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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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You?ve invested time and hard work to get where you are, and you want to work alongside people who?ve done the same and will motivate you to be better every day. You are looking to be challenged and grow professionally, and you need to be valued and recognized for your contributions. If this is you, Sirius is for you. Sirius helps companies become more competitive by taking advantage of technolog...
About UAIC: With over 700 employees nationwide, United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) is the largest independently owned automobile insurance company in the United States. We are committed to providing our agents, and their customers, a quality product with state-of-the–art processing and claims service. Through our affiliates we provide a variety of insurance related services, including pr...
State Farm Insurance is looking to establish new agents in the following areas: Fremont, CA State Farm® -The #1 Insurer of Cars and Homes in California and Nationally! Ranked 41st on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of top companies and one of the largest insurers in the United States, State Farm has been named one of America's Greatest Brands and been consistently recognized as a leader in the indust...
Collections – Experienced and Entry-level. Our Agency is in Woodbridge, VA., and we have new job opportunities for success. We handle medical, retail, and tax accounts and we are growing. Prior experience in collections, billing, sales, call-center or customer service is a plus. We have a fast-paced and positive office and Saturdays are not required. Salary + Commission + Bonus + Benefits. EOE. Em...
Extreme Reach is the leading provider of video advertising distribution, ad serving and talent & rights management solutions that span all video media. The Extreme Reach video platform simplifies the execution of ad campaigns across video media and is the industry's only platform that integrates both TV and online video advertising. The Company is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts. We are l...
At Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. (GB) we are constantly seeking skilled professionals who are up for a challenge and take exceptional performance to heart. The professionals we hire help us maintain our reputation as one of the most progressive property/casualty third party claims service organizations in our industry and throughout the world. Gallagher Bassett provides services to Fortune 1000...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Analyst is responsible for maintaining competitive pricing and promotional data. Supports the Manager of Pricing through database management and reporting. This position will provide recommendations to incorporate competitive pricing intelligence into pricing and promotion strategies. KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES: · Maintain competitive pricing and promotion database / rep...
Department: Hospital Accounting Location: Commerce Place - Malden Employment Type: Full Time Job Type: Non-Union Work Shift: Days Work Days: 8:30-5 Hours/Week: 40 Date Posted: Jul-22-14 Requisition Number: hrq-50105 Job Details: Bachelor's DegreeAs a member of the CHA Corporate Accounting Team this position is responsible for preparing monthly journal entries, monthly balance sheet recon...
JOB DESCRIPTION Security Finance, a leader in finance, is seeking a Customer Service Representative to join our team. We are one of the largest national leaders in the small loan industry with over 1,000 offices we offer opportunities that others cannot match! The Customer Service Representative is responsible for collections as well as providing great customer service for customers over the phon...
State Farm Insurance is looking to establish new agents in the following areas: Palo Alto, CA State Farm® -The #1 Insurer of Cars and Homes in California and Nationally! Ranked 41st on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of top companies and one of the largest insurers in the United States, State Farm has been named one of America's Greatest Brands and been consistently recognized as a leader in the indu...
Job Summary Responsible for profitable growth of small commercial Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation business through proper selection, classification and pricing of risks within assigned territory/industry. Evaluates commercial business for risk acceptability - matching price to exposure, loss frequency and severity for profitability, and rating plans/modifications for renewal retention....
Adecco is seeking a self-motivated, organized Accounting Clerk for a leading athletic apparel company in the Greater Boston area located in Westford, MA! This candidate will exhibit a strong attention to detail and support various daily accounting tasks. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates with basic accounting experience! Responsibilities -Prepare journal entries -Code AP invoices...
Staff Accountant CRW Inc., established in 1988, and located in Shreve, OH, is seeking a Staff Accountant to replace a fantastic employee. This position reports immediate to the Controller and is responsible for wide variety of financial related tasks. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with: 1) Windows based software and technology 2) Working alone or with little supervision Description ...
QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to monitor all deposits of funds and payments of tuition; ability to maintain an effective computerized system for the recording of cash and student account receivable; ability to coordinate and operate an effective collection program; experience developing, implementing and maintaining internal controls; ability to lead and mo...
Company Confidential Holbrook, MA, 02343
BOOKKEEPER Electrical testing company in Holbrook is seeking an exceptional Bookkeeper. This opportunity will require an experienced candidate with the ability to take control over the accounting function in a fast-growing company. This position to be Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday each week, local person preferred. Responsibilities: * Organization & maintenance of accounting records in QuickBoo...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
Senior Financial Analyst – Pricing and Strategy Reporting to a Director of Finance, the Senior Financial Analyst will be a key member of the Strategic Finance team. He/ she will have primary responsibility for developing financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives. This Senior Financial Analyst will provide key inputs to pricing decisions through analysis of cost structures and...
Company Confidential Naperville, IL, 60540
About the Job: Our public accounting firm, located in Naperville, IL, is growing and we are seeking a Tax Accountant/CPA to join our close-knit team of valued professionals. Our firm provides income tax preparation and planning services for individuals, closely held businesses, estates and trusts. Our other primary services include: business start-up and ongoing financial consulting, QuickBooks c...
Accounting Clerk Well established locally owned and operated company has an immediately opening for an experienced Accounting Clerk. Experience in accounting procedures strongly preferred. Strong work ethic required. Knowledge in accounts payable, general ledger abilities, 10 key calculator functions, ten line switchboard, working closely with others, etc. Drug free workplace. Excellent starting ...
Position Title:BSA/AML Compliance Analyst Date: October, 2014 Reports To: BSA OfficerFLSA:Exempt GENERAL SUMMARY Sage Bank is seeking a seasoned BSA/AML Banking Compliance analyst. Must understand all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act, Sanctions laws and regulations, including USA Patriot Act. The right candidate will have knowledge of all applicable government regulations, including but not lim...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...

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