and sincerity. Fortunately, you can begin by contacting people you already know, then use these tips to branch out until you have a large enough network to meet your goals.

The first step toward creating a formidable accounting network is reaching out to people like your business school classmates, former or current colleagues, friends and family members. These individuals know you on a personal basis and will be happy to point you in the right direction.

When you rely on classmates and work associates, the fact that they know you on a professional and/or personal basis certainly helps. They can vouch for your accounting skills and talent to people they refer you to. The downside is that you will be giving them a lot of power and authority in your job search. Sometimes, this can have adverse consequences in the long run.

With friends and family, however, you will feel comfortable enough to get them involved in a process that might be off-limits to others. The pitfall of their input is that their bias in your favor can make it difficult to have fruitful negotiations.

Finding online opportunities is another great way to network.

Since the vast majority of professional endeavors have ties with the online world, it comes as no surprise that nearly all accounting jobs are posted somewhere on the internet. For example, the Big Four accounting companies — Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Deloitte & Touche — all have their own job network where they showcase current openings. The same applies to many mid-market or smaller firms.

If you are not sure where to start, joining LinkedIn would be a great idea. With more than 500 million members, it is the single largest professional networking website on the planet. So, your odds of encountering a hiring manager or recruiter in the accounting field are incredibly high. To get started, you should make your profile as current and thorough as possible. Then, you need to research local job openings and accounting recruiters. Once you find them, getting connected and reaching out to make an introduction would be a great course of action.

Although LinkedIn is the leader, it is not the only platform that offers networking to current and prospective accountants. You can also use platforms like Facebook or Twitter. With Facebook, you can join accounting or other professional business pages. You can join in on discussions and make connections doing so. The process is similar on Twitter, where you can contribute to conversations using hashtags or follow accounting companies or executives.

Keep in mind that for all of your online networking options, you want to make real connections with people. Make sure to act professionally and engage in topics that interest you, so you make a good impression.

Besides online networking, you should get connected with the local accounting market. After all, accountants and CPA offices are so common that they practically exist in every midsize community. During this stage, you should also spend some time learning your local market and figuring out the ins and outs of the accounting concepts and standards that apply to your region.

If you are not sure where to begin, going to some local organizations like your local American Accounting Association chapter. You can also go to your chamber of commerce to find businesses that are looking for an accountant or for networking.

Although there are many ways to interact with other accountants, taking advantage of popular conferences might be the best solution. This is because these gatherings attract a never-ending number of CPAs who are eager to get to know their colleagues and discuss expansion goals.

Networking tips

The first crucial networking tip is to dress appropriately and demonstrate a pleasing professional attitude. Since accounting is a formal business sector, business professional attire is to be expected. This means a suit for men and a skirted suit or pantsuit for women, with high-quality accessories. After you're hired, you will probably see that most people in your accounting office wear business casual clothing.

It's a good idea to acquire a few hundred identical business cards that include your name, job title or job search goal, city, email address and phone number. That way, everyone you meet and want to keep in touch with will have a way to retain your contact information.

After speaking with others, be sure to thank them for their time. This will show them that you are appreciative, and you will give them a good impression. It will also make them more likely to engage with you in the future.

Common mistakes

The most common mistake after every accounting networking session is failing to follow up. Even if a recruiter truly enjoyed getting to know you, they will seldom take the time to reach out again. Keeping communication going is up to you. When you're a candidate for a job, you must show enough initiative to be selected. Also, be authentic in all the ways you present yourself since untruthfulness and insincerity usually come to the surface, with undesirable consequences.