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Top 10 Cities for Accountants

Steve Berman | LedgerLink

January 21, 2010

1. New York, NY

What other city could possibly take the top spot other than the financial capital of America? New York dwarfs the competition with over 140,000 combined working as accountants, auditors and bookkeepers. With all four Big Four accounting firms headquartered here, as well as 43 Fortune 500 companies, the Big Apple is the place to be for anyone looking to work in finance.

Average Salaries for Accounting Jobs:
Accountant/Auditor: $69,830
Bookkeeper: $39,360

Population: 8,200,000
Unemployment rate (Nov. 09): 8.9%
High School Graduates: 79%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 32%
Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 39
Homeownership Rate: 34%

Apply for Entry-Level Accounting Jobs

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    over 4 years ago


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  • Belushi_max50


    over 5 years ago


    One cool thing about being an accountant is that a lot of times you can work for yourself. And after spending a few years in an office, I know that working from home doesn't suck.

  • Belushicollege


    over 5 years ago


    Thanks Steve and