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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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An Accounting Manager with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for managing the audit function in hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome. And ye...
A Security Officer with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything....
A Night Auditor with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all...
A Senior Accounting Clerk with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for supervising the function of computerized accounting systems, month-end closing reports and General Ledger reconciliation in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the in...
Financial Services Rep Bilingual - Spanish/English - Madison, WI-FIN000304 Responsible for collecting delinquent customer accounts based upon company guidelines and addressing customer inquiries and issues related to Financial Services or general service activity. - Work with customers calling about delinquent accounts to obtain commitments to pay, ensuring Financial Services goals are achieved. -...
Position Description The AIG PC North America Accounting Controls & Analysis team is seeking a new member to join their dynamic and exciting team. This represents an excellent opportunity for the right person to gain insight and exposure to the North America P&C Business along with a deep understanding of the factors which drive the quarterly results. This person will: • Prepare consolidated and l...
Position Description The AIG PC North America Accounting Controls & Analysis team is seeking a new member to join their dynamic and exciting team. This represents an excellent opportunity for the right person to gain insight and exposure to the North America P&C Business along with a deep understanding of the factors which drive the quarterly results. This person will: • Prepare consolidated and l...
Position Description Lead a team of 6-8 expense professionals to achieve all reporting and planning requirements • Planning, coordination, and delivery of all expense reporting and analytics requirements including Monthly Financial Reporting (MFR), estimate/forecast, and budgeting: • Manage expense portion of all AIG PC presentations including: Bi-Weekly Estimates, Fed Documents, Quarterly Busines...
The Senior Payroll Specialist will be a member of the Centralized Accounting function and will be responsible for ensuring timely and accurate processing and recording of hotel and corporate payroll. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to...
If you are an experienced bookkeeper who enjoys working for a small business, we have an ideal job for you! Full-time hours; casual, friendly office. Responsibilities include daily accounting tasks for a well-established company in Moraine, Ohio. Position reports to the business owner. Responsibilities: -Accounts Receivables -Accounts Payable -General Ledger -Customer Billing & Statements -Payroll...
Description: As an Internal Controls Associate, you will provide support to the various Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) compliance and control initiatives including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Model Audit Rule (MAR), Service Organization Control reports (SOC) governance programs and related projects. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Support the internal con...
Description: • The individual will be responsible for monthly financial statement reporting, department reporting, assisting with the quarterly forecast process and assisting with the annual budget process. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for researching responses to department manager’s inquiries on actual vs. budget variances, along with the capital budget process and monthly mo...
Associate Claim Representative for Auto Property Damages – Paid Training Provided Are you looking for a career with a company that has been doing business for more than 200 years, offers you an extensive training program, cohesive work environment and provides advancement opportunities? The Hartford has that opportunity for you in our Associate Claim Representative position! WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIB...
Position Summary: Performs essential month-end close activities as well as daily and weekly general ledger activities. Responsible for maintaining fixed asset system and recording asset transactions in compliance with company policies and applicable laws. Functions as back-up for Plant Controller when needed. Essential Functions This position is primarily supporting the Scottsdale Plant Controller...
Accel Network, Fiserv’s debit payments network, provides financial institutions’ cardholders with anytime, anywhere funds and payments access. The payments industry continues to evolve with alternative providers entering the market and recent regulatory changes which have significantly changed the operating nature of the market; this translates to a fast-paced work environment for the Accel networ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accountant to join their growing Houston, Texas (TX) team. This role will be responsible for ensuring crude oil is received and delivered from customers and perform monthly reconciliations. This position will report to the Supervisor of Accounting. Job Responsibilities: Work with schedulers to ensure completeness and accuracy for transactions in accountin...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Centennial, CO retail organization is seeking a Senior Accountant. The position will present an excellent opportunity to serve in multiple functions with strong potential for growth. The company has an excellent reputation, a strong, team-oriented culture, and a desire to promote from within. The ideal candidate will possess excellent general accounting skills, as well as a str...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in Richmond, VA. Responsibilities are as follows: Balance Sheet - Cash Flow Analysis CAPEX Budget / Capital Expenditures Work with accounting team (AR, AP, Cash Flow) 90M going into projects - this person will support these projects REQUIREMENTS: 5 years experience - Must have Excel SQL Access JD Edwards (not a must have)...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant Internal Controls in Atlanta, GA. The purpose of this position is to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of the financial position and results of operations of client Foundation Health Plan of Georgia on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for internal and external (regulatory) purposes. This position also supports ensuring appropr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Houston, TX is looking for a Senior Internal Auditor. The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for: Executing reviews of risks, objectives, processes, and controls under the direction and supervision of Internal Audit Management Performing reviews to determine whether business and process risks have been identified and understood by management Reviewing wheth...
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