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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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FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER Local sawmill requires bookkeeper. Successful candidate must have previous experience in accounting. Knowledge of preparing financials, inventory reports, handling human resources, payroll, and general office responsibilities is required. An Associates Degree in accounting or work experience equivalence is desired. Required attributes include: attention to detail, computer ...
This position is located in our VA, McLean facility • Support the senior Budget Officer and Comptroller in the areas of budget execution and formulation. • Assist with preparation of the annual budget submissions; providing guidance to directorate and center personnel on technical program and budget matters. • Assist with the review and verify program and budget data submitted by directorates a...
Responsibilities include Accounting Department G/L functions as well as SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) coordinator. Email resume to ***** to apply...
Finance-Senior Analyst, Equity Derivatives Product Control (New York, NY): Analyze volatility, dividend & borrow curves for stocks & indices in structured trading books against external consensus market data providers & ensure trading desk is marked to market for all OTC equity derivative products with market consensus marks. Compute second order volatility reserve on forward starting unlimited do...
Company Confidential Woodland Hills, CA, 91367
Well established, highly profitable CPA and Consulting firm offers several exceptional career opportunities for professionals who specialize in either Accounting and Transaction Advisory Services, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Consulting, Compliance and Risk Advisory Services, and /or IT Audit and Advisory Services. This firm is a great alternative to the excessive overtime, travel and politics of typical ...
This position is located in our MA, Needham facility Support Accounting Manager in all aspects related to the General Ledger. Learn all tasks performed within the department and develop the ability to act as an alternate in each position. Assist in the month end closing process including Hyperion Corporate mapping and reporting. Provide adequate and timely responses to all audits, DCAA, E & Y,...
Financial Advisor (Central Northeast Ohio) Everence Financial has an opening for a financial advisor - base salary plus commission - to help serve clients and grow our business in the Akron/Canton area (Hartville office). As an associate to our advisor team, qualified candidates will have a minimum 3 years experience in investments and insurance business; strong interpersonal skills and sales or...
Accounting Assistant Full time Mon-Fri Online Application at: spacebound.com Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Description: Position Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) Positions in this function prepare and maintain records of accounts receivable, including receipts, claims and ove...
Description: Position Description: Healthcare isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum360. We're ...
Company Confidential Somerset, PA, 15501
FINANCIAL ANALYST to prep & analyze fin'l plans, forecasts & reports for Hotels/ motels/ conference centers owned & managed by KMD Hospitality. Job based in Somerset, PA. Send resumes to: Mahendra Patel, 215 Ramada Road, Somerset, PA 15501...
Firm Administration Locally owned CPA firm, Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is seeking a full-time Firm Administrator. Qualified individual should have a Business or Administration degree and three years' experience desired. Responsibilities include: administrative support for firm management, able to facilitate initiatives or other assigned projects, and able to multi-task. Energetic with excellent...
GARETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STAFF ACCOUNTANT The Garrett County Public Schools is accepting applications for a full-time staff accountant effective immediately. Location: Central Office, Oakland, MD Status: Exempt, Confidential (Non-bargaining) Terms: 12 Months, Regularly 8 hours per day Salary Range: $47,645-$57,048 Commensurate with education and experience Deadline: Until filled A d...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Performs complex administrative and analytical tasks in support of a contract program. This position will be a key contributor role; ideally, this individual must be a proven leader and have the ability to assess issues and recommend solutions. Responsibilities and requirements include: 1. Expertise in creation of budgets for research protoc...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Work in branch office to receive long-term training and ability to achieve full underwriting authority. • Work with Underwriters to help develop and execute marketing plan to drive new and renewal business, including in-person visits, telemarketing and distribution of marketing materials for insurance company partners • Be trained to evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to ...
Accounting Assistant Part time 20 Hrs per week Online Application at: spacebound.com Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) Prepares financial report...
If you value EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION, INTEGRITY, RESPECT and TEAMWORK- YOU belong at Western Wisconsin Cares! We are seeking an Account Clerk who believes in Western Wisconsin Cares' mission to keep individuals healthy, safe, and independent and in their homes as long as possible. A successful Account Clerk candidate will enjoy a fast-paced work environment. Our employees participate in the State o...
Description: Position Description: Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum360. ...
Description: Position Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) Th...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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