According to a recent report by Robert Half, salaries for entry-level finance and accounting positions will increase in 2012! The report said that accounting firms and companies will be hiring financial analysts, auditors, controllers, and tax accountants, among others, and they will be receiving a 3.5% salary increase on average. Companies are making sure that they are functioning as efficiently as possible, and they need analysts and accountants to help them get there.
An entry-level tax accountant position at a large company should anticipate a 4% salary increase over their 2011 salaries. In 2011, starting salaries ranged between $48,500 and $64,250; while in 2012, they will range from $50,000 to $67,250. Senior compliance analysts and assistant controllers are also likely to receive salaries 4% higher than in 2012. So if you haven’t begun your job search yet for next year, it may be time to start the process!