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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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Position: Accounting Manager Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Status: Exempt, Salaried Company Description: Crossroads School for Children is a Department of Education approved private 501 (C)(3) nonprofit Corporation serving students from age 3 to 22 years in Natick, MA. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational program based on the principles of Applied Behav...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
FirstMerit Bank is looking for experienced Auditors to join our growing team! As an Auditor you will audit a wide range of small and moderate sized departments within FirstMerit, reviewing and evaluating compliance with policies and procedures, reviewing and evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, preparing work papers to adequately document audit work performed and support co...
FirstMerit Bank is seeking an experienced Audit Project Lead to join our growing team in Akron. As a more senior staff member, assists the Senior Manager in completing the annual audit plan; represent Audit on special projects; and other assigned duties. Perform all aspects of audits of moderate and large, complex areas to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal control; c...
Tax Associate works directly with clients and the firm's partners, principals, other associates and paraprofessionals in providing tax services for business and individual clients. Seasonal overtime is expected at certain times of the year. Compensation commensurate with experience. In order to better serve the growing I-35 corridor between San Antonio and San Marcos, our firm recently opened a s...
Financial Analyst Job Description Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and CEO in all financial aspects of the company ...
Chewy.com seeks to fill a Finance Manager – Fulfillment Center role to own and build financial modeling, reporting and strategy directly related to Fulfillment Center. Chewy.com is a dynamic company that is rapidly growing and this position will lead the charge in the Operations space. You will be responsible for all aspects of Fulfillment Center (Safety, Customer Experience, Quality, Productivity...
Job Title: Manager Financial Planning and Analysis Location: San Jose, CA This role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company. This individual will be a leader in the FP&A Department and will be spear-heading the Company’s financial forecast, annual budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support...
Grand Circle Corporation is a premier direct marketer and the world leader in international travel, adventure and discovery for Americans over 50. Headquartered in Boston, MA, we are a $600M global enterprise with 30 regional offices worldwide that employs more than 2000 associates. Since our founding in 1958, Grand Circle has served more than two million travelers. We have received numerous awar...
Company Confidential Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
CONTROLLER 45+ year old Wholesale distribution company with eight locations continues to expand and grow steadily and has created a new position for a Controller. You will be part of the Senior Mngt. team reporting to CEO of the company and will be providing technical insight and strategy eventually becoming a trusted advisor to the Sr. Mngt team You will supporting 60+ users and will be involve...
Your skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for a company where you are making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Manpower Professional knows how and where to get you where you want to go. You will have the responsibility for the overall supervision...
About Us East End Welding is a specialty welding and heavy fabrication manufacturer of made to order products built to our customer’s specifications. A subsidiary of Connell Limited Partnership, we, along with our sister company, Anchor Danly, are a customer-centric, growth oriented organization focused on exceeding customer expectations. We provide solutions to the global market for companies o...
Pohlman & Talmage CPAs, Inc. is seeking a dedicated Accounting Specialist that will have a genuine interest in our clients and provide them with five star client service.. The qualified candidate must be coachable , forward thinking, have a great attitude, work well with others and be committed to excellence. This position will be responsible for payroll processing, payroll tax preparation, accoun...
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMPLIANCE FIRM SEEKS DYNAMIC INDIVIDUAL Founded in 2011, Centurion Group DC (CGDC) is a small political activities compliance firm seeking a dynamic individual to assist with a variety of daily, monthly, and quarterly responsibilities. Ideal candidates are well rounded and can perform the following: General bookkeeping (minimum of 5 years experience required, no exceptions)...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 69,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 27 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. ACCOUNTING SUPPORT - Enter General Ledger journal entries including manual entry and up...
LCMG is a full-service, public accounting firm seeking highly motivated professionals to join our team. If you are a CPA or CPA candidate looking for a career path that includes all aspects of public accounting in an energetic and interesting environment we are interested in hearing from you. Requirements and skills: **Candidates should have two to four years of public accounting experience with...
"Cogent's competitive advantage lies in our people... their spirit, their energy and their commitment." Dave Schaeffer, Founder & CEO Company Overview: Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providi...
THE COMPANY: 8020 Consulting applies the intellectual capital, technical expertise and energy of our team to address a range of financial projects for clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to middle market and venture backed firms. As a company, we believe broadening the application of the tools of financial analysis and reporting to every aspect of business operations—extending the reach of...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77027
Underwriting Manager/Compliance Officer For a Property and Casualty Insurance Company Responsibilities: Underwrite New and Renewal business. Develop sound underwriting policies and procedures. Process requested binders, certificates, and evidence of insurance, endorsements, and other insurance related documents; Process policy changes, cancellations and reinstatements; Be able to function w...

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