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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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Coastal Plain Area EOA, Inc. Head Start HEAD START BOOKKEEPER ASSISTANT Please visit for more details about the program, open positions or to complete an employment application! Positions are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
The Bedford County Fiscal Management Department is seeking qualified applicants for an Accountant. The Accountant will perform a variety of accounting and financial reporting tasks including, but not limited to, oversight of accounts payable process and the Pcard program; account reconciliations, journal entries, and assistance with the preparation of the annual Budget and CAFR. The ideal candidat...
ACCOUNT CLERK REPRESENTATIVE UPG in Paducah has an opening for an account clerk and representative. Must be good with numbers and computers. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Sherry at (270) 450-4150 or 1-800-874-4427 ext. 150 or email *****....
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General Basin Energy LLC SEEKING Person with experience in oilfield invoicing Excel a Must, ADP, QuickBooks knowledge a plus but not required. Also seeking Receptionist Answering phones. Medical Insurance. Bring resume in Person to: 189 SE Loop 338 Odessa TX 79766 432-580-7488...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79762
Independent Oil & Gas Company seeking Accountant/Bookkeeper Responsibilities will include: • Invoicing • JIB • Revenue • Revenue Distribution • Excel Knowledge in OGas is a plus but not necessary. Working knowledge of Accounting, Accounting Systems and strong methods in Accounting a plus. • Salary Commensurate • Full Health Benefits • Profit Sharing • Vacation Send resume to Blind Box OA-3904, P.O...
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Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPER Quickbooks & payroll exp. Email: *****...
Payment Poster Reporting to: Payment Poster Manager Location or Work Site: Syracuse Job Summary & Description: Batch posting of all fee income deposits and reconcile each batch Accurate recording of data in log ledgers Post Write offs, Disallowance, Coinsurance, Co-pays according to EOBs Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent Qualifications: Knowledge of payment posting to billi...
In this role you will be responsible for managing the audit function in hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. We are looking for someone with one to two years basic accounting experience. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a worl...
Oversees, under management direction, capital projects, continuing rehabilitation programs, repair and maintenance with regard to outside contractors, and assigns special projects, from the preliminary stage through to completion in order to maintain Hilton's high standards and quality levels throughout the hotel facility. Coordinates guest and insurance claims process. Represents hotel with WTC,...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers...
Collects, enters, processes and maintains historical, statistical data related to the Revenue Management funciton. Creates, prepares, generates and distributes daily, weekly and monthly reports using current data management systems (i.e. HILSMART, RMS, et What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? At Conrad Hotels & Resorts, smart luxury is at the core of everything we do. At ea...
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Job Description: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY for the right person - An international food maker and distributor is currently seeking an EXPERIENCED BILINGUAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK for their Las Vegas Distribution facility. Under the direct supervision of the Office Manager, this position is responsible for handling all aspects of Accounts Payable, including inventory control. Ideal person must have a gr...
Job Description: Our company is currently seeking skilled Collections Agents to join our team. We offer bonus incentive, a team oriented work environment and paid parking. Our company offers a 32K base plus an incentive plan. If you are interested and meet the requirements below, than apply today! Skills/Qualifications: -Computer literate (Windows-based operating systems). -Excellent communication...
Job Description: Our Client in the Northern Colorado area is currently looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk. The direct duties of this position include, but are not limited to: - Daily processing of accounts payable transactions, which must be performed accurately and efficiently. - Receive invoices, verify transactions, prepare invoices for data entry and enter invoices for payment....
Job Description: This Accounts Receivable Manager Position Features: ? Competitive Salary And Benefits ? Flexible Hours ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $90K Our peninsula based client has an immediate need for a Accounts Receivable Manager seeking competitive salary and benefits, flexible hours in a professional environment. Excellent organizational skills, great verbal and written commu...
Job Description: A large construction services company is seeking a well rounded Accounts Payable with experience in Quickbooks to join their growing team. This company provides restoration services to corporations, including; flood, mold and remodel work. They are actively seeking an individual with experience in Accounts Payable that can assist with entering payables and invoicing in Quickbooks....
Job Description: This Accounts Payable And Receivable Position Features: ? Temporary ? Temp To Permanent ? Direct Hire ? Great Pay to $18 to $21 per hour Immediate need for accounts payable and receivable person as well as a Payroll Specialist seeking temporary , temp to permanent and direct hire . Experience with HRIS system, experience with QuickBooks and strong organization skills will be keys...
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