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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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Russell Staffing has partnered with one of Columbus's premier companies seeking to add a Collection Specialist immediately! Great opportunity for enthusiastic individual who enjoys working in a fast paced environment. Duties include: Maintaining responsibility for credit and collections for a designated number of company accounts. Working with customers to negotiate payment plans, partial payments...
The IT Portfolio Manager is responsible for establishing, maintaining, monitoring and reporting on the various IT portfolios. The primary focus is on the financial management of these portfolios using the tools standards and guidelines provided by the Finance function, but will also work with the IT Relationship Manager around prioritization and approval. · Manage the financial portfolios for core...
The Sr. Financial Systems Analyst will report to the Director of Financial Information Systems and will work closely with the Director to design, develop and modify financial dashboards and operational, managerial, and strategic reports. Works closely with Finance and Administration staff and key University contacts to determine, interpret, and meet reporting needs. As a key contact within the Uni...
Well Established Real Estate Company would like to add to their team. This is a temp-perm opportunity for the right candidate. Job Description: . Responsibilities will initially be focused on Accounts Payable- heavy coding, reconciliations. Over a period of time, candidate will assume additional responsibilities related to Accounts Receivable. Position requires the ability to research, analyze wit...
Job Responsibilities Directs and provides input regarding functions which enhance product acceptance and support corporate objectives by developing and subsequently providing customers (health care professionals, administrators, government agencies, managed care organization, medical science liaisons, sales force, marketing personnel, international colleagues and others) with clinical and other ap...
Search Synopsis – July 22, 2014 Position: Assistant Controller Company Profile Our client is a well-known hotel operator located in the San Diego area. Responsibilities The Assistant Controller reports to the Hotel Controller and will perform general ledger accounting and reconciliation functions in order to provide timely and accurate financial information to executive management. Specific respon...
Company Confidential Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
DIRECTOR OF UNDERWRITING/SENIOR UNDERWRITER POSITION(S) AVAILABLE: MUST HAVE MERCHANT CASH ADVANCE EXPERIENCE We are seeking an Underwriter/Credit Analyst with Merchant Cash Advance Underwriting experience a must. Perform credit risk analysis on prospective and existing clients, and other operational duties. Coordinate with agents at Independent Sales Organizations to obtain required or missing do...
AP Professionals has partnered with a growing publically traded company to build up their accounting group. These hands on position will report to the assistant Controller and hold a variety of responsibilities, including acquisition due diligence and ad hoc accounting and finance requests from senior management. Responsibilities Monthly close responsibilities including journal entries, account re...
Accounting Manager Growing $45MM - $60MM Tech Company in the Waltham area seeks a hands-on Accounting Manager. This position will reporting to the Controller, and will manage a small Staff. RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the monthly general ledger close process, analyzing results, and prepare Monthly Budget vs Actual reviews. Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and other reports fo...
This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Financial Associate Analyst will be a key finance contact for the Great Lakes Region team. The Finance Associate Analyst will provide support for the period end results, preparation of forecasts, Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Innovation Growth or Integrated Business Plans, alon...
This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Financial Associate Analyst will be a key finance contact for the Great Lakes Region team. The Finance Associate Analyst will provide support for the period end results, preparation of forecasts, Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Innovation Growth or Integrated Business Plans, alon...
The purpose of this position is to act as a client relationship manager with responsibility for account servicing. Functions as the central point of communication in the department acting as a liaison between various departments and functional areas. Consults with the Client Executive/Program Manager in the day-to-day client needs. Helps manages tasks and projects that impact administration of the...
Key Components: The Controller position provides leadership of CCUSA’s accounting functions, and actively encourages and supports staff development, and team performance Lead all day to day finance operations with functional responsibility over accounting payment processing systems, grants administration, banking operations, etc., while ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory requireme...
POSITION SUMMARY The Sr. Corporate Accountant will be responsible for all aspects of corporate month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, bank reconciliations and other analyses as needed. This role will also be responsible for preparing supporting schedules and analyses for financial reporting up through SEC reporting. D...
Looking for career growth? Looking for a company with a fun, casual and upbeat environment? How about the opportunity to earn bonuses and incentives? Then this opportunity is for you! You'll be joining a collections family that is bent on creating incredible results, starting a journey of career advancement and you won't just report numbers at the end of each day, you'll live up to a huge earning...
Senior Financial Analyst, Production Company One of our largest clients is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst on one of their divisional subsidiaries. They are a publicly traded media company, and this is a brand new role! They are experiencing tremendous growth, and offers a great path for long term career growth. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Monthly, quarterly and annual...
Billing Specialist needed for Suffolk County Client with high volume complex billing experience. Ideal candidate will have experience with documenting manual manipulation of bills. MS Office - EXCEL skills, Oracle a plus. Must be detail oriented! Please forward resumes to *****...
Duties: The nature of the work is focused on the monetary affairs of the company. Participates in the timely, accurate, and efficient administration of the appropriate financial system to ensure accurate financial statements, appropriate internal controls, compliance with NIKE policies and delivery of value added information. Completes system documentation including standardized work instructions...
Company Confidential Rancho Dominguez, CA
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR (Bilingual English/Mandarin) *Direct-Hire* Industry: Logistics and Warehouse Location: So Bay Area Salary: $50K A well established Logistics Company is looking for an experienced, detail oriented, organized Accounting Supervisor (bilingual English/Mandarin) to oversee the accounting functions for the company. Description: Will prepare general ledger and financial s...
Credit Analyst - Commercial Real Estate Major Bank located in Passaic, New Jersey is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding credit department. Responsibilities consist of preparing Loan Offering Sheets to be presented to the loan committee, reviewing company financial statements to asses credit risks and credit ratings, credit administration, analysis of payment history and s...
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