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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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The Sr. Cognos TM1 Business Lead will support the architecture and development of analytics solutions leveraging business skills and industry-specific skills in combination with strong functional and technical capabilities in CognosTM1 to implement multi-dimensional business applications for financial reporting, planning and forecasting. Solution delivery includes all phases of analysis, design, i...
Financial Services Rep - Madison, WI-FIN000282 Position Profile Enthusiasm should be expressed in all you do. If you are able to create a sense of good will in any circumstance, you may want to consider joining our team at U.S. Cellular. In this role, your ability to remain compassionate yet firm as you help customers meet their financial responsibilities to our company will set the stage for succ...
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Job Description In support of our continuing firm expansion, we have initiated a search for a Certified Public Accountant. We strive to offer an environment that has challenging projects and opportunities with unlimited potential for growth for those who demonstrate outstanding contribution and performance. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-...
Cost Accountant Antigo, WI $55-70,000 An internationally recognized leader in the research and development, manufacture, and distribution of capital equipment and processing systems serving both the food and non-food industry, poly mesh fabric bags, fence materials and erosion control supplies. one of Wisconsin’s Top 75 privately held companies, located in Antigo, WI, is currently looking for an e...
Financial Auditor Milwaukee, WI $75-90,000 The Financial Auditor evaluates the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls within assigned technology, business segments, business functions, or locations of Wisconsin Energy Corporation. This includes performing preliminary reviews to tailor the scope of each audit and develop customized work plans, coordinating an audit team which execu...
MDA Information Systems LLC is seeking a Senior Program Accountant/Controller to support a large federal program providing geospatial services. This is a key role in the PMO, responsible for financial management of the program. The Company: MDA Information Systems LLC is a major supplier of geospatial and weather information. The firm serves a diverse client base including commercial and governmen...
Senior Counsel Litigation Essential Functions: •Provides claim legal and coverage expertise on all aspects of first-party and liability claims to claims management, claims employees, field office personnel, and other business groups. •Advises on good faith claims-handling and to ensure compliance with applicable Florida law. • Provides legal analysis and opinions on claims-handling and coverage qu...
Senior Internal Auditor My client a publicly traded international company has an immediate need for a Senior Internal Auditor to join their team. This position located in the Greater Boston, MA area will report directly to the Director of Internal Audit and be responsible for providing evaluations on the companies operations and internal controls. In this position the individual that is hired will...
Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company ("GNY") is an A+ rated financially stable and growing property casualty insurance company with locations throughout the Northeast. We currently have an opening for an experienced Senior Analyst in our State Filing Department located at our company headquarters in New York City. Some of the functions of the position include: · Review bureau circulars and re...
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Position: Account Manager (MUST HAVE NO FAULT AND WORKMENS COMP COLLECTIONS EXPERIENCE) Description: Manage all aspects of a client’s account including but not limited to operations, process documentation, training and client communications. Responsibilities: Write and maintain process documentation which clearly specifies client responsibilities Weekly Account Manager meetings and present updates...
Bookkeeper/Barley Buyer Monte Vista, CO 6 month contract $10-13/hr Must have minimum of one year buying experience in a manufacturing environment. Must be computer literate. Must have the ability to deal with vendors in a professional manner, including negotiating contract pricing. Must be able to work with minimum supervision and work overtime if needed. This position will enter data into compute...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
Looking For experienced life insurance producers that want to work for them self but not by them self. We provide training if needed. Every week our agents are provided leads at no cost in their territory, these are fresh direct mail leads! We use the top carriers with easy fast underwriting, commissions paid in two or three days. For new agents we make sure you have money in your account in the f...
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