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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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Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. T...
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
Job Description Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, an...
Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, res...
Hi, This is Sri with VFSS. We are looking for Contract Book Keeper / Accountant for our firm. Please email resumes to *****. Location: Rockville , MD Duration: contract (3-6 months) Hours per week : 40 hours We are a rapidly growing IT services firm with a history of success. The ideal Accountant must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills in a...
RiverStone is a global insurance industry leader specializing in the acquisition and management of insurance portfolios. With highly skilled insurance specialists employed in the US and Europe, RiverStone has amassed unrivaled industry and regulatory experience, and is the recognized market leader in the resolution of complex insurance claims arising from APH (asbestos, environmental, and mass to...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78249
Dynamic and growing company in San Antonio is seeking a Staff Accountant with an expertise in Accounts Receivable. This candidate will possess excellent general ledger and reconciliation skills, as well as, strong time management and organizational abilities. Other job duties include: · Assisting with month-end close and financial statement preparation. · Reconciling all company bank statements...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Processing and Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for aProduction Managerto manage manufacturing and maintenance operations of our Soy Protein Processing Facility. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, have the ability to multi-task and problem solve. You will: Ensure work practices and procedures ar...
Posting Date: 09-13-2014 Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496 County: Palm Beach Job Id: 1133174 Responsibilities: The Consultant, Lead Finance for FP&A in Management Information System finance is responsible for helping to manage all aspects of financial planning and analysis related to Information Technology for OPEX, CAPEX and G&A, including Annual Operating Plan, stra...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Processing & Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for aQuality Assurance & Food Safety Managerto join our growing team. You will manage, develop and administer the Food Safety policies, GMP and HACCP programs for the facility to ensure regulatory and industry compliance. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and writ...
CHShas an exciting opportunity. We are looking for aManager of Rail Servicesin our Grain Marketing division. You must be organized, detailed oriented and able to multi-task in a fast paced high-volume environment while supervising people and prioritizing tasks. You will be serving both internal and external customers. You must have excellent customer service skills, as well as very effective commu...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our wholesale Crop Nutrients group. We are looking for an energetic self-starter to become our newAccount Managerin the Heartland Region. You will establish CHS as the preferred supplier within the states of Missouri and Kansas. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be customer focused with the ability to build long-lasting bus...
Summary Responsible for various cost accounting functions such as interfacing with various divisions, departments and the production floor in order to analyze and report various aspects of plant performance Responsibilities: Maintaining Cost Accounting System Update product cost in SAP system as requires Assist Cost Accounting Manager in analyzing: Monthly production variances Manufacturing...
POSITION PURPOSE Primary responsibility is the joint execution of the Unified Revenue Organization’s (URO) Service Management Framework (SMF) with URO leadership and revenue management leadership in multiple Regional Health Ministries. Functions as liaison between operating regions, RHMs, and all functional areas comprising URO central operations (Proactively interacts with URO Senior Leadership,...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Support underwriters and agents in accessing the breadth of our products and markets • Bind risk, post the invoice and process technical data into ConceptOne as well as other on-line formats. • Screen renewal applications, perform some of the underwriting and prepare the quotes for underwriter approval • Maintain producer files including distribution of marketing brochures a...
Job Description Are you interested in boosting your career in a lucrative industry that provides opportunity for growth, success, and stability? HUB International Limited offers challenging career opportunities, promotes employee growth, supports continuing education, and offers competitive salaries. We provide a strong career track for those wishing to gain a stimulating position and interested ...
Due to departmental and company growth, Norgren Inc., currently has a Compensation Analyst position open in our Americas headquarters in Littleton, CO. We are looking for someone with 3 to 5 years of compensation experience, This position offers you the opportunity and working with, international compensation issues, (US, CA, MX, BZ), and having you work , one on one, with line managers and execu...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
PremiumAudit.com is looking for a professional, hard-working individual with payroll, bookkeeping and/or accounting experience. If you find rapid change exhilarating, and if you have the desire to succeed, this job is for you! Incentive Program – Paid Travel and Mileage – Work from Home Auditors in training will earn $35,000 to $40,000 annually. Senior Auditors will be paid a salary of $45,000 t...

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