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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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II Job Summary Provide Accounting and Human Resources support to Merced facility. Staff of 25 employees at plant III Essential Functions Accounting Functions 1.) Responsible for processing invoices, AP coding and data entry. 2.) Prepare payroll journals for entry 3.) File City/State/County Consumer use taxes monthly 4.) Negotiate long payment terms with new vendors 5.) Keep PO Log for all...
The Gibbs Firm, LPA is a national property tax law firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio seeking a financial analyst/property assessment appeals coordinator. Experience dealing with property assessment and tax matters in a fast-paced environment is ideal. Commercial real estate experience in the specific areas of appraisal, sales, management, or finance will provide good foundation for this position. S...
Overview Assists in areas of financial reporting, including SEC reporting, technical accounting, SOX compliance, and/or other daily/monthly accounting processes. Identifies, researches, and resolves items impacting the financial statements. Responsibilities •Prepare written accounting and financial reporting position papers on an as-needed basis for review by management and external auditors •...
Star Beverage Co. Inc. has an opening in our Corporate office for a RECEPTIONIST / ACCOUNTING CLERK Due to growth with in our company we will be adding another position in the accounting department. If you are a self starter and have a strong work ethic we would like you to apply. General accounts payable functions Check, verify and process invoices Prepare payments for signature Sort, code ...
Position: Finance/Accounting Internship - FCM Travel Solutions FCm Travel Solutions is a Corporate Travel Agency and Travel Management Consultancy which is celebrating a stellar performance in the World Travel Awards' program after being named the World's Leading Travel Management Company. Our FCM Travel Solutions Corporate Travel Consultant teams are the best in the business; we provide clients ...
Company Confidential Washington, DC, 20008
Looking for an individual who has ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND RECEIVABLE experience for a Property Management Company. We are seeking someone with experience in real estate accounts payable/receivable. This position will handle all aspects of accounts payable/receivable for a portfolio of properties. RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: Verify vendor accounts by reconciling invoices and st...
Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA is seeking a full time Reimbursement Manager to lead our accounting team. The Reimbursement Manager is responsible for the accurate preparation of the Medicare and Medicaid cost reports, monthly computation of third-party allowances and deductions from revenue, annual Virginia Health Information reports and other reimbursement and statistical information...
ProNexus, LLC seeks Senior Accountants to join their Upstate NY practice. Join our worldwide community of accounting and finance professionals. Lend your talent, skills and experience to a world-class company, and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to choose your engagements, manage your workload and control your work-life balance. Attributes of our consultants include: a dedication to client ser...
The Experis Financial Institution Business Services Center of Expertise/Practice (Experis FSI COE/Practice) is seeking highly qualified professionals with experience in Audit/Risk Assessment for upcoming projects with our clients. Consultants at Experis are the driving force for our success and are responsible for delivering service on assigned client engagements within their unique area of exper...
The Experis Financial Institution Business Services Center of Expertise/Practice (Experis FSI COE/Practice) is seeking highly qualified Modelers and Statistician professionals for upcoming projects with our clients. Consultants at Experis are the driving force for our success and are responsible for delivering service on assigned client engagements within their unique area of expertise. You offer...
Career Showcase is a Job Fair Company that specializes in Customer Service,Banking, Accounting, Human Resources,Marketing, Retail, Sales and Many Others. We partner with many fortune 500 companies to help them find the best talent the market has to offer. Companies come to our fairs to interview and hire the BEST of the BEST professionals, account executives and managers. Our fairs are open to re...
We are an accounting firm that serves as a multi-family office located in downtown Chicago. We provide an extensive range of compliance and planning services including accounting, financial, investment, and tax services. We are looking for an experienced professional with the ability to read and interpret trust instruments, possessing a strong knowledge of the Uniform Principal and Income Act, th...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32246
SEEKING EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE CONTROLLER FOR LARGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP! REQUIREMENTS - Previous Dealership controller experience is required - Please do not apply unless you have experience in Automotive Retail. Relocation offered!!! Responsibilities: Ability to prepare financial statements, interpret and analyze financial statements Collaborate with CFO to trends and cash needs of business Ma...
Career Showcase is a Job Fair Company that specializes in Marketing,Human Resources,Customer Service, Banking,Accounting, Retail, Sales, and MANY OTHERS. We partner with many fortune 500 companies to help them find the best talent the market has to offer. Companies come to our fairs to interview and hire the BEST of the BEST professionals, account executives and managers. Our fair is open to rece...
Asst Controller/Asst Treasurer/Accounting Manager (1) Degree in Accounting (2) CPA (3) At least 10 years experience (4) At least 5 years management experience (5) Experience in a multi-company, multi-location environment (6) Experience in managing Accounts Payable process (7) Experience in managing Payroll process (8) Experience in 401K plan administration or audit (9) Experience in benef...
Tax 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 for the...
Sr. Indirect Tax Accountant 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...
Tax 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 for the...
Sr. Indirect Tax Accountant 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...
Tax 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 for the...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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