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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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Our Merrimack Valley non-profit is seeking an accountant to join their staff on a full time, contract to hire or direct hire basis. This is a wonderful organization providing quality life management services for their clientele. The hired candidate will perform a variety of duties relative to custodial and corporate cash management. Specific duties to include: · Manage receipts and disbursements o...
SUMMARY: The League Banking Supervisoroversees the league banking process and related accounts receivable information for all centers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage one league banking analyst and temporary employees as needed. Through the management of assigned employees and personal efforts, perform or oversee the following: Customer Service ¨ Resolve center league banking problem...
Responsibilities At RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. we empower colleagues to be the best they can be, each and every day. We are a leader in the financial services industry and we know that in order to work with the top talent, we need to provide top-ranking benefits and culture. As a Senior Teller, you’ll provide our customers with outstanding service giving them your full attention while maki...
Company Description AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AllianceBernstein employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strat...
Candidate must be attentive to detail; we have many invoices that come in for say 2 of a certain part number. The purchase order may have had 10 part numbers on it. The person will need to be able to recognize this and understand this. They will need to be able to move between several screens within our computer (ERP) system to enter the invoice, look up the purchase order, look at what was receiv...
As a Finance Director at PepsiCo, you will be the key Finance contact responsible for providing the overall financial leadership and expertise in giving recommendations that enable effective decision-making within the business. This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Finance Director will be the key finance contact for...
As a Finance Director at PepsiCo, you will be the key Finance contact responsible for providing the overall financial leadership and expertise in giving recommendations that enable effective decision-making within the business. This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Finance Director will be the key finance contact for...
Large, reputable public company in the Greater Los Angeles area is looking for a sharp Corporate Accounting Supervisor. This position is necessary to oversee the day-to-day operations in the general accounting department and ensure the accuracy of data that is used to prepare financial statements. This position reviews the overall policies and accounting treatment for areas that can affect not onl...
The Accounting Department has an opening for a full time Bookkeeper in the Sparks office. This position requires, among other things, at least 2 years experience in all areas of bookkeeping including bank and investment reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing and general ledger analysis. Candidate should possess a strong background in Mic...
IN JOB NEW YORKCLIENT: Confidential COMPANY DESCRIPTION Our client plays a vital role in the world of fashion and luxury, with a rich and well-diversified portfolio of products which includes clothing, accessories, and footwear for men and women. JOB TITLE: Financial Analyst DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES The main objective of the position is to provide guidelines and prepare recommendations to the...
Accounting Principals is searching for an A/R Associate to join an excellent company's Accounts Receivable team. The position will require an individual that is a team-player, detail oriented and the ability to work at a fast pace environment while participating in all aspects of billing, commissions, and other projects. Primary duties will include processing invoices on a daily basis, depositing...
Fund Accountant - Private Equity Investment Firm, West Palm Beach Fund Accountant must have 3-5 years experience in Financial Services, Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund, or other professional investment portfolio fund accounting environment. Candidate must bring strong knowledge of technical accounting, US GAAP and. Public "Big 4" accounting and CPA are preferred. Primary duties include, but are not limite...
T3 Companies, LLC is currently seeking a Compliance Officer to join the team. The Compliance Officer will coordinate with the CCO regarding firm surveillance, risk assessment, regulatory reporting and branch office reviews. The Compliance Officer will respond and provide guidance to daily compliance inquiries from proprietary traders, staff and partners. The Compliance Officer will assist with the...
Fund Accountant - Private Equity Investment Firm, West Palm Beach Fund Accountant must have 3-5 years experience in Financial Services, Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund, or other professional investment portfolio fund accounting environment. Candidate must bring strong knowledge of technical accounting, US GAAP and. Public "Big 4" accounting and CPA are preferred. Primary duties include, but are not limite...
Accounting & Compliance Analyst www.myrecruiting.biz, the premier source for specialized finance & accounting recruitment in Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf South, is currently seeking anAccounting & Compliance Analystfor a direct hire opportunity in west Houston, Texas. Our client company has a long term growth plans for this registered investment advisor and is seeking only the most talented and d...
The objectives of this position will be achieved through the performance of detailed Financial and Operational audit assignments of Del Monte Foods, Inc. operations, as directed. · Assist with the development and execution of the annual audit plan including scheduling and monitoring. · Provide training, coaching and supervision to direct reports. · Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the Co...
Bookkeeper: $18/ hr *2 month contract with potential for extension. *Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm · Accounts payable · Accounts receivable · General ledger Position requires 5+ year’s experience in bookkeeping/ accounting role and familiarity with accounting software....
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
*Public accounting firm located in Stamford, CT seeks CPA or CPA candidate with 3 to 6 years of experience to join the team. CPA firm has an excellent reputation, diverse client base and outstanding record of staff retention. This individual will carry out a wide variety of accounting and tax assignments under the supervision of firm partners and senior associates. Performance is judged based on t...
Temp to Hire Accounts Payables position in the Boca Raton area We are looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to help a client of ours in the Boca Raton area. This position will pay up to $15-20/hr depending on experience. This candidate will be responsible for processing vendor invoices, matching & batching invoices against orders & receipts, researching & analyzing discrepancy invoices and ch...
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