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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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Provides a variety of activities to support the processing of transactions and payments on loan accounts. Performs a variety of loan operations activities in accordance with department policies and procedures. Provides prompt and courteous service to clients and internal staff Roles and Responsibilities: Flexibility in hours required to cover client service requirements for West Coast banking of...
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...
Double Diamond Companies, a national developer of premier golf, resort and primary residential communities is seeking an experienced Collector. The ideal candidate will have 1 - 2 years Collection experience, be a team player and have the ability to work a flexible schedule. Duties include speaking with property owners regarding payments. If you want to work with a terrific Team for a growing com...
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Duties: •Data entry •Answer customer questions regarding invoices and account inquiries •Research customer concerns/disputes and provide backup documentation •Process credit card payments •Process invoices for approval •Accounts Receivable and Payable duties •Perform other administrative duties as needed Qualifications: •3-5 years of office experience •Exce...
Our client, a furniture products manufacturer located in Lexington, NC, has an opening for an Controller to move to CFO with strong financial experience. An extraordinary opportunity for person with financial experience to develop financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans, managing profitability and directing design...
TempForce, a premiere and locally owned staffing service in the Twin Cities, is seeking Title Curative Associates for a Minnetonka organization. The Title Curative Associate reviews documentation to clear title and heavily communicate with client, borrower, and internal staff to facilitate all title curative issues in a timely manner. Responsible for the coordination of all aspects involved with m...
Play a vital role in the customer banking experience at Chase! As part of JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, Chase has over 5,600 locations where our bankers build relationships with customers by providing them with products and services to meet their ever-changing needs. The Relationship Banker is a branch based customer facing position whose primary goal is to acquire, re...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
Greetings, We are currently looking for Sr. Risk & Compliance Analyst to support one of our clients with the following skills: Title; Sr. Risk & Compliance Analyst Duration: 4+ Months Location: Los Altos, CA Start Date : Next week Rate: DOE Position Summary: In the role of a Senior Risk and Compliance Analyst at our client, you will be supporting the compliance team, specifically in the ar...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
Company Confidential Rockville, MD, 20852
Immediate opening for a full-time, experienced Accounting Manager / Controller to oversee all aspects of the financial administration of a fast-paced property and investment management firm in Rockville, MD. This position will report to the CFO and work closely with the company’s owners. Prior commercial real estate experience is helpful, but not required. General duties include, but are not limi...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for supporting the preparation of AT&T federal and state income taxes. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Prepare and complete tax returns and reports related to federal, state, local, property, sales and other tax returns. Responsible for meeting all required federal, state, local, property and other tax filing deadlines. Conducts and documents simple to moderately comp...
POSITION OVERVIEW: Position reports into the Director of Planning & Strategy. The Lead Strategy Analyst is responsible for developing and evaluating Crickets key strategic growth priorities, analyzing market activity to understand the impacts to the business, and helping to answer the organizations most pressing strategic questions. KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Scan and evaluate the wireless...
Sr Analyst, Financial Job Overview The sr analyst, financial, is responsible for providing standard financial and management reporting, budgeting, forecasting and ad-hoc financial analyses support to the business for the purpose of maximizing the benefit of resources deployed in meeting the company’s overall strategic plan. This position will analyze financials to determine root cause relationsh...
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 ...
The Sr. Financial Analyst ? Trauma & Extremities role is a key member of the Trauma & Extremities finance team, providing direct support to the Sr. Director of Finance, as well as 3 VPs. This position reports directly to the Sr. Director of Finance, and offers direct exposure to our executive team (both commercial and finance teams). This position will be responsible for the following: 1. Provide...
General Description: The individual will assist the Controller with the day-to-day operations of the accounting and finance functions within the Finance department including supervising Accounting staff and performing certain functions relating to general ledger accounting, investments, loans, swaps, debt, and financial reporting. Duties and Responsibilities: · Assist the Controller with the day...
Accounting Associate Ricart Automotive, Inc. is seeking an Associate in the Accounting Department. Qualified candidates must possess effective communication skills, an accounting background through education or experience, & a pleasant personality. The candidate must also have strong knowledge/experience with MS Excel. Auto dealership experience a plus, but not required. Pre-employment drug testin...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
Corporate Controller - CPA This is an exciting time in a large, growing Company that shows you can have challenge and a career path while also working in a tem atmosphere with work life balance!! Company has consistently been named Inc. magazine's fasted growing businesses as well as also being named one of the best places to work. It is a good size company with an entrepreneur spirit. Offers c...

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