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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: A nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, MA is in search of a grant accountant. Position Overview: Reporting to the Director of Grants Management and Compliance and working closely with the global finance team and the development department, the Grant Administrator will help ensure the company is adhering to policies and procedures related to reporting for all restric...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Keene, New Hampshire (NH). The Senior Staff Accountant will perform professional accounting functions involving compilation, consolidation, analysis and review of financial data in assigned areas. Responsibilities: Prepare and process Transportation billings (Delivery Revenue, Fuel Surcharge and Special Activities) to all necessary ...
Position Summary Responsible to provide accounts payable, clerical and related administrative services for employees located throughout the USA in the submission and review of business travel expense reports; uploading of approved expense reimbursement claims for processing in Company's headquarters, and processing of vendor/supplier accounts payable for the Reston, VA office location. This is a ...
Summary: The Analyst is primarily responsible for business unit support and analysis with specific responsibilities of client invoicing and contract compliance, fixed asset accounting, commission calculations, account reconciliations, sales and property tax returns and treasury responsibilities. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: · Generation and control of client billing process, ensurin...
Provides liquidity and cash flow management services to company’s lines of business and the centralized finance function. Ensures that the daily liquidity needs of the assigned line of business are met and that the appropriate level of liquidity is maintained to support company’s financial strength. Works collaboratively, performing complex work assignments and problem resolution. DUTIES AND RESP...
Position Summary: Analyze and coordinate collections for a portfolio of large and complex OEM accounts. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: ____ Has Direct Reports __X__ Does Not Have Direct Reports Essential Functions: · Administer collections for a range of large and complex OEM accounts characterized by a significant transaction history, dispute history, availability of web portal informati...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Bank Operations Manager- Back-office/ACH Windsor, NJ Full-Time $70,000 - $80,000 Apply Apply Bank Operations Manager- Back-office/ACH Windsor, NJ Full-Time $70,000 - $80,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Operations Manager with back office and ACH processing experience, please read on! Located...
True North A/R , a National Accounts Receivable Management firm, specializing in healthcare receivables, is in need of highly motivated, detailed oriented and results driven individuals to join our Sacramento team as debt collectors. True North/AR operates as a subsidiary of EOS CCA, one of the largest accounts receivable management companies in the US, with clients in Western US and Hawaii. Res...
SUMMARY Leads a major organizational administrative unit to accomplish program objectives through the coordinated efforts of multiple teams within the unit. Establishes and implements tactical and operational strategy to achieve division objectives. Typically a mid-management level at a large division, or a staff level at a medium to smaller size division, based on sales volume, number of ...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Work in branch office to receive long-term training and ability to achieve full underwriting authority. • Work with Underwriters to help develop and execute marketing plan to drive new and renewal business, including in-person visits, telemarketing and distribution of marketing materials for insurance company partners • Be trained to evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to ...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Work in branch office to receive long-term training and ability to achieve full underwriting authority. • Work with Underwriters to help develop and execute marketing plan to drive new and renewal business, including in-person visits, telemarketing and distribution of marketing materials for insurance company partners • Be trained to evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to ...
The Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for financial reporting and tax supervision. W ill support the accounting and financial reporting group primarily through the oversight of the general ledger accountant, tax accountant and the joint venture accountant. This position reports to the Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting and Tax is primarily focused on ensuring the day-to-day operat...
Universal Health Services, Inc., (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies. UHS constantly strives to build a team to help us achieve excellence and positively impact customers in our more than 200 locally-managed acute care, behavioral health and ambulatory care facilities. With 67,000 employees in 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and ...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Credit Analyst for our Customer Focus Center located at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Manage the collection of accounts receivable by monitoring customer accounts to ensure c...
WESTWOOD LODGE HOSPITAL IS SEEKING A BILLING MANAGER JOB PURPOSE: The Billing Manager supports the delivery of quality services and the financial goals and objectives of the organization through effective day-to-day management of financial data, admissions, data processing procedures, and collections. Oversees and coordinates the overall management of patient billing and collections. Efficiently...
Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 65,000 people employed by UHS’ subsidiaries, UHS’ business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthc...
Position Summary: Responsible for overall accounting office activities to assure functions are performed in an efficient, accurate and timely manner while ensuring compliance to all internal and SOX controls. Direct the financial staff at the plant and be accountable for plant level responsibilities including, but not limited to: General Accounting, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Customer Orders an...
A well- known CPA firm in the area that offers their clients valuable knowledge and expertise in the tax services industry is looking to hire a Tax Manager. This opportunity is part of the firms’ succession plan and will have a clear path to partnership in a short time. They are seeking a “hands-on”, results-oriented Tax Senior Manager to oversee a team of highly motivated staff of senior accounta...
Requires a highly motivated person with approximately 3+ years of payroll processing experience and an interest in working at a fast growing government contractor. This role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy.The individual should be a self-starter, team-player, work with minimal supervision, and have strong commu...
TAG, we're it! It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At TAG, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of marketing and digital applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. The TAG team is growing and we are currently hiring for the following position: Accounting Assistan...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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