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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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Summary The outside representative is responsible for selling a service through the achievement of opportunity-based sales. The outside sales representative will be able to reach his or her business target through effective training, on-line enrollments, and physical visits with customers. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a...
SR. MANAGER COMPENSATION CONSULTING (Lake County, Illinois) Pharmaceutical / Biotech Finance / Accounting - Financial Analysis / Research/Reporting Full-time Location: Lake County, Illinois Base Salary - $100,000 - $135,000 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Minimum 10 years of experience (REQUIRED) Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree Minimum Education: Bac...
Summary The outside representative is responsible for selling a service through the achievement of opportunity-based sales. The outside sales representative will be able to reach his or her business target through effective training, on-line enrollments, and physical visits with customers. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a...
Summary The outside representative is responsible for selling a service through the achievement of opportunity-based sales. The outside sales representative will be able to reach his or her business target through effective training, on-line enrollments, and physical visits with customers. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a...
Summary The outside representative is responsible for selling a service through the achievement of opportunity-based sales. The outside sales representative will be able to reach his or her business target through effective training, on-line enrollments, and physical visits with customers. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a...
Summary The outside representative is responsible for selling a service through the achievement of opportunity-based sales. The outside sales representative will be able to reach his or her business target through effective training, on-line enrollments, and physical visits with customers. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a...
I currently have a position available for a supplemental insurance agent, with advancement opportunities to a management position. Potential first year income $60,000-$90,000, annual and monthly bonus', two company paid trips each year, plus bonus trips. Applicant must be self motivated, coach-able, train-able, and a people person. Advancement to a management position available. This is a commissi...
I currently have a position available for a supplemental insurance agent, with advancement opportunities to a management position. Potential first year income $60,000-$90,000, annual and monthly bonus', two company paid trips each year, plus bonus trips. Applicant must be self motivated, coach-able, train-able, and a people person. Advancement to a management position available. This is a commissi...
Summary The outside representative is responsible for selling a service through the achievement of opportunity-based sales. The outside sales representative will be able to reach his or her business target through effective training, on-line enrollments, and physical visits with customers. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a...
I currently have a position available for a supplemental insurance agent, with advancement opportunities to a management position. Potential first year income $60,000-$90,000, annual and monthly bonus', two company paid trips each year, plus bonus trips. Applicant must be self motivated, coach-able, train-able, and a people person. Advancement to a management position available. This is a commissi...
Our client a leading global corporation seeks an Audit Manager to join and lead its local team. In this role you will conduct detailed operational, financial, fraud, and risk based audits, manage, develop, mentor, and train staff, prepare and present risk based audit reports to internal Executive Management as well as Field Management teams, assist with coordinating and planning the scope of the A...
Our client a leading global distribution corporation seeks a Director of Risk to join its Headquarters. In this role you will implement new risk standards, ensure compliance to current as well as newly implemented guidelines, research and investigate variance, craft and present detailed operational management reports for global operations, create and track risk minimization policies, and conductin...
UNDERWRITING ASSISTANT- North America Property & Specialty Lines A. SCOPE: Understanding the fundamentals of the insurance life cycle with the ability to assist the Underwriting Unit in offering coverage, terms and conditions which generate a profit for the Company while meeting the needs of the customer. B. KEY OBJECTIVE: Provide superior policy servicing and underwriter support to North America...
My name is Paige, and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a candidate for an Operations Manager position for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Fort Worth, TX. Details for the positions are as follows: Responsible for preparing data analysis, modelling for monthly and quarterly reports Supports the manager in the Global Inf...
EverBank is more than just a bank; it's the evolution of an idea. Traditional financial institutions had become wasteful, inflexible and stuck in the past. We thrive because we adapt, transform and push forward despite the ever-changing financial environment. From our headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, we continue to gauge our success on that of our client's while seeking new opportunities to help...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Client Services Specialist job in Jacksonville, FL. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. Apply Now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Client Services Specialist job include: 1. Adhere to Client Services Department Service Level Agreements and Standard Operating Policies a...
Due to an internal promotion, we are hiring a Financial Analyst II in Grand Rapids, Michigan! Description: This position works with all Americas/EMEA product category finance leaders in performing a wide variety of cross category financial analysis, reporting, forecasting and business support activities. This position is a key contributor to the month end category and product line reporting and an...
I currently have a position available for a supplemental insurance agent, with advancement opportunities to a management position. Potential first year income $60,000-$90,000, annual and monthly bonus', two company paid trips each year, plus bonus trips. Applicant must be self motivated, coach-able, train-able, and a people person. Advancement to a management position available. This is a commissi...
Basic Function A successful financial advisory practice is seeking a candidate for an immediate opening for a financial representative assistant. The financial representative assistant specializes in client service to ensure the maintenance of an efficient, organized office that allows the representative to focus his/her energy on building client relationships. The assistant is a liaison between t...
Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. The position is in the Real Estate Industry. Duties: * Maintains tasks ans instructions defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. * Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. * Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries. * Maintains general le...
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