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Accounting Industry Overview

While about 100,000 firms with combined annual revenues of approximately $120 billion make up the accounting services industry, employment in accounting typically involves working for just one of three sizes of employers:

  • The Big Four accounting firms -- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Ernst & Young -- that together offer about 650,000 accounting jobs and bill over $100 billion annually
  • Midsize US accounting firms, including Grant Thornton, McGladrey & Pullen and BDO Seidman
  • Smaller accounting and auditing firms that primarily serve specialized industries and local businesses

The accounting services market is fragmented: The 50 largest accounting companies hold just less than 50 percent of the market, according to Hoovers.Other jobs in accounting can be found at large accounting-related companies such as payroll services provider Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and tax preparer H&R Block, Hoovers says.

Accounting Job Market

Accounting job opportunities are plentiful in the US and expected to stay that way. In 2010, there were more than 1.2 million US accounting and auditing workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Auditing and accounting employment is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations, the BLS reports. Nearly 191,000 new accounting jobs are expected to open up over that time period.

Small and midsize public accounting firms made big cutbacks during the recession, driving many people to shift their accounting careers into the corporate sector. Now that the economy is recovering, public accounting firms are looking to upgrade their staff, creating openings in higher-level accounting positions.

While public accounting hiring is picking up for positions at all levels, professionals at the senior-accountant level are particularly in demand, according to Robert Half International?s 2012 Salary Guide. Demand is also strong for tax professionals, especially those with international tax backgrounds. To bring recent accounting graduates into the profession, Big Four firms have stepped up their campus recruiting efforts. The hardest accounting jobs to fill include controllers, internal auditors, accountants, tax accountants, cost accountants, auditors and accounting operations personnel, according to the Robert Half report.

Accounting Salaries

Median annual accountant and auditor salaries were $62,850 in May 2011, according to the BLS. The middle half earned between $48,920 and $83,210. The top 10 percent earned nearly $110,000.

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At the Donegal Insurance Group, we trace our origins to the formation of the Donegal and Conoy Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Marietta, Pennsylvania on May 13, 1889. The company was originally formed by area farmers in order to protect themselves from the potentially devastating financial impact of a loss of their property by fire. Eventually the name of the company was changed to Donegal Mutual...
Company Confidential Rockland, MA, 02370
Performs various Accounting and Insurance tasks Responsible for daily bank reconciliation, Accounts Receivables, Permits/Licenses, meals and use tax filings, month end reconciliation as well as other accounting tasks. Responsible for overseeing the renewals of health, dental, workers compensation, package, homeowners and auto insurance. Assisting in year end health care reporting. Responsible f...
State Farm Insurance is looking to establish new agents in the following areas: San Francisco, CA State Farm® -The #1 Insurer of Cars and Homes in California and Nationally! Ranked 41st on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of top companies and one of the largest insurers in the United States, State Farm has been named one of America's Greatest Brands and been consistently recognized as a leader in the ...
State Farm Insurance is looking to establish new agents in the following areas: Billings, MT State Farm® -The #1 Insurer of Cars and Homes Nationally! Ranked 41st on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of top companies and one of the largest insurers in the United States, State Farm has been named one of America's Greatest Brands and been consistently recognized as a leader in the industry for its financ...
State Farm Insurance is looking to establish new agents in the following areas: San Jose, CA State Farm® -The #1 Insurer of Cars and Homes in California and Nationally! Ranked 41st on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of top companies and one of the largest insurers in the United States, State Farm has been named one of America's Greatest Brands and been consistently recognized as a leader in the indus...
State Farm Insurance is looking to establish new agents in the following areas: Boise, ID State Farm® -The #1 Insurer of Cars and Homes Nationally! Ranked 41st on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of top companies and one of the largest insurers in the United States, State Farm has been named one of America's Greatest Brands and been consistently recognized as a leader in the industry for its financial...
This position is located in Woodland, CA. Only local applicants within 80 miles of the Yolo County area will be considered. Agricultural company is looking for an Inventory Accountant with proven successful track record in heavy reconciliation. Under the management of the controller, this newly created position will be responsible for all inventory accounting functions. Responsibilities include:...
Mickey Mart Food Stores is a rapidly growing convenience store/QSR chain based in Milan, Ohio. We are locally owned and operated and take great pride in offering our customers best-in-class customer service with great prices and product selection. We are seeking a Corporate Controller to provide leadership and coordination of financial operations and to work closely with the CEO and COO. Position ...
Wholesome Harvest Baking a Division of Grupo Bimbo Career Opportunity—Pricing and Costing Analyst Entry-Level Temp-to-Perm Position Wholesome Harvest Baking, a division of Grupo Bimbo, is the largest North American supplier of frozen, par-baked breads, rolls and bagels to the retail and food service channels. In our mission to nourish, delight and serve our world, we have an immediate opening ...
Synopsis of Role: The Finance Consultant position is responsible for assisting team members in a variety of processes to include processing of Title IV, scholarships, and alternative loans as well as research and reconcile various financial aid disbursements. This position may also assist in processing military tuition assistance documentation and other forms of payment for tuition. Essential Fu...
About Us We are a rapidly growing organization whose culture is built on the concept of teamwork. We are a leading provider of document technology products and services. Our mission is to maximize organizational productivity by delivering effective automated business process and content management solutions that boost efficiency and profitability. Job Summary: This position is responsible for th...
Location: Minneapolis, MN Job Type: Direct Hours: Full Time Req’d Years of Experience: 2+ years Req’d Education: BS in Accounting, finance or related discipline, CPA preferred Travel: No Relocation: No Job Responsibilities Perform and coordinate the development, tracking, reporting and analysis of financial information including managerial reporting, financial reporting, budget creation an...
3-6 month Contract Qualified candidates will have previous Concur experience completing the following tasks: Enrolling employees Auditing expense reports Answering employee questions about how to use and navigate within Concur...
Rogers Group, Inc. is one of the largest privately held mining and construction firms in the U.S. We are headquartered in Nashville, TN with operations across eight states employing approximately 1,400 employees. With over 105 years of success in mining, asphalt production and highway construction, we are committed to operational success. We are currently seeking an individual for the INTERNAL AUD...
Narragansett Bay Insurance Company is a well capitalized underwriter of superior homeowners insurance products and services writing in four states. Possessing a solid management team, NBIC is well positioned, has been recognized for their effective leveraging of technology to drive success, and is at an inflection point and poised to enter its next phase of evolution as an enterprise.The company o...
LBS, Inc. is seeking ambitious individuals to join its growing team of inventory auditors. Our focus is on the convenience store industry. The open positions involve physically counting ALL store merchandise using an ICAL/10-Key machine. In addition to performing physical counts, LBS auditors may also perform fuel reconciliation, bank deposit verification, and other operational and financial proce...
LBS, Inc. is seeking ambitious individuals to join its growing team of inventory auditors. Our focus is on the convenience store industry. The open positions involve physically counting ALL store merchandise using an ICAL/10-Key machine. In addition to performing physical counts, LBS auditors may also perform fuel reconciliation, bank deposit verification, and other operational and financial proce...
Washington National Insurance Company's largest American marketing partner, PMA USA, is looking for the right individuals who have the desire to earn a good living, work a flexible schedule and provide solutions for wealth preservation and creation to families and individuals. You can make a huge impact on your community and future by educating, advising and servicing clients to improve their qual...
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES * PART TIME * FULL TIME * HIRING NOW 2-6pm, or 2-10pm shifts with rotating weekends. Are you able to work with minimal supervision? Are you a people person with experience in medical billing, collections or insurance verifications? Bring your talents here and work with a great team, earn a good salary and have a potential to incentives towards your salary!! Meet with patients ...
Full-Time Senior Accountant – Financial Planning & Analysis, Memphis Headquarters Wunderlich Securities is a Memphis-based investment firm with over $10 billion in assets under management and is a member of FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation).Wunderlich is one of the fastest growing regional broker dealers in the country. We are c...

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