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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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Accounting Clerk $18.00 p/h Windsor The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization. Specializing in the placement of industrial, administrative, professional and executive talent, we partner with you to understand your career goals and advise you on opportunities. Our wide reaching network lets us offer you more choices at all skill levels with flexible placement opti...
A Leading Retail Company located in Union County, New Jersey is searching for a Credit & Collections Analyst who will handle the following responsibilities: Initiate calls to delinquent customers to collect payments and settle accounts with continued follow up until resolved Closely work with the sales team and internal departments to resolve all open issues with customers up to their required res...
A Leading Manufacturing Company located in Somerset County, New Jersey has an opportunity for an Accounts Payable Clerk who will handle the following responsibilities: Review invoices for proper authorization Match invoice to receiver and purchase order Ensure timely input of data into the system Handle questions and provide responses to all information requests from internal or external customers...
A Prestigious Company located in Monmouth County, New Jersey is searching for a Senior Accountant who will have the following responsibilities: Prepare consolidating and consolidated financial statements on a monthly basis Translate foreign financial statements from functional currencies to reporting currency Assist in preparation of footnotes for the quarterly and annual reporting packages Mainta...
A Leading Manufacturing Company located in Union County, New Jersey is searching for a Senior Financial Analyst who will handle the following responsibilities: Provide support during the monthly close process and will also be responsible for maintaining internal controls to ensure the accuracy of reserve balances and 100% compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Work with a wide range of staff levels...
A Leading Company located in Middlesex County, New Jersey is searching for an Accounts Payable Manager who will handle the following responsibilities: Direct all accounts payable operations Train and develop the staff Coordinated preparation of corporate budget Collaborate with auditors to help prepare business case and cost justification for outsourcing and imaging of travel and expense (T&E) pro...
A Retail Company located in Monmouth County, New Jersey has an opportunity for a Financial Analyst who will handle the following responsibilities: Participate in the monthly closing process Consolidation of country submissions Perform standard journal entries Analysis and resolution of variances Prepare reports for senior management Follow-up with regions regarding missing or incomplete informatio...
This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
This elite entertainment firm is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable professional will be responsible for supervising a staff of 3 analysts. In addition, responsibilities include: Developing and reviewing a reporting package - aging report, un-invoiced receipts report etc. Closing on a weekly and at-month end the AP module - this includes balancing schedules. Direct super...
Our Client is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor in the Deerfield area. The position requires 3 + years of experience along with a certified designation of CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or CFE. The Internal Audit Associate will schedule internal audit reviews where they will follow the Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and...
CONTROLLER NEEDED!!! Are you looking for an opportunity with a growing company? Our client is an industry leader in the manufacturing and consumer products industry. They are looking for a controller to be responsible for month end close, financial statement audits, intercompany transactions, internal reporting, and other special projects. Qualifications: - 10 years of relevant experience - Bachel...
My client is hiring a Sr. Property Accountant (Residential) in Ocean County, NJ. The client offers excellent work life balance (8-5job) and a family type of environment along with a completive salary and benefits. To be considered for this role, the ideal Property accountant must have experience with Yardi software since they are implementing Yardi. This role reports to the CFO. Sr. Property Accou...
As a Senior Tax Manager, you will use your expertise in taxation to provide compliance and consulting services to corporations, and partnerships. Candidates must be familiar with the tax consulting process and possess the analytical skills necessary for the effective diagnosis, development and implementation of solutions to clients' tax needs. The company offers an exceptional work atmosphere with...
The VP Corporate Controller job reports to the SVP of Finance with dotted line to the Chief Financial Officer and will be a key leader in the accounting, reporting, budgeting, and accounting systems functions. As part of a dynamic management team, you will supervise and interact with divisional controllers, finance & accounting staff, business unit leaders, corporate executives, outside profession...
Our client in the St. Louis metro area is hiring for a Financial Analyst job. The Financial Analyst job responsibilities include: -Focus on analysis of IT Projects/implementations -Project Management and working with IT department on business initiatives -Reviewing profitability and analysis of contracts to determine the key drivers of revenues. -Identifying KPI’s to make better business decisions...

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