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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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Bookkeeping Murphy Ford has an opening for an ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ RECEIVABLE Person. Need to Know ADP Computer System. Competitive wages relative to Experience. Complete Benefits Pkg, 401K with Match, Paid Vacation and Holidays. Contact Victor at 610-494-8800 Ext. 2203 *****...
We are currently seeking experienced and entry level Financial Services Professionals throughout the Northern New England Servicing area (Eastern MA, ME, NH, VT) Are you currently looking for a career that will leverage your years of experience, provide you an opportunity to build a business you can truly call your own, and deepen your connection within the community? As a Financial Services Profe...
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Job Description Are you tired of bouncing around from one job to another? In the current economy, stability and financial freedom are two important factors that job seekers look for when searching for their ideal job. Knowing that, many hard-working and achievement driven professionals have found that the Financial Professional position at AXA Advisors has the potential to provide them a rewarding...
Description Midtown Manhattan boutique brokerage firm is seeking a highly motivated individual, with an extremely outgoing and aggressive personality for this Management Trainee opportunity. Here's your chance to achieve your goal of becoming a fully licensed Stockbroker. We recently opened this sales position and we will be interviewing and hiring immediately. Your desire to advance into the very...
Sika Corporation, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Its technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Sika’s product lines include concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthen...
Responsibilities: Review and/or prepare timely and accurate quarterly and annual financial statements and review. Perform the detail consolidation, analysis and reporting for the corporate holding company under IFRS and US GAAP bases of reporting. Review and/or prepare timely and accurate quarterly and annual US Statutory basis financial statements and compliance reporting and analysis thereon. Re...
Administrative Assistant needed for Vidor company. Project will last from mid July to December. Applicant will be responsible for ap/ar and payroll. Applicant MUST have Quickbooks experience, company isn't willing to train. Hours are Monday - Friday, from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and pay ranges from $12-$13/hr....
GAINSCO Auto Insurance markets non-standard private passenger automobile products through retail agencies, in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. GAINSCO Auto Insurance has fully integrated insurance capabilities, including marketing, underwriting, customer service and claims handling. Our operations are bilingual (English/Spanish). Job Purpose: To...
The Fixed Assets Team Lead performs a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with significant responsibility for accounting of fixed assets and review of all general ledger accounts related to fixed assets. This includes managing 5-8 staff accountants and clerks that are executing fixed asset accounting transactions and providing oversight for the field. The FA team lead oversees...
Job ID: 34551 Position Description: Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors Co., has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste manageme...
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Title: Distributed Storage / Backup Admin ((Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident)) Length of Assignment: 1+ Year Rate: Open Qualifications: Requires expert technical knowledge and skills of the installation, support, and maintenance of SAN, NAS, tape library infrastructure and associated software products. For SAN and NAS focused support, individual must have expert knowledge and experience...
COMPANY INFORMATION: Long History - over 75 years in business Approximately 300 employees Multiple, Diverse Business Units serving various industries Focused on the Chicago and IL region Loyal Repeat Clients Approximately $400 million in annual revenues Corporate office near O’Hare WHAT THE COMPANY OFFERS YOU: Fast track to CFO – less than a year for right candidate Humanitarian Spirit – volunteer...
Why [work it] anywhere else? Build your career at Riverstone. Riverstone Residential Group is currently seeking a Property Accountant to join our team in Downtown Dallas. The Property Accountant’s primary responsibility is to perform general accounting functions for an assigned portfolio of multi-family properties. This position is also responsible for reconciliation of bank accounts, analysis of...
Warner Bros. Entertainment, a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company, is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms. The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature films to television, h...
PB Operations - Client Information Team The Client Information Team is made up of highly dedicated individuals who are responsible for all aspects of the opening and maintenance of Private Banking Client accounts and relationships. The team interacts with a variety of internal groups including, but not limited to the Account Initiation Group (AIG), SDI Middle Office, Client Services and Fiduciary...
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc. Division: SII - Industry Automation - Sensors and Comm. Location: OK - Bartlesville Req ID: 134588 Position Title: Controller Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: The Siemens Industry Sector is one of America’s leading suppliers of industrial and production solutions. With...
About Us Well established family owned personal lines agency located in Plantation looking for self motivated, well organized, positive working attitude, customer service help. Full time, Bilingual preferred but not required, must have Homeowners Personal Lines Experience!!! THIS IS A REQUIREMENT!!!!! Please don't apply if you do not have Homeowners insurance experience! Job description: Conductin...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Corporate/Headquarters Location: PA - Malvern Req ID: 131932 Position Title: Accountant 3 Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical...
Our client is one of the largest, locally owned CPA firms in Texas. They are seeking an experienced Tax Supervisor, who can also function like a Manager. This position will supervise/manage multiple engagements within a number of niches, including Manufacturing/Retail/Distribution, Construction, Energy, Real Estate, Financial Services and Individual/Estate/Gift. Responsibilities: Supervise/manage...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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