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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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Company Confidential Paducah, KY, 42003
A growing organization in Paducah, Kentucky is seeking a qualified full-time Accounts Payable / Receivable / GL Accountant. Reporting directly to the company’s CFO and Controller, the incumbent will be responsible for full cycle Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivables, month end close, financial reporting, bank reconciliation, cash flow, journal entries, general ledgers, and any additional special p...
Description JOB PURPOSE: To ensure billing accuracy and handle all billing inquiries for both Vectren’s internal and external customers in a way that exceeds their expectations. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES: Review customer meter and billing exceptions and correct in Banner billing system while meeting billing and reporting deadlines. Initiate service orders to investigate and/or handle customer changes....
Responsibilities Customer Retention: Responds to requests from field sales staff for information i.e.; price plan analysis and customer information while providing administrative and sales support, i.e.; proposals, marketing information, handling customer service issues, problem solving and follow-up on customer service issues; develops and coordinates customer training, education, and support reg...
Our client is currently seeking a Data Analyst . JOB SUMMARY: The Data Analyst is called upon to process and analyze the data utilizing proprietary software, creating finished log images for use by both internal and external customers. The Data Analyst must have the capability of supporting innovation of multi-well deliverables when needed (3-D graphics, data analytics and statistics). ESSENTIAL D...
Our client is currently seeking a Business Analyst. Detailed responsibilities include : Solution or process design by re-engineering incollaboration with business users. Conducting workshops and meetings, documenting businessrequirements and preparing functional documentation. Organization of deliverables including follow-throughcommunications until all parts and processes are finished and/or in p...
Judge Healthcare is currently hiring Care Coordinators for an exciting opportunity with a great Healthcare Company in TN Candidates will work from home. They will be the care coordinator for members living in nursing facilities and their homes which could also be an assisted living facility etc. or other type of approved housing. This requires face to face visits with the member as well as some ho...
Our client is currently seeking a Long Term Services Coordinator. Opportunity conducting health assessments in the Western Kansas region. Ideal candidate will have experience working for one of the major health insurance companies. This job will have the following responsibilities: Responsible for conducting telephonic or face-to-face assessments for the identification, evaluation, coordination an...
Accountabilities Prepare cash reconciliations and related banking activities to ensure the Company’s cash position is stated accurately. Participate in accrueds processes, prepaids, royalties and various other assignments as primary or as cross functional support. Provide support for internal and external financial statements in compliance with GAAP and/or other regulatory requirements. Participat...
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK CORESTAFF Servicesis currently seeking a Temp to Hire Accounts Payable Clerk for an industry leader for manufacturing quality food packaging in South Charlotte. 2-3 years of A/P experience required Journal Entry Physical Inventory Tracking Purchase Order knowledge Understanding of Packing Slips 1+ year of experience in Oracle Advanced knowledge of MS Excel 1+ year of experie...
Director - MH CBO Operations - Central Billing Off Facility: - Maine Medical Center Location: - Scarborough, ME Department: - Fin CBO Admin Schedule: - Full Time Shift: - Hours: - 40 Job Details: - Summary of Position Description This position is responsible for the development, direction, coordination and execution of the billing and collection activities for the MaineHealth Consolidated Billing...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. POSITION OBJECTIVE The incumbent will work closely with both the internal business groups and external vendors to apply statistical modeling, and data mining to develop scorecard solutions that help drive the f...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. POSITION OBJECTIVE This position manages the daily activities of Associates that comprise their team. This Coordinator is responsible for creating a productive work environment and for the performance measures/...
Description Responsible for Managed Care reimbursement compliance. Assists Director in special projects. Please note position required that if an offer is extended and accepted, a background check including a credit check will be performed. Qualifications Education High School Diploma required and some college preferred. Skills and Abilities Effective oral and written communication skills; Strong...
Imagine yourself working for an innovative multi-media organization! Shaw Media is seeking a full-time Finance Director. Shaw is a multi-media company publishing daily, weekly, and national publications, along with glossy magazines and award winning websites. The Finance Director will oversee all financial activities in the Shaw Media Crystal Lake, IL office, and supervise and direct the day-to-da...
Hamlet, 28345
NewToday.jpg Senior Accountant TriEst Ag Group, a distributor & applicator of agricultural chemical products in Greenville, NC, is in search of a Senior Accountant. Responsibilities include performing advanced & specialized accounting assignments which may involve complex & confidential data; obtaining & analyzing financial information to prepare reports, statements & recommendations; maintaining...
MANAGEMENT TRAINEE UNION Savings BANK, a local community bank, seeks Management Trainee to primarily serve our Ogle County market. Training and work assignments will rotate throughout our branch network. Position prepares employee to fill various management positions throughout the bank. Two to three year training program includes retail services; mortgage, consumer, and commercial lending; funds...
The Gables of Hudson, Senior Assisted Living Seeking a detail oriented individual to handle payroll, data entry for accounts payable & receivable and various office duties. This person must be experienced and possess strong communication skills. Send resume to: Sandra Warner, 5400 Darrow Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Midland, 79703
Marketing Representative Individual Needed for Marketing Position Must be outgoing, charismatic and willing to work. We offer: * Full-Time * Vacation and Sick time paid * Health insurance Please come by or send resume to: InHome Care, Inc. 808 W. Indiana, Midland, TX 79701 *****...
Compliance Auditor The Medical University of South Carolina’s Medical Center’s has an immediate opening for a Compliance Auditor to monitor compliance issues and communicate results to the department. This role assists in the development and implementation of a plan to monitor and ensure compliance with numerous policies, rules and regulations. This position performs audits to include medical visi...
F/T Office Manager/Bookkeeper needed for a small civil engineering/ surveying company. Peachtree knowledge helpful. Send resume to: *****...
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