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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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Senior Accountant Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center a Duke LifePoint Hospital is currently recruiting for a Senior Accountant for our Financial Operations Department. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance and a minimum of three years experience in general accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Preferred candidates will have a MBA or Ma...
MUNI BOND BROKER TRAINEE Earn $250k annually. Train with million $ brokers. Service High-Net-Worth Investors. Series 7 a plus Salary + Commission + Benefits. Boca Raton Email resume: ***** keywords: financial sales trainee municipal bonds Product sales trader stucturer risk manager financial planner marketing wealth management...
H&R Block, McPherson, Ks now hiring full or part-time experienced tax professional, client service professionals and call center professional. Email your resume to ***** or call 620-241-5822...
Professional Collections Clerk! 2 yrs. Recent Call Center Experience A Must ! Obtainable Bonus Structure! Great, obtainable, bonus potential in the first 2 months If you are a recent college graduate and interested in a collections position.... If you have call center experience and a stable work history.... If you possess the below qualities... proper grammar, ability to be legally licensed...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Performs routine analysis in support of various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, and forecasting. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases an...
This position is located in our IA, Coralville facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadshe...
Manufacturing Cost Accountant Behrens Manufacturing LLC, a premiere metal fabricator, is seeking an organized and detail oriented Cost Accountant/Cost Analyst who will be responsible for the following: *Planning, studying, and collection of data to determine costs of business activity to be incorporated in standard costs *Maintaining Cost Accounting System *Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and...
Account Manager - Part Time St. Marys High School in Lancaster, WNYs largest Catholic co-ed high school, seeks candidates for a part time Accounting Manager. Strong working knowledge of Quickbooks, computerized payroll, and HR systems is a must. Position reports to the president of the school. This is a 12-month position, 20-25 hours per week. Compensation based on experience. Please submit cover...
Description: Position Description: We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) We are seeking a Customer Banking Coordinator to jo...
Billing Specialist Geauga County Mental Health Center seeks a full time billing specialist for all aspects of client billing. Major responsibilities include data entry of various department billing, posting of accounts, insurance follow-up and corrections to all billing. Assistance with collection of past due client accounts and other duties is required. We offer a competitive pay and benefits p...
Description: Position Description: Working in Operations at UnitedHealth Group is one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Senior Enrollment Quality Analsyt handles information ab...
Join our banking client’s High Risk Business Unit to focus on daily activities around AML/BSA compliance – let’s talk! Title BSA/AML Compliance Consultant Situation Our client, Senior Vice President, BSA/AML Operations Officer, has an immediate need for a BSA/AML compliance consultant. Due to a recent departure on his team and a backlog of transaction reviews and investigations, the client req...
ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST In need of a well-rounded responsible individual with 1-2 years exp. within Accounting, especially collections. Excellent customer service skills and background with exp. in legal and/or high volume office with constant change is necessary. Daily monitoring of reports, must be organized and attentive to detail. Benefits package offered. Send resume with wage requirements to ...
Responsible for implementation and management of strategic underwriting decisions and related processes for all lines of business Accountable for the development and review of sound underwriting standards, the management of underwriting processes and ensures underwriting execution PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Implements and participates in the development of both long and short-term unde...
Chemplex SOLVAY GROUP Chemplex Solvay Group, a distributor of industrial chemicals to oil field service companies, NOW HIRING INVENTORY ACCOUNTANT 1. Oversee slow moving inventory reporting and reserve analysis 2. Support periodic company- wide physical and cycle count programs, develop reporting and analysis of the results 3. Prepare and distribute as appropriate and recurring or ad-hoc in...
CAFE MANAGER/BARISTA EYE ROCK CAFÉ at AIO is currently recruiting an experienced café manager/barista in our West Mifflin office. FT, M-F 6:30am-2:30pm. Excellent customer service and dependability a must. Must be Serv Safe certified. Qualified candidates should forward a resume to ***** or fax 412-650-8431. For more details on our company, visit our website at www.AIOvision.c...
This position is located in our VA, Hampton facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Sam Houston facility Job Responsibilities Participate in the development of reporting requirements for the preparation, collection, justification, and submission of programming and budgetary data. Assist in other Budget functions, such as account managing, track obligations and commitments against any fund type. Resolve unliquidated obligations, unmatched tr...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets...
This position is located in our MA, Needham facility Support Accounting Manager in all aspects related to the General Ledger. Learn all tasks performed within the department and develop the ability to act as an alternate in each position. Assist in the month end closing process including Hyperion Corporate mapping and reporting. Provide adequate and timely responses to all audits, DCAA, E & Y,...

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