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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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We have an opening for a high level Payroll Manger in Emeryville, CA. The position is Direct Hire and is with a very innovative and social responsible company. ADP, Multi-state, and heavy volume experience required. This position will be managing the whole payroll process. The salary for this position is between 80k-90k annually based on experience. The Payroll Manager Job Duties Include: - Proces...
Senior Accountant (Contract) Corporate Headquarters has an immediate need for an Interim Senior Accountant with current Great Plains experience (Microsoft Dynamics GP) to assist the Controller with their day-to-day workload This position reports to the Corporate Controller PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Preparation of daily entries for Inventory and Cash entries Assist with A/P and A/R entries for G/L...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accounting Manager for their Burlington, MA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Duties: Ensure financial integrity and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Manage staff, includes hiring, developing, training, and disciplining Oversee and ensure timeliness and accuracy of journal entries Ensure timely preparation...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a has an immediate opening for a Business to Business Collections and Billing Representative opening for a large Medical company in San Diego, CA. Essential Functions: Primary responsibility for monitoring accounts receivable balances Perform collection functions on assigned account Resolve customer issues related to non-payment conduct payment negotiation W...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Columbus, Ohio (OH). This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Description: This role examines, analyzes and interprets accounting records to prepare statements and/or advise management. REQUIREMENTS: At least one year of mortgage servicing experience. Proficient knowledge of Core Servicing Systems (s...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Plymouth, MA has an open ended temporary position for a Senior Accountant. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: This role will support the preparation of the monthly financial statements for all entities, consolidate in excel; conduct analytical review of balance sheet and income statements, and conduct accruals and acco...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Business Analysis and Reporting Analyst in Newark, Delaware (DE). Responsibilities: Heavy data mining and manipulations across multiple systems and spreadsheets to perform desired outcome and product Due diligence case request set up and delivery into the case intake infrastructure for research analyst consumption Identify and ensure inclusion of the requi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A local St. Louis, MO client is hiring for a Business/Financial Analyst. This position will be responsible for providing day-to-day financial planning, analysis and reporting support. They will also prepare monthly management reports and assist with quarterly statistical financial reporting. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance Manufacturing experience preferr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Collector for their Overland Park, Kansas (KS) location. General Summary: Collects payment on assigned delinquent accounts by reviewing documentation, contacting customers/clients by telephone and/or written correspondence and arranging repayment schedules in order to minimize loss to the organization. Essential Functions: Reviews and analyzes pertinent do...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Compliance Analyst in Newark, Delaware (DE). Responsibilities: Perform extensive systems functionality testing by adhering to detailed test scripts Document all systems behavior where the systems function is not performing as expected or required Perform an alert review on alerts generated from our new AML Transaction Monitoring system Review and anal...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Compliance Analyst in New York, New York (NY). Responsibilities: Determine list of required info/documentation (from pre-set templates) Ensure no required info is missing from the DDR Track/follow up on missing info until DDR is completed Track/follow up on approval statuses until DDR is completed -quarterback- the KYC process No client contact Collec...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to join their team immediately! This is a great opportunity for a full time position in Lake Oswego, OR. Overview: The chosen candidate will manage the forecasting, planning and reporting process with topics related to costs, ROI's and implementations of budgets. This is a key role as it will help the executive team determine spending...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant in Cold Spring, Kentucky (KY). The Legal Administrative Assistant (Secretary) will handle restricted or confidential matters, and professionally communicate with visitors and callers. Perform clerical and support functions for the General Counsel and as needed for other administrative office functions Communicate with cu...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Anti Money Laundering & Compliance in Chicago, IL. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Responsibilities: Conducts complex data analysis using AML management tools and systems to detect patterns and trends consistent with money laundering activity Documents analysis details within case management tools Performs Know Your...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Anti Money Laundering & Compliance in Chicago, IL. Responsibilities: Conducts complex data analysis using AML management tools and systems to detect patterns and trends consistent with money laundering activity Documents analysis details within case management tools Performs Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence and contacts customers as required Teams w...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is working with a St. Louis, MO area company in search of a Purchasing and Contracts Manager. Responsibilities for this position include negotiating and monitoring national vendor contracts and billing, identifying new suppliers and negotiating supply agreements, managing the AFE process, reviewing, coding, and approving invoices and purchase orders, and conflict resolutio...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant for a temporary to permanent opportunity in Coral Gables, Florida (FL). This person will be responsible for performing the following functions: Managing the executive's calendar and assisting with coordinating appointments Coordinating all travel arrangements Managing requests for meetings, conference calls, and interviews D...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a HR Manager fo their Billerica, MA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. This Job Duties: Serve as the primary reference point for HR Manage the daily functioning of all HR related activities Oversee and continue implementation of a performance management and annual review program for all employees Oversee all asp...
Job Responsibilities The Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be responsible for Actelion’s short-range and long-range planning and forecasting, annual budget and quarterly budget updates, analyze and evaluate data from various sources, and prepare month-end financial reporting. This position will report directly to the VP, FBSS and will perform ad hoc projects as needed. Primary resp...
Play a vital role in the customer banking experience at Chase! As part of JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, Chase has over 5,000 locations where our Tellers are the first and most frequent point of contact with our customers. Through face-to-face interactions with customers, you will have the opportunity to provide top-notch customer service by handling financial transactio...
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