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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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Summary Financial Additions has partnered with a fast-growing, leader in the manufacturing industry in search of Senior Sales Tax Accountants.Duties and Responsibilities: Preparation and review of multi-state sales and use tax returns Supervision of two staff-level sales tax accountants Review and critique of internal memorandums and other company documentation for accurate tax treatment Review of...
Staff Accountant – St. Louis, MO KellyMitchell Group, Inc. About KellyMitchell: KellyMitchell matches the best IT and business talent with exclusive opportunities nationwide. In addition to competitive compensation and one-on-one support from our team members, KellyMitchell employees have the chance to work with exciting organizations in every industry. At KellyMitchell, our culture is world class...
A successful candidate in this role has a bias toward action, exceptional partner and communication skills and will know how to balance getting the details right while still moving fast. In this specific role, you will fulfill the function of Finance Analyst within Experian Data Quality (EDQ) North America and will be part of a Finance team providing support to the North American business. Respons...
Kforce is working with a client in the Saint Louis, Missouri (MO) metropolitan area in search of a Senior Auditor. Responsibilities will include conducting financial, operational, and compliance audits, evaluating internal controls, identifying audit issues and making appropriate recommendations, and presenting findings to leadership. Qualifications (required unless noted otherwise): Bachelor's de...
Our manufacturing client is seeking an entry level Cost Accountant to join their growing team. This position has great potential for growth in to a senior level role within a few years. This role will focus on supporting manufacturing site and improving productivity, ensuring quality internal controls, cost reduction and overall process improvement. Job Responsibilities: Prepare and present monthl...
Business Segment Capital - Retail Finance About Us GE Capital’s Retail Finance business is among the country’s most successful retail lenders, with 80 years of experience in consumer financing. The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank, provides credit card programs to retailers and consumers in the United States and Canada. We build better businesses through customi...
A world class financial services company in NYC seeks a Staff IT Auditor. The Technology Audit role focuses on assessing the process and controls supporting world class technology across all technology platforms at the company. Our technology auditors assess controls related to emerging payment technologies, mobile solutions, cloud computing, integration with social media applications, and countle...
Kforce is seeking a Billing Specialist for a temporary to permanent position in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area. This person will be responsible for performing the following functions: Accurately billing and generating invoices for all products and services provided using billing guidelines Ensuring profit margins are met for each assignment Ensuring affiliate invoices are properly coded and forwarded...
A world class financial services company in CT. seeks an Analyst, Basel Regulatory Reporting - Controllership Regulatory Reporting is primarily responsible for the preparation and filing of The Company's various financial filings with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in accordance with Bank Holding Company requirements. As a Bank Holding Company, The Company is required to adopt Basel II/III....
A world class financial services company in NYC seeks an Analyst, Basel Regulatory Reporting - Controllership. Job Summary: Regulatory Reporting is primarily responsible for the preparation and filing of The Company's various financial filings with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in accordance with Bank Holding Company requirements. As a Bank Holding Company, The Company is required to adopt...
Our client, a major pharmaceutical company, is seeking a temporary Administrative Assistant. The candidate will provide administrative duties and support to a Director, Associate Director, and Manager of the Talent Acquisition department. The desired candidate will assist with compiling booklets for the internship program, assist with some filing, and general support to the Talent Acquisition depa...
A Kforce client is seeking a Staff Auditor in New York, NY. Our client is a world class financial services company in NYC. The Internal Audit Group (IAG) is a worldwide function with over 150 team members and offices in 7 countries. We are comprised of assurance and risk professionals with diverse backgrounds including internal controls, consumer compliance, technology, operational risk, financial...
Our client is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst in Cambridge, MA. Duties: Advanced analytical/problem solving and research skills; effective communication skills for writing reports/proposals and making presentations; ability to work independently and as part of a team in performing day-to-day responsibilities as well as during projects. Assist with the analysis and preparation of reports that are d...
Our client in the Meriden, CT area is seeking an experienced Senior Financial Analyst to join their team of a period of at least 3 months. Responsibilities include: Working with leaders to create operational budgets plan based on definition of long-range business and organizational goals. Supporting ERP time reporting and monthly reporting; recommending and leading cost saving initiatives. Providi...
Our client, a boutique CPA tax practice located near Penn Station seeks Bookkeeper. Will service a diverse client base including artists, musicians, media professionals. Really nice work environment and offices, convenient location. Competitive compensation and benefits. Small staff but big opportunity. 4 plus YEARS of related CPA firm bookkeeping experience - QUICKBOOKS A MUST. Should possess exc...
Our client, a growing Long Island CPA/Accounting practice is seeking an Audit Manager. This role will service diverse clients throughout the Island. Good hours, little out of town travel, convenient suburban location with beautiful new offices and competitive compensation. CPA 10+ years of solid, hands-on public accounting audit/review experience Able to work well independently with diverse client...
Our drilling services client is looking for an Audit Manager to join their team located in west Houston, TX. This role will be responsible for the oversight of the audit procedures, improvement of operational efficiency, and ensure procedures are accurate in accordance with SOX compliance. Job Responsibilities: Perform and/or review audit documentation and reports Identify areas of potential inter...
Our client is seeking a Accounting Associate in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). Responsibilities could include: Construction invoice review, coding and data entry based on accounting guidelines. Open/process incoming daily mail. Review funding requests and enter related information into Project Tracking System (PTS). Review and process purchase orders, purchase order adjustments, contracts and change order...
Our client is seeking a Accounting & Control Financial Analyst in Newark, Delaware (DE). Specific responsibilities include: DDA reconciliations along with Sub-ledger to general ledger reconciliations Investigate and resolve GL Auto Rec exceptions by liaising with internal and external LOB partners Create and maintain schedules that provide sybstantiation for manual GL entries Prepare and process m...
Kforce is working with a client in the Saint Louis, Missouri (MO) metropolitan area in search of a Senior Accountant. Job Description: Responsibilities will include assisting in the monthly close process, preparing journal entries and reconciliations, and recording and reconciling equity earnings. Bachelor's degree 3+ years accounting experience 1+ years experience in public accounting...
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