Jobs in accounting have always been known for being reliable and stable positions, but a recent study by CNN has revealed that they are some of the best jobs in the country.
According to the CNN Money “Best Jobs in America” ranking, the number of accounting jobs in the Top 100 is high, making it one of the best industries to be involved in right now. The job which is the highest ranked out of accounting jobs was a CPA certified accountant.
CPA’s are increasingly popular now, especially with businesses since the many are undergoing restructuring and are also struggling with ever changing tax laws, according to the report. The position was ranked 9/100.
Tax managers came in at 62nd place. With Congress constantly changing and adding various tax laws, tax managers are responsible for making sense of the new laws and keeping business aware of the changes.
These jobs also earn some of the highest salaries, according to the report. The median salary for an accounting director, which was ranked 19th, is $119,000, while top pay for the same position comes in at $169,000.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of accountants is expected to increase by 22% through 2018.