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Jumpstart Your Career:
Accounting Employment Resources

Compiled by Prof. Elizabeth Mezick
emezick@liu.edu, 516-299-2985
July 2006

Center for Business Research

During your employment search we invite you to use the Library's extensive business collection. Our business librarians can help you locate and use the resources you need to jumpstart your accounting career.

The resources discussed here are only a small sampling of the accounting specific, and general business, print and electronic resources at your disposal in the CBR.

Employment Directories

Hunt-Scanlon's Select Guide to Human Resource Executives. [HF 5549.2 .U5 H86] Identify key human resource and personnel executives at leading public and private companies.

Career Guide: Dun's Employment Opportunities Directory. [HF 5382.5 .U5 .D86] Find accounting opportunities by state using the index "Disciplines Hired Geographically."

Accounting Firm Directories

Career Opportunities Handbook. [http://www.nysscpa.org/coh/list.cfm] New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Guide to small and medium sized firms in metropolitan New York.

Emerson's Directory of Leading U.S. Accounting Firms. [HF 5616 .U5 .E47] In-depth information on the largest accounting firms in the United States.

Guides to Accounting Firms

Emerson's Big Five Annual Report. [HF 5616 .U5 .E462x] Analysis of the largest accounting firms focusing on staff opportunities, profitability, and other performance factors.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals. [HF 5627 .M33] Step-by-step guide to creating a professionally designed resume for prospective and practicing accountants and financial professionals.

Cover Letters. National Business Employment Weekly Premier Guides Series. [HF 5383 .B434] Practical tips and techniques for developing effective letters that grab a potential employer's attention.

Resumes. National Business Employment Weekly Premier Guide Series. [HF 5383 .B435] Techniques for writing focused resumes for a competitive edge in the job market. Covers specialized resume categories, including first-time job seekers and seasoned professionals.

Salary Guides

American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries. [HD 8038 .U5 .A68] Includes comprehensive job descriptions, salaries, and future prospects for careers in financial, industrial, internal, and public accountancy.


Electronic periodical indexes, such as Accounting and Tax Periodicals and Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, can be used to keep up with current events and trends within the accounting profession, as well as to locate recent news on individual companies. Many offer the convenience of full-text coverage.

Let Career Services Assist You With Your Job Search

Contact Career Services at 299-2251 early in September to participate in the On-Campus Recruitment & Career Fairs and take advantage of the Resume Referral Service for Accounting Majors.

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