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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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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...
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...
We are seeking candidates with an accounting and finance background who have an eye for detail and accuracy. This position offers the opportunity for career development and growth. Temporary Staff Accountant Position Summary Provide for the day-to-day operations and monthly closing aspects of the general accounting functions. Assist in the preparation and distribution of proper financial statement...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
We have various Temp, Temp-to Hire, Direct Hire openings for Claims Adjusters with General Liability, Construction Defect, and / or Commercial Property and Liability in their backgrounds. Please contact me with an updated resume....
Click Here to Apply Online Job Description SENIOR ACCOUNTANT On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has been providing great service in a fun, team environment for over thirty years. Started by three friends with a passion for sizzling fajitas, strong margaritas, and a lively patio scene, On The Border is the national leader in Mexican Casual Dining. That original passion continues with those same...
Manpower is looking for a Medical Billing Representative. Candidates will be responsible for the collections of patient's accounts from patients, guarantors, and all third party payors. Responds to all inquiries from patients and/or guarantors regarding accounts balance and insurance status. Recommends appropriate accounts for bad debt review. Assists with the development and implantation of the D...
Reporting directly to the GFSS Accounts Payable Team Leader. The Accountant Senior will perform a variety of accounting tasks requiring a thorough knowledge of accounting principles, general ledger, capital asset accounting or accounts receivables, and financial data analysis. The Accountant Senior prepares and presents various types of financial reports to all levels of management, engineers and...
Company Confidential Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Job Description: Full Time (40hrs/week) The Ideal candidate will be responsible for various A/R & A/P functions in a Non-profit organization. Previous experience required - some college preferred. Bookkeeping Responsibilities: ·Accounts payable oDisbursements oG/L coding of bills oInvoice entry ·Account Receivable oCollections oBilling oCash Application Skills: Extremely well-organized Independent...
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees worldwide, 35...
Immediate opening! Contract to hire position supporting a reputable Fortune 500 pharmaceutical customer in San Francisco, CA. The contract service specialist support for pharmaceutical manufacturer contracts The primary responsibility of the position is to provide access to manufacturer contracts. MCSS is the operational expert within on each manufacturer contract and how customers can access them...
Overview examine and track progress of coverage for moderate to complex claim settlement determinations Responsibilities identifying bodily injury and uninsured motorist claims reviewing policy coverage ordering accident reports contacting attorneys to verify facts and progress of the case...
Product Manager for Bristol West Bristol West has an immediate need for a Product Manager to manage its personal lines auto product. This position will be located in either Plantation, Florida or Independence, Ohio. Bristol West Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Farmers Insurance Group, one of the premier property and casualty insurers in America with operations nationwide. This role is a...
Our client combines the reach and resources of a major pharmaceutical company with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a successful biotech company. With this strategy, they focus on their customers' needs, giving maximum priority to accelerating pipeline development, delivering sales growth and continuing to manage costs. Job Description This position is responsible for operational processe...
As a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, Marsh helps our clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative, industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. We have 27,000 employees worldwide, operations in more than 130 countries, and annual revenue of approximately $5.4 billion, along with comprehensive global expertise that spans 26 industr...
We are seeking an Underwriter/Credit Analyst with Merchant Cash Advance Underwriting experience a must. Perform credit risk analysis on prospective and existing clients, and other operational duties. • Coordinate with agents at Independent Sales Organizations to obtain required or missing documentation and facilitate communication with business owner. • Prepare Lending Contracts • Schedule, coordi...
Client Onboarding Specialist New York, NY *There are both full-time AND consulting opportunities available PTS Consulting Group PLC (PTS)is a world class IT Consulting and Project Management Company, providing its clients with Professional Services, Managed Services and Resourcing Solutions. PTS Consulting is currently seeking a Client Onboarding Specialist for full-time AND contract positionsin N...
Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Duties: * Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. * Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. * Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries. * Maintai...
A major world-class company is in need of a Senior Financial Analyst to work with the growing financial planning and analysis team. Major Responsibilities include: • Consolidating profit data to permit reporting and analysis at regional and enterprise levels • Support senior NA region decision makers and key partner groups with ongoing analysis of enterprise profit by series, sales region, and man...
Are you looking for a new career that offers limitless development opportunities? Take control of your earning potential and enhance your career in this vital and growing industry. Join US-Reports and become a part of a dynamic organization. US-Reports is looking for Loss Control Surveyors to work on an independent contractor basis. Founded in 1988, US-Reports is one of the nation’s largest provid...
Our client, a highly established financial services firm, is searching for a Mortgage Operations Director to join their team. This individual will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Private Banking Mortgage Processing and Operations business. Specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: set direction, policies, and guidelines for the group; ensure impl...
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