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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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My client company is looking for a bright, energetic Tax Senior to assist in delivering top quality service to its clientele. As a Tax Senior, you will manage client assignments, be responsible for all areas of tax, some quick books and GL entries, and client interaction in a corporate environment. This dynamic mid-sized firm offers a very strong tenure history, extraordinary work/life culture, wi...
More Details on The Position Job Summary Senior Quality Manager, Billing oversees and manages the execution of monthly Billing Quality. Engages and communicates progress, manages expectations of a large varied group of key stakeholders and ensures mitigation plans are implemented and adopted. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perf...
Due to progressive growth, this forward thinking CPA and consulting firm has asked me to assist them in finding their next top notch Tax Manager to join their team. Qualified candidates should be looking to join a continually growing firm and work in a fast-paced, energetic environment with talented professionals. You must have an unquestioned commitment to integrity in both personal and professio...
AXA Advisors is a leader in helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals through financial strategies, investment services and risk management. We have more than 50 branches across the country employing approximately 6,000 financial professionals. AXA Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and merit-based. We’re looking for...
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Fast paced office in Sarasota is hiring a Staff Account. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the overall financial accounting and reporting functions of various related companies. The Staff Accountant will perform timely and accurate general ledger accounting duties, analyses and reconciliations of account activity, and internal financial reporting activities for financial transactions of...
I am seeking a hands on, results-oriented Tax Manager to oversee a team of highly motivated staff and senior accountants. This well established firm that offers a wonderful culture, work/ life balance, generous compensation and benefit package with unlimited room for growth. If you have ever thought about making a career change, now is the time to join a firm that will offer you professional growt...
Due to progressive growth, this forward thinking CPA and consulting firm has asked me to assist them in finding their next top notch Tax Manager to join their team. Qualified candidates should be looking to join a continually growing firm and work in a fast-paced, energetic environment with talented professionals. You must have an unquestioned commitment to integrity in both personal and professio...
A top CPA firm is adding a Tax Senior to it's team. The firm offers flexible schedules, top compensation and benefits packages, as well as a business casual work environment. They actively and resolutely promote work/life balance as well as professional career development and advancement. We are looking for someone who is able to accurately complete returns while successfully meeting metrics to in...
ABOUT US: Competent Systems, Inc. is a leading IT enabler headquartered in Atlanta providing a broad range of Information Technology (IT) solutions for corporations, business and individuals across the country. We are looking for aggressive HR Executive and Accounting personnel’s for our office located in Alpharetta Georgia. Competent Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebra...
Our client , a leading national CPA firm seeks Tax Senior for their NYC office. Will be involved in tax compliance for diverse clientele.S corp, C corp and partnership entities. This firm offers an exceptional work environment,unlimited growth potential,and comprehensive , competitive compensation packages. 3-6 years of solid, diverse public accounting tax experience with exposure to SCORP, CCORP...
Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their lives and their income. Baltimore Life’s most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant managers. A career in Insurance Sales has offered these individuals indepen...
Commercial Insurance Underwriter Insurance Finance / Accounting - Policy Underwriting Full-time United States – Austin, Texas The Compensation $62k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Job Summary: Responsible for profitable gr...
Position Summary Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research Administration, provides administrative and financial management for the Division of Pulmonary’s basic and translational research programs and educational programs. The Division will receive $3.25 million in annual research funding in the current fiscal year and is expected to grow. Position Activities * Pre-Award: · Assists with adm...
Commercial Insurance Underwriter Insurance Finance / Accounting - Policy Underwriting Full-time United States – Austin, Texas The Compensation $62k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Job Summary: Responsible for profitable gr...
Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their lives and their income. Baltimore Life’s most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant managers. A career in Insurance Sales has offered these individuals indepen...
Competent System’s is one of the fast growing companies in Metro Atlanta employing multinational professionals with various visa categories. Competent System serves fortune companies across the nation. Competent Systems is looking to hire smart and dynamic Immigration Attorney for its location in Alpharetta, GA. Please submit resume with contact information, availability and salary/rate. Title: Ac...
Our client in Waltham, MA is a healthcare company with a long term temporary opening for a Human Resources Generalist. The consultant will develop and execute culture & performance (C&P) and human resources (HR) practices to support and improve the daily operations of a division or specialty group within the company. The consultant works in partnership with the Centers of Excellence to provide a h...
Major New York City financial services firm seeks a Senior Quantitative Analyst/Modeler with Credit Derivatives experience. Qualifications: * Masters in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, etc. PhD degree is a major plus. * 3-5+ years of relevant credit derivatives experience. * Solid understanding of credit derivatives (CDOs, CDS, etc.). * Applied statistics, econometric modeling...
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION? The Senior Tax Analyst will provide tax services and guidance on investment matters, including tax accounting, audit support and planning to our business partners and to support The Hartford’s compliance with various regulatory tax functions. Investment Tax Manage the tax accounting for the Hartford’s Partnership Investment Portfolio Calculate Partner...
Staff Accountant Innovative cloud based technology company is growing and has an opening for a Staff Accountant. This position is made for a career minded accounting person as it is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow with the company! The Staff Accountant reports to Accounting Manager and is responsible for assisting with the completion of the month end close, maintaining d...
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