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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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Company OverviewAt Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire.Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE This position is responsible for financial reporting, processing, analysis, and planning. This position is also expected to make recommendations for improving b...
Looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join a fast growing, company here in the Twin Cities. This is a very fast paced culture with quite a bit of opportunity for career growth. Sound interesting? If so, keep reading!! The Accounts Payable Specialist will: Accurately Process the AP process with oversight of their credit accounts Process high volume invoices during specific times of the year...
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. Train, evaluate, motivate, supervise and counsel staff in order to develop an efficient, accurate, professional and productive Cash Posting team...
We are looking for a Sr. Demand Planner to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team at the #1 Rated Company to Work for in NH. We are looking for someone who is passionate about data and takes ownership for all tasks as this position plays a key role in developing Hypertherm's global demand plan to support our budgets, forecasts and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. What Do You Need?...
At Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, our Finance Department is expanding, which is creating outstanding opportunities for talented accounting professionals at all levels. As one of the most prestigious academic medical centers in the nation, we provide an extraordinary environment for continuous professional growth and advancement. Take you...
Koning & Associates, Inc Based in San Jose, Ca., Koning & Associates is one of California's largest regional Independent Insurance Adjusting Companies. Founded in 1985, we provide investigations annually to over 200 insurance clients from around the country on claims within California, Nevada and Arizona via our 14 offices. If you thrive on a progressive environment that is based on integrity, har...
One of our clients, an industry leader in the pharmaceutical arena, is looking to hire a Controller. Position Summary: Responsibilities financial planning and modeling, financial reporting for internal and external audiences, oversight of accounting operations including cash management, expense control and analysis, and establishing effective processes, procedures and controls. Primary Duties and...
We are looking for a hedge fund accounting manager for our NYC location. Responsibilities Include: Coordinating overall work plan for US client service group accounting staff, which includes managing and monitoring work in progress Providing coaching, training and leadership as necessary to the client service team Reviewing all work product prepared by accounting staff including monitoring and pri...
As a Collector, you will collect past due amounts on accounts, working with more difficult accounts (long term delinquent accounts and those not paid as promised.) You will locate and contact customers by telephone and mail, handle moderately difficult skip-trace assignments, assess the individual circumstances and decide upon an appropriate course of action. This will include determining reasons...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST – GLOBAL SALES ORGANIZATION POSITION PURPOSE: We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in our Brookfield office. This position will be responsible for preparing analyses and supporting the enterprise-wide Deal Review Board (DRB). Furthermore, this position will help to ensure we are positioning our deals to maximize our chances of winning, strategically price our products...
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (DYNAMIC, FAST GROWING APPAREL COMPANY) Minimum Qualifications Are: CPA required; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 12+ years experience in accounting operations, financial reporting and internal controls; public accounting background as well as extensive experience in the apparel industry Experience with a mid-large publicly traded company or privately held company Demonstra...
SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST – GLOBAL SALES ORGANIZATION POSITION PURPOSE: We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in our Brookfield office. This position will be responsible for preparing analyses and supporting the enterprise-wide Deal Review Board (DRB). Furthermore, this position will help to ensure we are positioning our deals to maximize our chances of winning, strategically price our products...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. IT Lead, GXP Capabilities-1540140205 Description DePuy Synthes is currently recruiting for an IT Lead, GXP Capabilities located in West Chester, PA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies offer an unparallel...
Position ID:31508 Position Title:Premium Audit Reviewer II Min Education Desired:High School Diploma or equivalent Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary:Under direct supervision, with controlled authority, is responsible for review and analysis of policyholder reports. Determines additional premiums or return premiums and application classification codes in accordance with national/local...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Financial Analyst-7858140404 Description Johnson & Johnson's Source Finance COE Organization is recruiting for a Senior Analyst, to drive direct material purchase and external manufacturing cost analytics, overhead/project spend, and standard costing across the MD&D portfolio. The role is based in Bridgewater NJ. Caring for the wo...
An Estimator is needed immediately for a large Construction Firm that specializes in Heavy/Highway projects. Qualified Candidates must have 5+ years of experience as an Estimator or Engineer in the Heavy/Highway Industry and HCSS experience strongly preferred. This position is located in the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area and relocation assistance will be provided for the right fit. Responsibilities...
An Estimator is needed immediately for a large Construction Firm that specializes in Heavy/Highway projects. Qualified Candidates must have 5+ years of experience as an Estimator or Engineer in the Heavy/Highway Industry and HCSS experience strongly preferred. This position is located in the Greater Reston, VA area and relocation assistance will be provided for the right fit. Responsibilities for...
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JOB OPENING ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN Applications are being accepted for the above position. Applicant must meet the following requirements: 1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency with five (5) years previous experience and/or with combination of educational or technical training in a fast-paced and intensive office environment, bookkeeping, and record keeping and management; 2. Must be able to as...
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