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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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ENMET, LLC Search Summary Position:Vice President of Finance and Controller Company: The Company, based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a leading manufacturer of sensors, detectors and monitoring equipment for healthcare, safety and aerospace markets. Founded over 40 years ago, the Company is a leader in its niche. The Company was recently acquired by a private equity firm who is seeking to build the busin...
HEALTH FORCE Team Member for Our Payroll/Billing Department Premier WNY Locally Owned Home Care Agency Are you looking to make a difference with your work? It’s a great time to come and join our organization's payroll and billing team Good benefits and a locally owned company Enjoy joining an organization nominated as one of Buffalo's Best Places to Work 10 Years in a Row We are looking ...
We currently have immediate openings in Eagan, MN and the surrounding areas for a Total Loss Representative, as well as other insurance positions! When you are employed by Insurance Overload Services, you will enjoy a COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGEproviding medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, direct deposit, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!! Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience Lice...
We are seeking dedicated federal government auditors to join our growing team. Are you detail-oriented, committed to your work, and ready for an opportunity which will allow you to grow and learn many sides of the Government and Contract Auditing field? We're ready to grow alongside you in your future career here at Castro & Co. This position requires you to be a leader of a team conducting a ran...
Responsibilities At RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. we empower colleagues to be the best they can be, each and every day. We are a leader in the financial services industry and we know that in order to work with the top talent, we need to provide top-ranking benefits and culture. As a Senior Teller, you’ll provide our customers with outstanding service giving them your full attention while ma...
We currently have immediate openings in Eagan, MN and the surrounding areas for anAuto Property Damage Claim Representative, as well as other insurance positions! When you are employed by Insurance Overload Services, you will enjoy a COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGEproviding medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, direct deposit, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!! Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent ...
OKC oil and gas company is seeking a contractor to join their team. Strong potential for a permanent opportunity but need someone who is immediately available to start. Apply today!! Responsibilities: Prepare accurate and timely netback for assigned contracts Analyze and communicate monthly variances and trends Track and report A/R for assigned counterparties Provide accurate and reliable inf...
Compensation: $98,000 - $105,000+ 20% Bonus and Stock Contact: Shane Paynter Phone: 614-643-0704 Email: ***** We are searching for a confident, driven team member to manage the SEC reporting at one of our publicly traded clients.This is the ideal next step for an experienced Accounting professional who enjoys the challenges and rewards of a fast-paced, team-oriented environm...
Job Location Boca Raton, FL Job Description Provides administrative support to the insurance and financial services sales agency. Functional Responsibilities: Ensures the agency maintains compliance with documented processes and controls. Manages the client file review process and systems to ensure all post-issue requirements are submitted timely. Maintains complaint log, corrective action ...
General Ledger Accountant Valley Services Jackson, MS OVERVIEW: Valley Services is a national company leading the way in contract food service management. Valley's innovative approach combined with our culinary expertise and impeccable service has led us to great distinctions in the food service industry. The Valley Vision of "100% Customer Satisfaction by Serving with PRIDE (People Responding...
Job Description: Chesapeake VA: Our client is a well-known logistics brokerage firm and is urgently looking for an additional accounts payable specialist for their accounting team. In this position, you will work the entire cycle of accounts payable as well as the financial reporting and the reconciliation at G/L level for accounts payable. Given the volume of work, it is almost crucial that your...
Our client is a publicly-traded global provider of financial services. Our client is looking to engage an Internal Audit Consultant with significant Internal Audit experience and extensive investment product knowledge on a project basis. Our client needs a consultant who will have a low learning curve and make an immediate contribution to the Internal Audit team. Job Description: Our client has ...
The Complex Director is responsible for developing the strategic direction and relevant business model for their specific area of responsibility and for implementation, including development of key goals, targets and priorities. Key Responsibilities * Is recognized as a role model and creates a positive team-identity, leading, inspiring and guiding others toward a vision that builds Complex ca...
Pharmakon Long Term Care Pharmacy, Inc. has been providing pharmacy services to extended care facilities throughout Indiana since 2003. Pharmakon's main goal is to provide excellent customer service at a competitive price through customized solutions, and through this we have become one of the preferred pharmacy providers in the Midwest. Pharmakon Long Term Care Pharmacy is currently seeking a pr...
Our client located in Rockville, MD is seeking a Staff Accountant with Payroll experience. Candidate will handle high volume payroll processing along with account reconciliations. Requirements 2+ years payroll experience ADP experience a plus Accounting experience including reconciliations Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or related fields a plus...
Finance: Barclays Services Corp. (New York, NY) seeks App. Sprt. Anlst. - Ref. Data RTB to Anlyz., mod. & delvr. RTB sys. Sprt. Svc. for Ref. Data IT App. Mgmt. grp. Reqs: Bach. or for. eq. in Comp. Sci., IT, Eng., or rltd. & 7 yr. prog. post-bac. exp. in position off'd or as Tech. Anlst., App. Sprt. Anlst., or rltd. Dem. exp. must incl: anlzng prod. incidnts thru Incidnt Mgmt process in accord. ...
LIFE INSURANCE MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR WEALTH STRATEGIES GROUP The Ayco Company, L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, is one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive financial counseling and education services for corporate executives and employees as well as high-net-worth individuals and families. We have a full-time Administrator opportunity, located in Albany, NY, in our Wealth Strategie...
JOB TITLE: Billing Analyst PROJECT OVERVIEW: Using Costpoint, generate monthly invoices to customers. Ensure all costs are invoiced and unbilled is clean. Know contract T’s and C’s that are applicable for invoicing. JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Processes simple to complex invoices. Researches and resolves invoicing issues that may arise. Research any inquiries or invoice rejections r...
DYNAMIC Company looking for people oriented individuals who want to embark on a new career path! Home grown Buffalo Business is looking for energetic employees who are ready to thrive in their new career! We are looking for individuals who are goal oriented and are able to achieve daily financial goals compliantly, while maintaining a customer first mentality. DISCOVER ENDLESS OPPORTUNITES We w...
Immediate full-time opportunities in our Buffalo Audit and Accounting Department for degreed professionals with current public accounting experience, CPAs or CPA-track. We are looking for staff through supervisor-level individuals with experience in any number of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, SEC, government, real estate, not-for-profit, etc. Our staff accountants perform accou...

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