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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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This position is responsible for managing the financial side of Customer Marketing Agreements. This calls for accurately interpreting contract terms and validating proper set up. Provides analysis to determine if accounts associated with CMA are free of material misstatements based on a calculated materiality threshold. Provides correct application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and t...
Performs routine clerical duties in a Distribution Center in accordance with standard administrative office procedures. SALES SUPPORT - Phone/Reception - Enter call in orders / hotshots (immediate orders) - Process donation requests - Miscellaneous copying, laminating and distributing - RS02 file maintenance (driver data in route accounting system) - Order POS (point of sale material) and do ...
Summary: Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), headquartered in beautiful Portsmouth NH, is a global industry leader of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions. Our solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving: payments, invoicing, global cash management, supply chain finance and transactional documents. Over 10k organizations throughout 77 countr...
Local Allstate Agency looking for licensed Customer Service representative. Must have 1 year experience in an insurance agency, communication skills, sales experience, and a self starter. Salary plus monthly and annual bonus. Fax resume to 863-682-7357....
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director, and partner · Plan and organize audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels; and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement ...
Controller Our client in Cambridge is looking for an Accounting Manager to join their growing Real Estate Company. This individual must have an outgoing personality, positive energy, and the ability to grow and thrive in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities will include: • Provide financial analysis of company's properties, ventures, and expenditures • Handle all accounting functions, in...
Putnam Company/Acorn Markets, Inc. has an immediate need for a Director of Accounting. Opening is in the corporate office at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Position has overall financial responsibility for preparation of financial statements and all other financial information regarding the company. Job Summary: Plans, directs, and manages treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, and accounting activities for ...
FINANCIAL ADVISOR COMMUNITY BANK CorTrust Bank has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly skilled, motivated, and team oriented financial advisor in Woodbury, Blaine and Brooklyn Park, MN. Join the CorTrust Bank team and become part of a family banking heritage 80 years strong. Rooted in history and stability, CorTrust Bank draws its strength from the talents of individuals who share...
Modoc Medical Center Alturas, CA 96101 POSITION DESCRIPTION – CHIEF FINANICAL OFFICER SUPERVISED BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER For those who are tired of the hustle-bustle of big city life, consider a change of pace to the scenic, wide open spaces of our county. We are truly located in northern California (northeast corner of the state with OR and NV as our immediate neighbors). This area has...
Modoc Medical Center (MMC), located in picturesque Modoc County, is looking for a full-time, benefit eligible Controller in our Finance Department. MMC is a District hospital and offers a competitive salary and employer-paid employee benefits including Cal-PERS medical, paid time off, a 457(b) retirement plan, life, dental and vision insurance benefits. For those who are tired of the hustle and b...
CAREER OPPORTUNITY Make San Jose State University Your University of Choice Tax Specialist Job ID: 23129 Full/Part Time: Full Time Regular/Temporary: Temporary Department: Accounting Services About the Position: Reporting to the Director of Accounting Services, the Immigration & Nonresident Alien Tax Specialist is responsible for the coordination and compliance of Federal and State nonresi...
Job Description: We are proactively recruiting Accounting Administrative Assistants for a new client located on the North side of town, towards The Woodlands/Conroe area. The salary would be $32 - $36/year DOE. They are looking to begin interviewing potential candidates by December 1st. So...... if you are an Accounting Administrative Assistant looking ahead and would like to be a part of a grea...
Job Purpose: Manage all financials for a wholesale distribution company with annual sales of $10,000,000.00. Maintains records of financial transactions, account tracking, posting transactions, maintaining checking accounts, business expenses, and payroll records. Duties: * Work with system software to account for financial transactions, vendor balances, vendor and business payables by utilizi...
Cindrich, Mahalak & Co, a national leader in credit union auditing, accounting, compliance, and consulting, is hiring audit staff. We are based in St. Clair Shores, Michigan and provide a great opportunity for growth and advancement. The ideal candidate will have experience working with or auditing financial institutions, and should be a CPA or CPA candidate. Job requires working at clients; as su...
Twin Med, LLC, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, is a full-line medical supply distributor to nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and acute care facilities. The company is rapidly becoming the supplier of choice for a fast-growing nationwide client base. Founded in Los Angeles in 1998, Twin Med has grown into a nationwide distributor with currently operating distribution centers...
This position is responsible to perform administrative functions needed to process payments to suppliers in accordance with the Client’s policies and procedures. WHAT DOES THIS JOB ENTAIL? Proficiency in computer data entry with experience in MS Office applications. - Must have demonstrated experience in using general office equipment. - Must be able to process high volumes of detailed transac...
At Gordon, Keeter & Co. our team of skilled professionals work together to deliver tax, bookkeeping, and consulting services to our clients who are in a wide variety of industries. We have been providing services to Concord and the surrounding community since 1992. Our focus is to put our clients in a better tax and financial position not just performing compliance work. We are located 25 minutes ...
Our client is hiring for a temp-to-hire Collections Associate job opportunity for a growing company in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. You must have at least three years of business to business collections experience as well as intermediate Excel skills. You will be responsible for collecting on delinquent accounts, credit analysis and other accounts receivable duties. The hourly pay for this position s...
Company Confidential Canton, OH, 44706
Local, small business hiring an experienced, Office Assistant/Bookkeeper that will enjoy working on a small team. Full time position with hours Monday – Friday 7am-4pm. Responsibilities include answering phones, payables, receivables, invoicing, time-sheets, collections, permits, working with dispatch to schedule jobs and other various office duties. Looking for a candidate that has the ability...
Kaufman Company, a growing distributor of industrial tools and supplies in Norwood MA, is looking for an energetic individual to manage its financial operations and oversee its accounting staff in a fast-paced yet friendly office. The successful candidate will have the skills to: Develop systems to account for financial transactions including maintaining the chart of accounts. Define bookkeepin...

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