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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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PURPOSE AND ROLE: This position is responsible for finalizing orders and reports directly to the Office Manager. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · E-mail/process invoices · Resolve credits · Process EDI orders · Reviews open order report to reconcile unresolved billing · Works with Shipping/Transportation to verify freight charges and finalize shipping details · Provides shipping updates ...
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Local hospitality/resort co. seeks an individual w/ retail, hospitality, or restaurant accounting experience to perform all accounting functions and support the GM. Duties include recordation of all sales and associated taxes, inventory, AP, PR, and other duties as assigned by the Controller. Candidate must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail. Required: AS degree w/ 2 yrs exper...
The Experis Financial Institution Business Services Center of Expertise/Practice (Experis FSI COE/Practice) is seeking highly qualified Trust professionals for upcoming projects with our clients. Consultants at Experis are the driving force for our success and are responsible for delivering service on assigned client engagements within their unique area of expertise. You offer your unique skills ...
Portfolio Analytics & Strategy Specialist I Wilmington, DE The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. seeks a Portfolio Analytics & Strategy Specialist I in Wilmington, DE to participate in the Decision Analytics team supporting strategy initiatives and execution. Specific duties include: (i) identify opportunities to improve strategies and processes through sound data-based analyses; (ii) design an...
Description: • Minimum Years of Experience: 4 • Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree • Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration. • Certification(s) Preferred: CPA, CDFM, and/or CGFM • Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance. Preferred Experience: • Experience with establishing and verifying the acquisition c...
Description: · Minimum Years of Experience: 8 · Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree · Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor's/Master's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration. · Certification(s) Preferred: CPA, CDFM, and/or CGFM · Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance. Preferred Experience: · Experience with establishing and verifying the acquisition c...
Bachelor's degree a must with a MBA or CPA preferredFull responsibility for accounting, budgeting and analysis for two plant locations. Responsible for suppliers and all finished goods inventory. Must ensure that proper controls are in place to safeguard inventories & other assets. Work closely with operations and senior management. Manages staff in the accounting department. 5+yrs of experience ...
Growing company is looking for a new team member for their Finance Department. The ideal candidate will have 1 to 2 years of accounts receivable/ billing experience. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and customer service along with the ability to multi-task. Job Duties would include but not limited to: All AR functions Processing invoicing and billing customers R...
Risk Analyst - Bank Major community bank located in Edgewater, New Jersey is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding risk department. Responsibilities: Ensure the Bank maintains adequate risk controls to facilitate compliance with laws, regulations, and subjects related to lending and deposit products and services. Support business channels for implementation, risk analysi...
Work closely with the Regional Sales Consultant, Customer Service Rep, and Center Manager and Managing Physicians to maintain existing accounts and resolve any client issues. Generate new business from employers with <50 employees. Maintain regular contact with existing clients using USHW databases for each center in the territory to ensure we are meeting their needs. Introduce new and existing se...
The Payroll Manager role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to handle multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy. Must be a self-starter, and have strong accounting, systems, communication, and problem-solving skills. Essential functions: Oversee the day-to-day processing of payroll for 1 ,500 employees to include review of timesheets, computing pay in accordance ...
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, busine...
Experis Finance is seeking an IT Auditor in Raleigh, NC for a top client. Successful candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience within IT Audit and a CISA is preferred but not required. This opportunity does not require travel. The IT Auditor performs information technology (IT) audits. The IT Auditor has significant interaction with business unit management and staff. The IT Auditor ...
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Overview: Overview At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educ...
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