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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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Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respons...
ACCOUNTANTS Fast-paced, regional bookkeeping, accounting, tax, and financial management outsourcing company located in Bucks County is looking for Accountants of all levels for Full-Time positions. Working with our clients, you will gain extensive experience in various industries and best acct. practices. Core Financial Outsourcing 1754 Costner Drive, Warrington, PA 18976 Key responsibilities incl...
Popular company in Stamford, CT is looking for a talented Senior Accountant! This position is open due to internal growth and is available right away! Core Responsibilities: Coordinate with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll teams to ensure timely and accurate reporting and reconciliation Process daily cash report, including entering certain items into ERP system Work with FPA team...
We are currently seeking a Junior Analyst to come on board to help leverage for our Senior FPA team! If you want to join an established organization that is known for their dedication and passion AND want to learn from a group of experienced Analysts, this position is for you! Responsibilities: Create, update and maintain detailed financial models on our clients Assist with reporting and review of...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Experis is seeking a Senior level Internal Auditor in Raleigh, NC. Job Description: Conduct and lead financial and compliance audits and operational reviews. This involves planning audits by evaluating the complexity and risk of the audit client and adjusting the scope of the audit procedures accordingly. Plan audit reviews and establish audit programs. Determine scope of review in conjunction wit...
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Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. COMPANY DESCRIPTION Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs is the premier CPA and consulting firm based in New England. AAF has been dedicated to service excellence since its founding in 1973. Our growing team of 150+ service professionals provides best-value audit, tax, consulting, and IT advisory solutions for nonprofit organizations, commercial companies, wealthy...
We are currently seeking a full-time Payroll Professional with experience in accounts payable and ADP for a mid-size company located in Downtown Boston. Main responsibilities include: Processing Payroll for 100+ employees using ADP 401(k) Distributions Expense report filing Accounts Payable- Matching, Batching, Coding 2+ years Prior experience processing payroll is a must. Only candidates with abo...
We are currently searching for a full-time Junior Accountant role for a Fortune 50 company in Westchester county. Responsibilities include: Full-cycle Accounts Payable and Receivable Journal Entries Bank Reconciliations Month-end closing Purchase orders Expense reports Financial Statement Preparation/Reconciliation Only candidates with below qualifications should apply. Requirements: Bachelor's De...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in the Livingston, New Jersey (NJ) area, a 'Top Ranked' mid-sized CPA Firm is in need of a Senior Tax Accountant - individual tax. They pride themselves on being an exceptional alternative to the larger firms. They offer a competitive salary, benefits, flexible summer work hours and an exciting work environment. They are fast growing company offering tremendous op...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in the Livingston, New Jersey (NJ) area, a 'Top Ranked' mid-sized CPA Firm is in need of an Individual Tax Manager or Senior Manager. They pride themselves on being an exceptional alternative to the larger firms. They offer a competitive salary, benefits, flexible summer work hours and an exciting work environment. They are fast growing company offering tremendous...
Skilled, dependable person needed to handle all facets of accounts receivable process using custom industry related software program. Minimum of 4 years A/R experience and knowledge of MS Word and Excel for reporting purposes. Will also back up the A/P person so overall knowledge helpful. Resumes and interview first. Long term Temp to Perm hire position in the West Lebanon Area. Interested candida...
A-Line Staffing Solutions is searching for a Billing Rep! This is a 3-6 month assignment; payment posting, experience working with rejections, and appeals. High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate degree in accounting or business administration high desired. Data entry skills (50-60 keystrokes per minutes). Past work experience of at least one year wi...
We are currently searching for a full-time Junior Analyst for a Financial Services company in Norwalk, CT. Responsibilities include: Journal Entries Bank Reconciliations Forecasting Month-end closing FP&A Expense reports Financial Statement Preparation/Reconciliation Only candidates with below qualifications should apply. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance 1+ years internship ex...
Our client in Greenwich CT is looking for an entry level accountant to begin immediately. A 3.5 GPA or better is preferred as well as accounting internships. Responsibilities include: - Processing daily trading activity for all funds, including corporate actions, while working closely with the Trading Operations Team Communicating with our fund administrator in order to ensure our books and record...
Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income yo...
A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you build your business » Worldwide incentive travel Be in business for yourself but not by yourself! Mutual of Omaha has: » One of the best comprehensive training programs in the industry » Turn-key programs dedicated...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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