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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client a leading White Plains, NY based CPA firm seeks a Tax Executive to join its rapidly expanding multi-state team. In this internally focused role you will assess the current tax department's work-flow, structure, policy and procedures and implement time saving initiatives to benefit and drive efficiencies across a multi-office/state tax organization. REQUIREMENTS: Pro...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a Hollywood Park, Texas client seeking Staff Accountants for their growing accounting team! Duties: Position will be reconciling bank statements with the General Ledger (4-way Proof of Cash method) Entering data into Excel spreadsheets Preparing Journal Entries Accounts Payable work (matching, batching, posting) 200-300 invoices weekly Assist when necessary will...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is working with a stable and growing company in search of their next Senior Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX. The ideal candidate will have experience in the mortgage industry with a bank or title company. Very competitive benefits Salary is based on experience REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field 3+ years in a finan...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our fast growing San Antonio, TX client is seeking a driven, thoughtful Senior Accountant who can handle a very fast paced environment. The best candidate will be a self starter able to turn in required tasks in a timely manner and not need to be micro managed. The best candidate for this role will be also be a team player and a problem solver. REQUIREMENTS: Advanced Excel ski...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a talented Billing Manager to join their team in San Antonio, TX. This role is open due to a promotion! Duties: Lead and focus the billing team on a prioritized direction Participate in review process of billing and revenue recognition processes Provide quality Customer Service to Sales and Operations Proactively identify contract issues and take...
General Ledger Accountant being added to busy client company for contract to hire position. Will report to Director of Finance and Controller and work closely with AP and a variety of other internal departments. There are 6-7 entities within the corporation so a lot of variety. Will identify daily activity in bank accounts, reconcile, post journal entries into general ledger accounting software (M...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking 2 long term Tax Consultants for the next year in Milwaukee, WI. Candidates will be preparing 1099s and fiduciary tax returns. There will likely be heavy overtime between January to April. REQUIREMENTS: BA in Accounting CPA preferred with concentration in Tax Must have 2+ years of Tax Analysis experience and must have experience with both FIS and O...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in Pasadena, Texas (TX). Responsibilities: Prepare detailed monthly analysis of actual results compared to the budget, forecasts and the prior year. Work closely with the Finance Director to provide commentary and analysis by location, business, etc. Will provide timely reports to internal stakeholders on a regular basis to allo...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Accountant to join their growing organization in Bridgeport, WV. Duties include: Analyze and prepare monthly accruals prepare or assist in preparation of monthly account reconciliations Prepare or assist in various analytics associated with accounts payable and accounts receivable Prepare or assist in the payout tracking process for both ...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accountant for their San Antonio, TX location. This is a great temporary opportunity with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Accounts Receivables/Payables Payroll Tax Accountant Staff Accountants Collections Specialists Bookkeepers Billing Specialists Kforce also offers many consultants comprehensive benefits, including: ...
POSITION OVERVIEW: Position reports into the Director of Planning & Strategy. The Lead Strategy Analyst is responsible for developing and evaluating Crickets key strategic growth priorities, analyzing market activity to understand the impacts to the business, and helping to answer the organizations most pressing strategic questions. KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Scan and evaluate the wireless...
TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) is a global online media company headquartered in Boston with offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Cincinnati, London, Mumbai, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney. With more than 100 technology specific websites, TechTarget provides highly relevant content to technology professionals and delivers technology marketers unmatched reach via custom advertising, branding and lead gener...
Servicemaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Responsible for preparing journal entries, preparing reconciliations for assigned accounts and performing detailed account analysis and interpreting results. Responsibilities 1...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an AP Clerk, November 3-7 pending - temporary support from now until Mid-January. This is a great temporary opportunity with this Castle Hills, TX company. Hours: Part-time, but flexible on schedule (M, W, F 8-5, or 5hrs a day M-F, etc.) Typical Day: Will have varied tasks throughout the day and will help take certain responsibilities off of the manager'...
JOB PURPOSE: Manage rental accounts and meet company account management goals and expectations, by collecting on past due accounts while adhering to company standards, policies, and procedures. Use company vehicle to complete field collection runs, to do pick-ups on past due accounts. Accomplish these in a way that is consistent with the RAC mission statement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Account Mana...
POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive DEPARTMENT: Community Services Division HOURS: Full Time HIRING RANGE: $54,550- $61,369 /year (108 Salary Level) (Click here to view full salary range) LOCATION: West St. Paul UNION: AFSCME CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 11/10/2014 This position negotiates, prepares, manages, monitors and evaluates related contracts and grant agreements to meet the needs of ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Financial Coordinator for their Silver Spring, MD location. This role is responsible for the financial management of a Specific Research center; this includes Sponsored programs, Special purpose funds, and the center operational budget. The Sr. Grants and Contracts Administrator are responsible to monitor center spending for compliance with federa...
Manpower is currently hiring a General Accounting Associate for a large packaging client in Cheektowaga, NY! JOB DETAILS: Sorting, filing, matching, coding, keying and processing billing Auditing invoices for accuracy QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent At least 6 months of related work experience 10-key data entry test required. Minimum of 8,000 key strokes per hour desired ...

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