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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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Description Bachelors degree required Reporting to the Associate Director/Assistant Controller. Prepares financial statements, tax returns and journal entries, and performs related complex accounting procedures. Serves as a resource person for other department staff and assumes responsibility for accounting leadership in the absence of their designated supervisor. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: ...
Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 65,000 people employed by UHS’ subsidiaries, UHS’ business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthc...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Sr. Treasury Mgmt Analyst in San Antonio, Texas (TX). Job Role: This role provides liquidity and cash flow management services to the company's lines of business and the centralized finance function of the company's Capital Corporation (CAPCO): Ensures that the daily liquidity needs of the assigned line of business are met, and that the appropriate leve...
DescriptionThe Accountant III prepares financial statements, payroll tax returns and journal entries, and performs related complex accounting procedures. Serves as a resource person for other department staff and assumes responsibility for accounting leadership in the absence of their designated supervisor. Qualifications EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in finance or accounting r...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in the DC Area is is seeking a GL Staff Accountant. The chosen candidate will be responsible for timely recording of General Ledger standard processes. Duties: Balance sheet and income statement reporting Journal entries Reconciliations Intercompany accounting Fixed asset reporting Month and quarter-end close Interact with internal customers Headcount reporti...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Concord, NH public accounting firm is seeking an experienced, ambitious, career-minded Senior Accountant to join our team of committed professionals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparation of entity and individual tax returns, tax planning and advisory services, and preparation of financial statements. REQUIREMENTS: If you are a CPA with 3-5 years of e...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Boxborough, Massachusetts (MA) has a long term temporary opening for an Accounts Payable Coordinator. In this role, the consultant will work alongside 4 full time A/P Coordinators and 1 A/P contractor. This consultant will be responsible for managing 842 accounts and being the main point of contact for the vendors. Additional duties include, ensuring work is equall...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Accounts Payable Supervisor to join their team in Washington, DC. Duties: Lead the accounts payable team to reach processing objectives while ensuring adherence to internal controls and with a strong focus on customer service Review and post accounts payable transactions ensuring: appropriate authorizations and coding; adequate supporting docume...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in downtown Boston, MA has an immediate opening for a Staff Accountant. Responsibilities: Own revenue recognition process: review contracts, approve sales orders, issue invoices, Automated Clearing House (ACH) customers and apply payments Monitor Account Receivables (AR) balance and follow up payments from clients Monitor our inventories balance and liaise with our...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Financial Service Compliance Analyst in San Antonio, Texas (TX). Job Description: Provide compliance support Coordinate compliance processes and procedures Assist in providing guidance to senior management in regards to compliance policies, practices and internal controls Prepare, maintain and update internal databases and reports Assist in th...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in downtown Boston, Massachusetts (MA) is looking for a temporary Staff Accountant for a period of one month. In this role, the consultant will assist with accounts receivable processing and all month end close duties. Responsibilities include: journal entries, reconciliations, and accruals. All accounting entries will be done in Great Plains. REQUIREMENTS: 6+ years...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a TPU Performance Manager Americas for our Polyurethanes Finance Division located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Actively contribute to the development, implementation and mo...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Senior Tax Analyst for a permanent position for our client in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Work with outsourced tax filing/preparation partners on state and local income tax filings Prepare support for Federal, Foreign, State and Local filings (apportionment information and trial balance analysis) Provide calculations and data for specific credits and deduction...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Financial Analyst to join their finance group in Overland Park, KS. Responsibilities: Establishes regular monthly, quarterly and annual financial results and ensure that they are analyzed, commented and reported according to the instructions received from financial management Prepares independent ad-hoc financial estimates, budgets, analysis and ...
Hartgrove Hospital is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field....
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply CPA, Tax Auditor Stuart, FL; Port St Lucie, FL Unspecified Apply Apply CPA, Tax Auditor Stuart, FL; Port St Lucie, FL Unspecified Apply Job Details CPA Auditor needed for one of Bowman's Best! We are entrepreneurial, growing very rapidly, and pride ourselves on building lasting relationships wi...
Position Summary: Assists in the monthly consolidation of all Parker divisions and subsidiary financial statements, including currency translation, in accordance with Company policies and generally accepted accounting principles. Assists in the preparation of monthly reports to management. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: __ Has Direct Reports _X_ Does Not Have Direct Reports Reports to the ...
SUMMARY Leads a major organizational administrative unit to accomplish program objectives through the coordinated efforts of multiple teams within the unit. Establishes and implements tactical and operational strategy to achieve division objectives. Typically a mid-management level at a large division, or a staff level at a medium to smaller size division, based on sales volume, number of ...
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Responsible for charge data entry, payment posting 2. Assist EOB comment as needed 3. Backup for billing of primary, secondary, and tertiary insurance claims 4. Assist with assuring all contractual adjustments are correct for primary claim submissions 5. Assist with private pay collection calls 6. Assist with collections of aged accounts as requested ...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly gr...

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