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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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It's that time of the year again, when the kids will be returning to school and you may be thinking that a part-time job could assist with household finances. Well, we have an excellent opportunity for you. We are working with a small manufacturing company who is looking for a Part-Time Office Assistant with experience in Accounting. You will be invoicing, posting checks, answering phones, coordin...
Are you looking for a great challenging environment that is fun and energetic? We have a great opportunity for an Accountant in a fast-pace PR office that is growing! Opportunity offers excellent health benefits, 401k, and other healthy living perks. Requirements: 3-5 years of experience in Accounting Degree in Accounting or related field Proficient in QuickBooks Enterprise Proficient in Excel (V-...
IBM is seeking a continuous improvement analyst in Plano, TX. The position is on site with delivery organization on client site. Preference is local candidate. If not local, travel will be required for as much as 50% of time. - Utilize IBM tools to map various business processes - Analyze process maps for improvement opportunities and work with delivery organization - Present Continuous Improvemen...
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the organization. This requires that the CFO ensures that all financial data is accurately recorded consistent with General Accounting Practices and that effective internal controls are in place to protect company assets. The CFO fully understands what factors drive financial results and presents that information to co...
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With over 50 years in business, this local leading manufacturing company is seeking an Accounting Associate to join its team. The associate will be responsible for providing accounting support within the department with various duties which include: Entering daily production into excel spreadsheet and job cost system Accounts payable duties includign matching purchase orders with invoices and ente...
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...
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...
Looking for a career with unlimited income potential and the flexibility to manage your own schedule? Mutual of Omaha provides exceptional first careers to motivated individuals with a strong passion for success to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Be part of a great team environment and start immediately paying off student loans. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their...
Looking for a career with unlimited income potential and the flexibility to manage your own schedule? Mutual of Omaha provides exceptional first careers to motivated individuals with a strong passion for success to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Be part of a great team environment and start immediately paying off student loans. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their...
Why Mutual of Omaha is the right company for you: A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses, incentives, renewals, and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you as you build your business » Contests, awards, and worldwide travel for outstanding performance » Initial and ongoing training throughout the...
Are you looking for a new career to marry your existing contacts/book of business with industry leading products and services? Mutual of Omaha, a company with the strength, stability and security that comes from over 100 years of satisfying customers, has exceptional opportunities for insurance-based financial advisors who are motivated, have a history of success, and possess a passion for making...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our local St. Louis, Missouri (MO) client is looking for a Senior Internal Auditor. This person will be responsible for executing the internal audit plan, working directly with management to develop solutions, and confirming physical existence of assets. REQUIREMENTS: Our client is looking for someone that is outgoing, eager to learn, and can work both independently and on a team...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is working with a St. Louis, Missouri (MO) area company in search of an Internal Auditor. This is a fast paced organization that offers ample business and management exposure and numerous avenues for professional growth and development. Responsibilities include: Evaluating the adequacy of internal controls, the integrity of financial statements and compliance with corporat...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Corporate Accountant in Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ). Key Responsibilities: Month-end close process General accounting responsibilities Variance analysis related to accounts and related balances Provide support to Controllership, Tax and F&PA related to various other domestic and international accounting projects Financial statement preparation Assist with com...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A prestigious public accounting firm in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) is in search of a Senior Auditor for an exciting career opportunity. This position will play a vital role in the audit and accounting engagements from planning through completion. The Senior Auditor will play a significant role in larger team projects, and coaching other team members when needed. REQUIREMENTS: Qualific...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Staff Accountant in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). Job Description: This role is ideal for a passionate person that enjoys accounting and wants exposure to business operations. You will have extensive G/L responsibilities, as well as continual process improvement projects to work on. In this role you will enjoy a strong management team that will challenge and ment...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Alexandria, Kentucky is seeking a talented Staff Accountant to perform daily accounting activities, including but not limited to: Perform daily posting of all journal entries from transactions from all modules to the general ledger Oversee the maintenance of direct deposit information for Departments and Chapters Research all inquiries Assist Accounting Staff in det...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in hospitality, is seeking a Staff Accountant in the Irving, Texas (TX) area. Great culture, benefits and location! REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors of Accounting or Finance 1-4 years of experience 1-2 years of full general ledger experience Hospitality experience is plus Multi property is mandatory Intermediate Excel skills - vlookups, sumifs, addifs, and pivot tables...
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