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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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Duties & Responsibilities Duties & Responsibilities Corporate Accounting has an immediate opening for an Senior Accountant, located in North Reading, Ma. The Intercompany Accountant will be responsible for tracking and understanding of intercompany transactions and transfer prices between Teradyne's subsidiaries. Responsibilities will include: General Ledger entries for allocation of inventory...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Plant Management with financial information to assist in management of operational results. Develop and monitor the required financial systems, policies, procedures, and reports to provide a f...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary The primary purpose of this position is to manage and lead the financial accounting group that supports the company’s Lamb Weston business segment. Responsibilities include balance sheet analysis and r...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Description The primary purpose of this position is to provide an accurate statement of inventory position in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to minimize potential exposure to f...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implement...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Performs routine analysis in support of various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, and forecasting. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases an...
This position is located in our IA, Coralville facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadshe...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
Description At Conifer Health Solutions, we offer the strength and stability of Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company, with the ingenuity and energy of a healthcare independent. We are a healthcare solutions company born from the healthcare industry. We take care of hospital business, so hospitals can focus on caring for patients. Ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to a company that giv...
We are a cutting-edge robotics engineering company that was acquired by Google earlier this year. Our team is looking for a sharp Financial Administrator who will handle an array of organizational and accounting tasks. You will help us keep our financial system in order as we develop the next generation of amazing robots. This is an exciting opportunity to get your foot in the door with one of the...
Our client located in Bethesda, MD is seeking and Accounts Receivable Specialist on a temporary basis. Candidate with handle invoicing, payment processing, customers account questions, and collections follow up. Requirements 2+ years recent accounts receivable experience Excellent customer service skills Excellent communication skills SAP experience a plus...
Prominent Company in the DMV is looking for a Payroll Accountant. They are looking for a person who would enjoy a stand alone position. This company is a relatively medium size company with 200 employees. A lot of the employees at this company have had long tenure. This company was voted a top place to work in 2014 by The Washington Post. This is a confidential search for this company so we cannot...
Talascend is currently seeking a Senior Accountant for a contract opportunity located in Nashville, Tennessee. OVERVIEW: Position is needed for Oracle EBS Finance Team to support the Oracle Accelerated Deployments. Needs to have an accounting focus preferably with Oracle R12 experience. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties and responsibilities will be focused primarily toward project related activ...
Conduct financial planning and liquidity analysis - Provide support in development and update of 5-year Strategic Planning (the “Model”) - Provide support in reviewing the consolidated regional monthly forecast / annual Business Plan and maintain the liquidity forecast and the 5-year plan Model - Provide support in developing long term Capital Planning - Provide calculation and analysis of Fin...
Description: UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Work with and mentoring a team of healthcar...
Description: Our finance professionals at UnitedHealth Group are engaged in the important work of making health care more affordable, simpler and easier for people to access. Now, more than ever we need finance and accounting professionals like you with the financial skills and discipline to help us achieve this goal. As a Senior Financial Analyst you'll impact millions of lives. You will collabo...
Revenue Accountant Our Finance Department has an opening for Revenue Accountant to be responsible for the accurate and timely recording of financial transactions within the company’s financial systems and customer billings system and having the responsibility for the daily balancing of the customer billing system to the general ledger, posting batches, creating batches, performing month end book ...
Job Summary Primary responsibility is management of the SOX program and oversight of internal personnel or subcontractor performing assigned daily tasks. Overall position involves conducting performance, operational, financial and compliance audit projects; providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; managing personnel in the performance of their work, and providing ...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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