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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: Kforce is seeking a Sr. Billing Analyst for a Washington, DC client that will perform the following: Assist with monthly proformas Prepare draft and final invoices Assist the Electronic Billing Coordinator Prepare monthly billing reports No budget or supervisory responsibility is required REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years of Law Firm billing Be able to pass a criminal background ch...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Internal Auditor II in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Use audit knowledge and experience to contribute to a variety of operational audits, including assessments and reviews Completion of Internal Audit engagements Performing internal audit procedures Drafting audit deliverables reflecting the results of work Performance of COSO based...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accounting Supervisor-Payroll for their Brattleboro, Vermont (VT) location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Scope: The Payroll Accounting Supervisor will oversee one or more payroll staff accountants. The payroll accounting team maintains payroll-related general ledger accounts and is responsible for the reco...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client a leading White Plains, NY based CPA firm seeks a Tax Executive to join its rapidly expanding multi-state team. In this internally focused role you will assess the current tax department's work-flow, structure, policy and procedures and implement time saving initiatives to benefit and drive efficiencies across a multi-office/state tax organization. REQUIREMENTS: Pro...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Concord, NH public accounting firm is seeking an experienced, ambitious, career-minded Senior Accountant to join our team of committed professionals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparation of entity and individual tax returns, tax planning and advisory services, and preparation of financial statements. REQUIREMENTS: If you are a CPA with 3-5 years of e...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Houston, TX who can compile and provide financial and operational analysis. Duties: Identify variances and trends and provide detailed explanations to management Produce custom reports Prepare cost-volume-profit analysis reporting for key projects within the business unit areas Compile monthly exec...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Portfolio Accountant in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Prepare and review journal entries ensuring accuracy and completeness Prepare quarterly and annual analyses of general ledger accounts, trial balance, report schedules and financial statements. Responsible for the consistency, content and format of all financial statements Interact ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a (Sr.)Treasury Analyst for their Washington, DC location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: Execute daily treasury operations activities for global cash management and short-term investments. Oversee U.S. daily cash position, including short-term investing of excess cash. Ensure monthly inter-company fundi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Collections Manager for their Washington, DC location. The Collections Manager will be responsible for coordinating collection activities, daily bank deposits, and posting client payments to accounts receivable system. The Manager will work closely with the Director of Billing and Collections and the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that reporting ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a dynamic and passionate Retail Controller looking to grow a retail company in the San Antonio, TX area. Duties: Responsible for leading and driving all accounting functions to include; financial reports, consolidations, AR, AP, fixed assets, payroll and benefits Set goals for the team and support the strategic plan and vision of the company Work ...
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...
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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...

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