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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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Our client is currently seeking a Web Coordinator/SharePoint Administrator. Web Coordinator with SharePoint experience. To work and finish Learning Central portal which sits on a SharePoint platform and currently in production. Working with Communications Specialist to work on the administrative content to complete the site. Would like this person to preferably have SharePoint 2013 experience, b...
Our client, a global media company, is looking to staff a Business Analyst to work on a large Workday implementation. Must haves include: TheWorkday Analyst for HR/Payroll and Finance is responsible for understanding anddocumenting the complete Workday HR/Payroll process. The Workday BusinessAnalyst will collect requirements, perform analysis, and communicateinformation appropriately to the Work...
Description Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of Accounts Payable, Payroll, General Ledger and Financial Reporting in accordance with Doctors Medical Center. The Assistant Controller shall have personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and an unwavering commitment to the mission; a proactive hands-on strategic thinker who will ...
Job Summary This role provides application-specific subject matter expertise to financial applications, including second-level application production support and testing support. This role also leverages this in-depth technical and business knowledge to lead and contribute to application enhancements during all development lifecycle phases. Provide test and production technical support to systems...
Description Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the accumulation of financial and statistical information in order to provide financial statements and proforma's for the facility. Close contract with other departments regarding original flow and accuracy of budget and financial statements. Ensure that the general ledgers for the hospital and affiliated ...
Description Under supervision, the Admitting Representative is responsible to register patients in an accurate, efficient and professional manner. To retrieve pertinent information and documentation essential to assure proper registration and billing process. To maintain the daily operations of all aspects of registration in accordance with the job duties. Interacts closely with the Financial Cou...
Our client is currently seeking a SR. DATA ANALYST. This is a direct hire, permanent position with a growing, dynamic company that is a leader in Business Intelligence solutions and Big Data. This role will have both technical and client-facing responsibilities. Duties and Responsibilities a Demonstrate passion for solving analytic problems involving big data sets using quantitative approaches t...
Responsibilities: The Technical Support Center is a team of dynamic IT professionals who specialize in providing business-critical technical support to over 8000 rental branch locations and our corporate offices. As a member of our team, you will deliver an exceptional customer experience while executing specific troubleshooting techniques. We have a uniquely designed support model that enables o...
Our client is currently seeking a Tech Ops Technician/Analyst - Lead/Manager to implement complex medium to large scale projects and has expertise in project mgmt. software/process. May beresponsible for operations during shift by setting priorities and assigning oradjusting workloads. Capable of complex independent problem solving.Demonstrates leadership. Designs/implements/communicates solutions...
My Client is looking for a Tier 2/3 Support Specialist with a strong background in customer service and troubleshooting. Provides responsive quality customer service and support at all times to both internal and external customers. Performs immediate analysis of customer problems and directs the implementation of corrective action to restore function and avoid recurrence. Functions as the custome...
Our client is currently seeking a Sr. IT Risk & Control Analyst. Interested applicants please send an updated resume to Samantha Hoppman - ***** and call 610-617-1468 - This job will have the following responsibilities: Help define, implement and support Barclaycard wide governance and programs for compliance with Corporate level standards and policies Interface/liaison between T...
Our client is currently seeking a System Analyst – Intranet. The System Analyst oversees the layout, visual look, and overall content of the intranet. She/he must understand the demographics and characteristics of a website's users and develop material that appeals to them. The System Analyst will partner with Content Managers to develop and edit intranet pages. This person will analyze and test ...
Looking for a Sr. IT Risk & Control Analyst who has the following experience: Interface/liaison between Technology and the various IT Risk, IRM, and Governance team CIGLS, SOX/RCA control work, Audit support, deciphering Group Policy/Standards and ensuring compliance IT Risk background required as well as good project management skills Produce relevant MI, reporting and scorecards to support t...
Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications. Involved in test planning, writing test cases/scripts, creating reusable test data, test case automation, and test execution. Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results and test status. Collects and analyzes data for software process ...
Job Summary Incumbent applies intermediate to senior level knowledge of Human Resource business processes, automated HR applications, and advanced knowledge of technical tools to implement new technology, enhance existing technology and troubleshoot complex application issues. The incumbent performs project management, requirements gathering, documentation, testing, data mapping, creating reports...
Our client is currently seeking a Senior QA Analyst. Education: BS or BA Yrs Experience: 5-10 Basic Job Function: This position has been created to ensure that Testing responsibilities are covered. The incumbent will report to the Lead QA Analyst and take on responsibilities for testing to include: test plan and script creation, test execution, defect reporting, results reporting. The incumben...
Job Summary Incumbent interacts with various stakeholders, including subject matter experts, executives, operational users, etc. and technical staff to analyze, elicit, and document requirements associated with defined system scope and objectives for technical solutions. Highest levels partner with previous audiences to establish project vision and drive scope, including determination of appropri...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Accountant This is a 12 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accoun...
Our client is currently seeking a Configuration Analyst. Third Shift Please direct all inquiries to ***** This job will have the following responsibilities: Provides support for provisioning and packaging non-production web/netcentric environments. Will include application and web server setup and configuration; monitoring environment availability; troubleshooting of environment re...
Our client is currently seeking a Data Analyst. Qualifications & Requirements: Qualifications – Internal/External •SQL knowledge and experience required •Data analysis experience including mining and reporting •Data warehousing experience preferred •1 – 3 years testing experience Preferred •Strong Excel, SAS or Access skills •Quality Center (QC) or Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ex...

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