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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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Title: IT Audit Manager Company: Multi-Billion Dollar Public Company Location: Downtown Chicago Salary: up to $140K + bonus (Based on Experience) Travel: 30% This role reports to the VP of Internal Audit. The company is seeking for a hands-on IT Audit Manager who will oversee 1 IT Audit Supervisor and 3-4 IT Auditors (Staff and Seniors). The VP of Audit fully supports this position and provides th...
Sentry Control Systems, Inc. is a computer systems integrator focused primarily on the design, installation, and servicing of parking revenue control/building access control systems. We are looking for an experienced Accounts Receivable Supervisor, in Van Nuys, CA location. Sentry Control Systems offers a competitive salary with benefits that currently include medical, dental, and life insurance,...
Job Purpose: Secures revenue by verifying and posting receipts; resolving discrepancies. Duties: * Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions. * Posts revenues by verifying and entering transactions form lock box and local deposits. * Updates receivables by totaling unpaid invoices. * Maintains records by microfilming invoices, debits, and credits. * Verifies v...
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Job Title: Financial Assistant A Regional Financial Services Firm is seeking a Financial Assistant to support Financial Advisors in a fast-paced, multi-task environment by acting as the liaison between the client and firm. This will include but is not limited to the following tasks: Respond to client calls. Open and process new accounts. Maintain and monitor account and portfolio information. Rese...
White Energy is a leader in the ethanol industry, moving renewable fuel in a whole new direction. Established in 2006, White Energy, Inc. was founded to build and acquire ethanol production projects. Today, White Energy is the dominant producer of ethanol in the State of Texas and is positioned among the top ethanol producers in the United States in terms of permitted capacity. Our commitment to t...
White Energy is a leader in the ethanol industry, moving renewable fuel in a whole new direction. Established in 2006, White Energy, Inc. was founded to build and acquire ethanol production projects. Today, White Energy is the dominant producer of ethanol in the State of Texas and is positioned among the top ethanol producers in the United States in terms of permitted capacity. Our commitment to t...
White Energy is a leader in the ethanol industry, moving renewable fuel in a whole new direction. Established in 2006, White Energy, Inc. was founded to build and acquire ethanol production projects. Today, White Energy is the dominant producer of ethanol in the State of Texas and is positioned among the top ethanol producers in the United States in terms of permitted capacity. Our commitment to t...
Imperial Distributors, a leader in the distributing and merchandising of the highest quality supermarket nonfood products, is looking for a Conscientious, Detail Oriented and Enthusiastic person to join our highly successful company as an Assistant Credit Manager. This person will responsible for the day to day operations of the accounts receivable department, including collections, billings, cred...
The Compliance Auditor II is responsible for assisting ERC in maintaining legal and regulatory compliance by researching, documenting and communicating requirements to executive management. Responsibilities • Create and maintain a regulatory compliance database of all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations by maintaining a full regulatory compliance database inclusive of collect...
Thank you for your interest in this position. There may not be current openings for this position at this time. By submitting an application to this position, you are expressing interest should an opening become available in the future. Our recruiters routinely review available applications as openings become available Behind every successful business lies a Jack of All Trades—like you. You are kn...
Facility: Winchester Hospital (1021 Main Street, Winchester), Winchester MA Department: Physician Billing - Full-time - Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm - day shift 2 + years previous third-party medical billing experience with MEDITECH is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, strong follow-up skills is required. Experience with posting payments, understanding EOB's, CPT and ICD-9 codes and Medical...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Director - Global Accounting Policy in New York, New York (NY). Description: The Global Accounting Policy and Advisory group provides technical accounting guidance globally to all businesses and staff groups, monitors emerging GAAP (US and IFRS) and collaborates with business partners to develop and maintain the company's global accounting policies. The Di...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Top Law firm in downtown Tampa, FL is looking for Intake Specialist to perform legal research, handle new client intake, and perform analysis. Selected candidates must have the ability to handle all aspects of Intake & conflict checks which includes, but is not limited to: reviewing and processing of data; researching conflicts of interest for the firm; and obtaining and verify...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently looking for an Accounting Specialist for an excellent company in the South Tampa, Florida (FL) area. The client operates in professional services and is currently expanding its A/P & A/R department. The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for opening mail, sorting/matching/batching invoices, doing data entry, scanning/filing documents, and working with i...
Application Specialist - Intermediate/Finance About DB Healthcare IT DB Healthcare IT, focused solely on healthcare IT domain, partners with Providers, Payers and established healthcare consulting practices to provide them with qualified consulting resources. We have been very successful in providing project directors, program managers, analysts, interface engineers, training and go live consultan...
I. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: To apply broad knowledge of accounting and finance principles in the analysis and evaluation of the prior, current and future financial conditions of ongoing and projected projects, programs and operations to determine status, performance, expenditures and revenue. II. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Develops, installs and maintains budgetary procedures to mo...
Position Title: Director, Corporate Finance Job Summary: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position will lead all aspects of the accounting function including: oversight of month-end close, general accounting, capital expenditures accounting, lease accounting, cash flow forecasting, treasury matters, sales/use tax returns, consolidation of subsidiaries into local accounting system an...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Support underwriters and agents in accessing the breadth of our products and markets • Bind risk, post the invoice and process technical data into ConceptOne as well as other on-line formats. • Screen renewal applications, perform some of the underwriting and prepare the quotes for underwriter approval • Maintain producer files including distribution of marketing brochures and m...
THE OPPORTUNITY: Implement and manage Yardi Voyager Real Estate Lease Management and Accounting Software package. Manage month-end and year-end reporting process including development of new reports and monthly narrative Manage year-end tax reporting for 1099 and Tax Accountants Manage banking relationships including Operating Accounts, Investments and mortgages. Review and make recommendations fo...
This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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