Tax Accounting Programs in New Hampshire
In a 2013 article, Forbes.com listed tax accountant as second on the list of Top Jobs of the Year. Nationwide, the unemployment rate for accountants in general is just 4.1 percent. All of this is very good news for New Hampshire residence considering a career as a tax auditor.
New Hampshire state law requires tax auditors and other accounting professionals to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and possess a minimum of a bachelor degree. The degree must include at least 120 hours of college-level coursework, including 12 semester hours of accounting and 12 semester hours of other business courses. There is an initial $220 application fee to take the exam as well as a separate fee assessed for the audit, financial, regulation and business portions. The total exam fee as of late 2013 is $943.20.
In May 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a State Occupational Employment and Wages estimate for all 50 states. The report indicates that tax auditors in New Hampshire earned a median annual salary of $66,970 in 2012. The BLS arrived at this figure by looking at the salaries of the 4,090 people who are employed as tax auditors in New Hampshire.
There were 442 postings for tax auditors in New Hampshire posted on the website Bright.com in September 2013. Almost 20 percent of the openings were in the city of Manchester. Some of New Hampshire's most prominent employers for tax auditing positions include:
- Liberty Mutual
- Fair Point Communications
- KForce Finance and Accounting
- MRI Network
- City of Allenstown