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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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Junior Staff Accountant Wanted We are seeking recent college graduates who are looking for experience in a high-volume accounting department. Responsibilities will include invoice preparation and generation, assisting in check runs, and basic general ledger. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of a growing organization. Responsibilities: - Management of invoice generation - En...
JOB TITLE: Purchasing and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is seeking a qualified candidate to support the affiliate in efficient and cost effective procurement of services and equipment. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has been an active affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International for more than 20 years. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled c...
INTERNAL AUDITOR – Compensation up to $80/K along with profit sharing!!! Large Multi-national / publicly traded Consumer Goods/Retail organization in Boston seeking Internal Auditor to join their staff. This organization is growing rapidly, and continuing to grow the internal audit function. The Ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years of Big 4 Audit experience and a CPA. Candidate needs to be coming...
Responsibilities Process AP invoices for selected vendors - full cycle from input to payment Work with Project Manager and Supervisors for review and approval of invoices Work with remote offices for review and approval of invoices Set up vendor in AP system, including obtaining W-9 and credit application Qualifications A minimum of two years of accounts payable experience required General account...
A mid-size manufacturing/distribution company in Santa Fe Springs is seeking a Controller. The company is profitable and is well positioned for future growth. Currently at $45M in annual revenue, the company was recently acquired by a publicly traded company. Financial reporting requirements have increased with the recent change in ownership and they are looking for someone to fill the role of Con...
Accounting Manager – Up to $100K + Bonus Our stable and industry leading client is seeking an Accounting Manager to join their corporate accounting function to play an integral part in the financial accounting and reporting of their operating results. The Accounting Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: · Manage financial reporting and analysis for the domestic operat...
A Security Officer with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel?s continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything....
An Accounts Payable Clerk with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for paying all hotel bills in the hotel continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an...
The Accountant will be responsible for cash accounting functions associated with multiple business units, banks and credit card receivable. What will I be doing? The Accountant will be responsible for the functions related to daily reconciliation of all credit card receivable with settlement and bank accounts. Daily reconciliation of bank accounts with general ledger accounts. Assist the Manager i...
Parker+Lynch has a Accounting Manager job opportunity in North Houston, TX. This client prefers individuals with manufacturing industry experience. The role will be responsible for managing and overseeing all cost accounting tasks. This role requires candidates with 5+ years’ experience. A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field required, MBA or CPA preferred. This role...
Accounts Receivable Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're look...
Accounts Receivable Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're look...
Accounts Receivable Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're look...
An established real estate and land developer in Scottsdale is looking for a strong Controller to join their savvy team. This role will have two direct reports and will be responsible for the accounting of a high-volume, multiple-entity company. This role will review the approximately 40 packages that go out every quarter and will also handle year-end reconciliations, journal entries, and investor...
Sr. Credit Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for t...
Sr. Credit Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for t...
Sr. Credit Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for t...
Accounts Payable Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking...
Accounts Payable Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking...
Accounts Payable Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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