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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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Illinois Medical District Commission Job Description Last Updated 04/14 Position Title: Senior Financial Accountant Reports To: CFO Full-Time Non-Exempt Percent of Travel Required: None POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for all aspects of the financial statement preparation for the IMDC. Prepares journal entries, reconciles multiple bank statements, maintain fixed asset schedules. Ass...
ZOLLMedical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that can help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets...
A dynamic multi-regional consulting firm is seeking qualified individuals for Quality Control and Quality Assurance positions. Accounting and/or auditing experience is required for this position of reviewing and processing files for accuracy and compliance for a federally funded program. A minimum of Bachelor's degree and 1 - 3 years of related experience required. Preference will be given to cand...
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Responsibilities: • Preparing and distributing multi-state and biweekly payroll • Input and reconcile garnishments, incentive bonuses and discrepancies • The Payroll Specialist will process and sustain records of employees (new hires and terminations) • Assist with additional projects as needed Preferred Qualifications: • 2-4 years of prior multi-state payroll experience • Proficiency with UltiPro...
What do you think of an insurance sales job in which prospective clients call you? If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you’ve been looking for, join the Senior Life Insurance Company team! We are looking for Insurance Agents to sell whole life Final Expense policies to seniors. This can be done either over the phone or in the field via in-person sales presentations. Our lead-generation sys...
What do you think of an insurance sales job in which prospective clients call you? If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you’ve been looking for, join the Senior Life Insurance Company team! We are looking for Insurance Agents to sell whole life Final Expense policies to seniors. This can be done either over the phone or in the field via in-person sales presentations. Our lead-generation sys...
The Heartland Group is one of the fastest growing financial service firms in the Chicago land area. We are looking for entrepreneurial-minded, success driven financial advisors to join our team. We are specifically looking for advisors that are experienced with the LEAP (Lifetime Economic Acceleration Process) philosophy and have worked with the wealth in motion software. We will provide you with...
Responsibilities: • Preparing and distributing multi-state and biweekly payroll • Input and reconcile garnishments, incentive bonuses and discrepancies • The Payroll Specialist will process and sustain records of employees (new hires and terminations) • Assist with additional projects as needed Preferred Qualifications: • 2-4 years of prior multi-state payroll experience • Proficiency with UltiPro...
Large Public Accounting Firm is currently seeking Multistate Tax Senior Consultants. Multistate Tax Senior Consultants use their experience in accounting and taxation to provide compliance and consulting services to corporate, partnership, and individual clients. Multistate Tax Senior Consultants have the opportunity to develop and pursue creative strategies while using the latest technologies to...
Accounting Recruiting Manager Are you a degreed accountant who has thought about a career change? Are you tired of the traditional accounting position with month-end close? Would you like to have opportunity to drive your own income and manage your own book of business. AcctKnowledge is seeking a Recruiting Manager to join our team! Recruiting experience is not required….we’ll teach you the busine...
Our client has been in business since 2009 and is rapidly growing in the insurance industry. They are a member-owned insurance company who provides personal lines insurance services to the Public Safety Community and their families. Just recently, they were purchased by a major A+ rated Insurance Group who has been in business for over 30 years and is publically traded on the stock exchange. They...
Long term temp assignment Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Lawrence, Ma 16.50-18.00 Medical Biller Position Definition: * Responsible for timely submission of home health and hospice billing for multiple third party payers including, but not limited to, Medicare, Medicaid, commercial carriers and self pays. * Manages accounts receivables from admission through satisfaction of balance. * Screen invoicin...
Plant Controller Plant Controller for a world class manufacturing company. Reporting to the VP of Accounting, this position will be critical in preparing Plant Budgets, Forecasts, Analyzing Variances, and Inventory Control. Working together with the Plant Manager, this Contract Manufacturing Plant is a key BU in this billion dollar company. Full relocation package, great benefits and a very compet...
Are you ready to explore the corporate side of retail? The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions - Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United States; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading P...
Staff Accountant - Drive Multi-Location Financial Reporting and Analysis Job Label:CONHEAR-STAFFACCT We are looking for a proven Staff Accountant ready to advance their career to join our Finance team to drive the regional financial statement preparation and analysis process for a company that's thriving in a down economy. As a Staff Accountant for Connect Hearing in Naperville, Illinois, you will...
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Government Financial Analyst - Aerospace and Defense Ingenium Technologies - Los Angeles, CA 91355 Apply To: ***** Additional Job Postings: http://www.ingeniumtech.com/tech_staffing/ This position reports to the Director of Government Accounting. Responsibilities include conducting supplier cost and price data reviews and analyses to establish the reasonableness of the cost...
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