Sometimes, the grass really is greener elsewhere. LedgerLink, a social and career community for accounting professionals, recently conducted extensive surveys and analysis to determine the very best American cities for accountants, including a calculation of average salaries. They took into account the competitiveness of the accountant market, the availability of accounting jobs, and even lifestyle elements like average commuting time. If you're thinking about relocating, or wondering where to look after college for accounting opportunities, let this be your "greener grass" guide.
1. New York City, New York
This may not come as a big surprise, given New York City is the finance capital of America. Here accountants will find a nice mix of big firms and small start-ups, along with more independent accounting opportunities than anywhere else in the country. Cost of living may be a bit high, but you'll be living in one of the greatest cities in the entire world.