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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client with an immediate need for a Staff Accountant in Smithfield, RI. This is a potential permanent position for the right candidate! This candidate must be a motivated self-starter with a positive attitude. Day to day duties: Document daily activity and verify A/R subsidiary activity; Includes intercompany cash activity in several currencies Prepare and publis...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: The Financial Consultant in Oakland, CA will support the long range planning effort and potentially perform financial modeling for business development purposes. Daily responsibilities: Downloading data from Cognos to Excel Analyzing regional planning submissions Scenario modeling Developing PowerPoint slides to explain data to senior management Problem solving with region...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client located in Bridgewater, NJ is currently seeking candidates with true project management experience for an actuarial / risk opportunity. These Actuarial/Risk candidates should be people who are not only project participants and lead parts of the project, but manage projects from the beginning to the end including: preparing project charters, scope documents, project p...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in Mclean, Virginia (VA) seeking an AP Associate to assist with invoice processing and monthly accruals. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. REQUIREMENTS: Degree required AP experience Accountant experience Knowledge and experience with GL Excel needed (pivot tables and v-lookups)...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client that is located in Reston, Virginia (VA) who is seeking a Senior Hyperion Accounting Consultant to assist with a large scale project. REQUIREMENTS: Strong Hyperion (HFM) experience required Eight to ten years of Accounting/Finance experience SEC Reporting experience FP&A experience...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Cost Accountant to join their team in Carmel, IN. This position will focus on internal financial management reporting and analysis. Duties: Collect, process, reconcile, report and model cost accounting financial data and participate in special projects and in the preparation of financial and management reports for use by senior and operational lev...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Eligibility Associate in Morgantown, West Virginia (WV). Position Summary: The primary goal of this position is to effectively transition patients' information, received via fax and/or client partner download, into the client database program and prepare necessary files to expedite the process of getting patients started on client product. This en...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Internal Auditor in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Essential Functions: Conduct audit projects and special assignments Evaluate the adequacy of internal control and processes Compile audit findings and recommend revisions Communicate audit findings in audit reports Manage follow-up on open audit issues, and facilitate agreement Lead or su...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Corporate Staff Accountant in Waltham, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Prepare audit schedules and footnote schedules Assist with preparation of monthly financial statements, reports, and supporting schedules Perform projects, ad hoc analysis and other tasks as may be required Perform day-to-day accounting including but not limited to: General...
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