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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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JOB DESCRIPTION: KAMAN Hires Great People! Are you looking for an opportunity to Benefit from YOUR skills? Create Innovative Solutions, Create a Career... Come Grow with us! Outside Sales / Professional Account Manager Kaman Industrial Technologies, the largest subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, is a leading distributor of industrial products with over 200 sales and distribution locations throu...
Job Description Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, an...
About Keter Environmental Services: Keter Environmental Services is a full-service environmental management company specializing in the commercial waste and recycling industry. Keter Environmental Services operates on a national footprint servicing a variety of Fortune 500 Companies. As a management company, Keter focuses on the needs of our clients operating with a complete bias to their needs....
Job Purpose: Oversee financial/managerial accounting functions and related administrative functions. Duties: * Perform monthly closing procedures and prepare financial statements. * Supervise accounting manager * Manage cash flow and prepare bank reporting * Prepare annual budget * Coordinate year end review with outside auditors. * Coordinate year end federal & state tax returns with outs...
For problem-solvers and the analytically inclined: Help a world-leader in technology invest strategically, allocate wisely and drive shareholder value. Formulate groundbreaking processes, provide in-depth analysis and expertly manage Verizons assets. Responsibilities – Performs relatively complex revenue related audits, issue research and resolution, complex and strategic project support, analyt...
For problem-solvers and the analytically inclined: Help a world-leader in technology invest strategically, allocate wisely and drive shareholder value. Formulate groundbreaking processes, provide in-depth analysis and expertly manage Verizons assets. Responsibilities This position will be responsible for supporting daily Accounts Payable processes relating to ePayables and interface audit and co...
Student Loan Collection Representative Job Summary Responsible for collecting on past due education loans via the use of auto dialer/manual phone contact. You will negotiate full payment or payment arrangements that are suitable for both the borrower and the company. Job Duties and Responsibilities Collection Functions · Skip-tracing borrowers to locate current residence and employment inform...
Responsibilities Customer Financial Services (CFS) 800 Line - Representative Charleston In this position, you would work in a fast-paced, intense, results-oriented call center environment. Your main responsibilities would be to handle heavy inbound and outbound customer calls for accounts that are 30, 60, 90-plus days past due in order to identify and resolve outstanding issues for account rehab...
Job Title: Accounts Payable Clerk Responsibility Outline   SUMMARY: To keep accounts payables complete, accurate, and up-to-date for timely payment to vendors. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes the following and others that may be assigned by management. Sorts vendor mail. Matches packers and invoices. Researches past due invoices for payment to vendors. Loads invoices on Q...
Reimbursement Specialists - Franklin, TN - Direct Hire or Temp to Possible Hire Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent opportunity to join the team of one of our Franklin clients. The Reimbursement Specialist reports to the Accounts Receivables Manager and performs a variety of duties related to, but are not limited to, those listed below. Du...
Description BraunAbility is the world's leading manufacturer of automotive mobility products. With nearly 50 years of experience, our full line of BraunAbility products brings freedom to wheelchair and scooter users around the world. We are a purpose driven industry leader that is dedicated to giving people their independence through quality and affordable mobilization. This position will be loc...
Position is needed for Oracle EBS Finance Team to support the Oracle Accelerated Deployments. Needs to have an accounting focus preferably with Oracle R12 experience. REQUIRED: Bachelors degree in accounting - - minimum GPA of 3.0 - - minimum of 6 years of exempt accounting experience - - Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP and FASB regulations and procedures as they relate to the particular area of ...
At Gallagher Bassett (GB) we are constantly seeking skilled professionals who are up for a challenge and take exceptional performance to heart. The professionals we hire help us maintain our reputation as one of the most progressive property/casualty third party claims service organizations in our industry and throughout the world. Gallagher Bassett provides services to Fortune 1000 companies thro...
This position is responsible for participation in the preparation of the Federal and State Corporation Income Tax Returns for QTG Companies in addition to a wide variety of compliance and research tasks. This person will interact with divisional and headquarter accounting personnel, tax planning, corporate tax analysis, and the federal and state audit groups. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in...
Regional CPA and Business Consulting firm seeking a qualified Accountant and Auditor for their Dayton, OH office. Company offers a wide range of compliance services and specialty financial and consulting expertise including; Specialized Tax Projects, Audit and Accounting, Merger and Acquisitions, and Business Valuations. We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Tax Senior Accountant ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Associate Controller to join their team in Boston, MA. Duties: Responsible for managing all disbursement and payroll processing Experienced user of payroll and accounting systems Manages accounts payable and payroll team members Experienced with payroll tax matters Ensures compliance with all payroll and disbursements policies Provides assis...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Consultant for their Oakland, California (CA) location. The Financial Consultant role supports the National & Shared Service Human Resource Finance group. The consultant will develop, interpret, and implement financial concepts for financial planning and control, and will perform technical analysis to determine present and future financial perf...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a well established Fall River, Massachusetts (MA) area manufacturing company, seeks a Senior Accountant to: Ensures the accurate and timely preparation of journal entries Prepares monthly financial statements and variance analysis Supports budget and forecasting activities Develops more efficient procedures and maintains a high level of accuracy Supports the Vic...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Payroll Administrator to join their team in Norwell, MA for a temporary to permanent opening. The Payroll Administrator is responsible for computing specified payrolls, processing a variety of transactions, and preparing and generating a variety of forms and reports. Duties include: Proof changes, additions, and terminations paperwork received fro...

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