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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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My client, a growing and successful $150 million+ portfolio management firm located in the PRINCETON NJ METRO AREA is seeking to hire someone with 2+ years experience working in the RIA/Portfolio Management field. YOU MUST HAVE A CAR OR BIKE to commute to my client's office. This individual will speak with clients on a monthly basis and provide market updates, client reviews, investment plans, and...
Independent financial planning firm is looking for an experienced financial advisor to join a large successful team. The senior advisor on this team is nearing retirement, and the younger advisor needs help managing the client base. The practice is primarily a retail investment management and retirement income practice. Some production and continued business development is expected, but servicing...
Position Summary: The Sales and Pricing Analyst will provide data analytics in relation to the development and execution of existing and new strategic pricing and sales initiatives. Develop and produce sales and financial analytical reports using pricing software and traditional Microsoft tools. Support the Pricing Director in analyzing large transactional data through Access databases, the use of...
Analyzes historical data, consolidates budgets, performs payroll analysis, reviews computer programs, participates in F&B reporting process, uploads reports and other duties as needed. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worlds most iconic hotel is now the worlds most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exceptional destinations around the globe, Waldorf Ast...
Function as an outsourced controller for multiple small businesses Work with accounting support team to close 60+ entities at Month/Period End Prepares and reviews personal and corporate tax returns, including some complex returns and related projections Reviews and approves all types of business entity and individual income tax returns to include sales tax, payroll tax, personal property tax and...
Overview: This position is responsible for providing a full range of accounting support for a specific real estate client within the FAO business unit. The incumbent will be responsible for producing financial statements and for working closely with the Supervisor and Manager on finance/accounting matters. Responsibilities: · Works with client and accounting staff to prepare monthly, quarterly, an...
Overview: This position is responsible for providing a full range of accounting support for a specific real estate client within the FAO business unit. The incumbent will be responsible for producing financial statements and for working closely with the accounting supervisor and accounting staff on finance/accounting matters. Responsibilities: · Works with accounting supervisor to prepare monthly,...
We are seeking an Accounts Payable Coordinator on a full time basis in the Hackensack, NJ area. Responsibilities will include full cycle Accounts Payable including all matching, batch and coding of invoices, cutting checks and working with vendors through phone and email correspondence. Preferred Qualities: - Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field - 2 + years relevant work experience - E...
Department Description JPMorgan Chase Audit Department provides independent and objective assessments designed to evaluate the firm’s internal control structure, evaluate the organization’s compliance with laws and regulations and identify opportunities for process and control improvements. The Audit Department helps the firm accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. With a history dating back over 200 years, here's where we stand today: We are a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion. We operate in more than 60 countries. We have more than 240,000 employees. We serve millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prom...
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. With a history dating back over 200 years, here's where we stand today: We are a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion. We operate in more than 60 countries. We have more than 240,000 employees. We serve millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prom...
Manpower is currently recruiting for an Accounting professional in the Columbus GA area. The successful applicant will have experience with small/mid-level MRP/Accounting software such as Sage Mas 90, Quick Books Pro Manufacturing, Made 2 Manage or Microsoft GP. Primary responsibilities include: Preparation of Financial Statements Month-end, quarter-end, year-end journal entries Payroll Accounts P...
KEY OBJECTIVE: Contribute to the achievement of the ACE USA Foreign Casualty ATLAS CMP Segment through the Controlled Master Program (CMP) product line production objectives, while maintaining an underwriting profit. The CMP Underwriter is responsible for production, underwriting and maintenance of new and renewal foreign casualty accounts within a defined territory. In addition, the CMP Underwrit...
An elite investment bank is seeking an Documentation Control Specialist to join the team in New York City. This position will sit in the Documentation Control group and the primary function will be around account openings and documentation. The qualified candidate must be skilled ad hoc projects and proficient in MS Office/MS Excel: VLOOK UP, spread sheets, pivot tables. Experience - 2-5 years exp...
Risk MIS Manager Boston Mass Financial Services - Commercial Banking Finance / Accounting - Risk Management Full-time United States - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston The Compensation Base Salary - $120,000 - $140,000 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 7+...
Risk MIS Manager Boston Mass Financial Services - Commercial Banking Finance / Accounting - Risk Management Full-time United States - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston The Compensation Base Salary - $120,000 - $140,000 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 7+...
The JPMorgan Chase Audit Department is accountable to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, the Office of the Chairman, senior management and our global and local regulators. The global Audit Department has in excess of 700 Audit officers. The Oversight and Control Audit team provides audit coverage of the Oversight and Control Organization and works closely with each Line of Business Aud...
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. JPMC's Audit Department, which is comprised of over 800 auditor...
Job Description: Adecco is assisting our local client with their need for several Accountant opportunites. The Accountant will work with revenue recognition as part of project focused team. If you meet the below qualifications, please APPLY NOW! Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting in revenue recognition testing involving matching the proof of deliveries with the invoices, e...
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