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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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Director Commercial Packaging, cGMP exp - CA Location: CA Experience: 12 – 25 STI-EC-ENG-44 Job Description Head of Commercial Packaging, Labeling and Design Operations group must serve as a strong model with his or her technical expertise and should lead the organization with enthusiasm and resolve in our fast pace organization. He/she should be able to lead through ambiguity, serve as a senior m...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
Our client, a large manufacturing corporation in the Elmwood Park area is seeking a Controller. This is a Direct Hire Role. Primary responsibility for the accounting operations of the organization, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the a...
Financial Analyst – EHR Alliance 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 consultants for EPIC,...
Accounting Manager - (Bilingual English/Japanese) Major international Import & Export firm in Vallejo, CA area is seeking a qualified Accounting Manager/Controller Qualifications: - Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Accounting - Full charge cycle of accounting including monthly & yearly closing - Some HR & Administration duties - Experiences in International import/export business helpful - Bi...
In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in t...
Position Description: Accounts Receivable Clerk Basic Responsibilities: The Accounts Receivable Clerk is primarily responsible for posting cash receipts and working with our credit department on researching items. Principal duties include: Posting customer payments to their accounts Reviewing sales tax documentation Reconciling payments Processing credit card transactions Reconciling the cash draw...
As a world-renowned apparel firm, it's easy to see why people enjoy working for JOCKEY – that’s because JOCKEY is unlike any other product … it stands above the rest in its product innovation, comfort and design. This role entails performing tasks for setting standards for new product and colors – researching and reporting gross margin adjustments, providing support to senior management for busine...
Company Confidential TIFTON, GA, 31794
COLLECTION REPRESENTATIVES Credit Bureau Associates (CBA) is seeking bilingual in English and Spanish or English only, individuals with great listening and information gathering skills to work on the recovery of delinquent accounts primarily in the health care industry. Do you have collection, telemarketing, health care billing experience, or a sales background? CBA offers a competitive salary plu...
CONTROLLER New Hampshire Company has an exciting opportunity for a strong controller. A successful company is expanding their management team. Looking for a professional individual to assume responsibility for all accounting and reporting operations of an affiliated group in the transportation industry. Should have 3+ years experience and an undergraduate degree in accounting or higher. Working kn...
Tampa, 33619
Billing Supervisor MasTec is a leading provider of infrastructure services and is looking to expand its work force in the Tampa area. We are currently looking to hire a Billing Supervisor to oversee all facets of invoicing and collections. The ideal candidate will need Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple billing and invoicing syste...
Would you like to join one of San Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places to Work?Are you ready for excitement and an ultra fast pace? Carenet is searching for a Controller to join our team on the Northwest side of San Antonio. Even in accounting, there is never a dull moment at Carenet. Dominating the news and economy, the healthcare industry is begging for lower costs, better value and “stand-out...
Wakefield, 01880
Accountant CONTROLLER Established Industrial Products distributor, seeks hands-on, proactive controller to manage all financial/ accounting positions and HR functions. Demonstrated mechanical aptitude with the ability to develop operational improvements as needed for fast-paced environment. Similar experience backed by appx. 10 years increasing responsibilities. Accounting degree required. Automot...
Our client, a large Fortune 500 global manufacturer is currently in search of a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team. The successful candidate will interact heavily with personnel in the Engineering/Research & Development and manufacturing and production process. You will be a key financial team member, providing valuable financial information and input into the business decisions that dire...
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Directs and manages broad spectrum of administrative functions. Lakemetroparks.com EOE Click to apply at: http://Lakemetroparks.com...
ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATES PPG Industries, Inc. Shared Financial Services Center, located in Chillicothe, OH is seeking to fill multiple clerical level accounting positions. The positions provide accounting support to various locations in the US and Canada in the areas of Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Travel & Expense, and Master Data Management. Services are provided with a strong fo...
PAYROLL/BENEFIT SPECIALIST Oregon City Schools is seeking a Payroll/Benefit Specialist with a 4 year BA Business Degree with payroll and payroll tax experience required. Competitive wages and excellent benefits. Please apply online at: OregonCitySchools.org....
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