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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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BOOKKEEPER Property Mgmt Co seeking experienced full charge bookkeeper. This is a F/T position with benefits. Submit resume/cover letter: *****...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was...
POSITION SUMMARY The Sr. Operational Accountant is responsible for leading our billing operations team. This person will be an individual contributor as well as an area lead. The individual will be instrumental in ensuring the accurate reporting of revenue and operational accounting. CORE EXPECTATIONS  Responsible for billing and revenue recognition in accordance with Company policy and GAAP prin...
Senior Tellers should be familiar with teller duties, opening and closing, placing cash and coin orders, balancing the cash fund GL, replenishing and balancing ATM transactions, running the vault, providing teller overrides and assisting with branch audit reports. We look for self-starters who thrive on having strong leadership, direction, standards to perform within, and who challenge themselves...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0279 Title PATIENT ACCOUNTS REPESENTATIVE Department Prof Billing Shift Day Hours Per Week 40 City Quincy State MA Description Responsible for review of all inpatient and outpatient functions of billing, rebilling, follow up, collection, and updating database as described by the department. Requirements High School grad or equivalent combination of ed...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0207 Title PATIENT OPERATIONS ASSISTANT Department Main Operating Room Shift Day Hours Per Week Perdiem City Boston State MA Description Performs a variety of technical and patient care functions that assist the unit nurses in daily activities. All functions performed in this position are an essential component of the hospital plan for patient care an...
Accounting Associate - in Fiscal Accounting PART TIME Days position The individual in this position is responsible for: coordinating billing and collections for all retirement housing entities, and general ledger journal entries and reconciliations as needed. The Accounting Associate/Collections Specialist is responsible to work independently to complete tasks and responsibilities in a professiona...
We are looking for someone with experience as an Agribusiness Merchandiser. Employer paid relocation along with fantastic pay and benefits can be expected! Open locations in Iowa are: (Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg, Mason City, or Sergeant Bluff) A large Agribusiness company located in Nebraska is looking for an experienced Merchandiser to complement our growing business domestically and internationally...
Job Title: Sr. Lease Analyst Location: Houston, TX Summary: The primary role of this position is to analyze and maintain the company's asset base: oil and gas leases, mineral deeds, surface leases, associated contracts and other related documents. To ensure the company is in compliance with all terms and obligations related to said assets and provide accurate acreage counts for SEC reporting. Desc...
Japanese CPA firm is seeking a Tax/Audit Accountant with professional experiences in South Bay. Qualification - Japanese/English bilingual (Japanese is more important) - At least 2 years experiences - Experiences of personal/corporate tax preparation - Analytical and problem solving skills - Excellent people skill and communication skill Job Description - Tax preparation (personal/corporation) and...
Our client in the Chicagoland area has an immediate project need for a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant consultant would be responsible for General Ledger entries and various account reconciliations, month-end accounting work including posting of entries, gathering of supporting documents, maintaining of accounting records, and various ad hoc projects. The ideal consultant must have a thor...
Full-time Investment Banking Associate Investment Banking Office in Newport Beach, California Wunderlich Securities is a Memphis-based Investment firm and member of FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation). Wunderlich is one of the fastest growing regional broker dealers in the country. We are seeking a full-time Investment Banking Assoc...
Our manufacturing client in the Chicagoland area has an immediate consulting need for a Senior Cost Accountant. The Senior Cost Accountant would create, update, and maintain cost standards for their diverse product offerings. The Senior Cost Accountant would be responsible for providing reports that supply detailed cost information and analyzing manufacturing costs to find inefficiencies, streamli...
Our client in the Chicagoland area has an immediate project need for a Senior Auditor. The Senior Auditor would provide independent, objective assurance of financial, SOX, and regulatory controls. Responsibilities: · Perform risk-based audits to identify value-added opportunities that impact key performance measures, improve processes, and strengthen internal controls. · Verify the accuracy and co...
Full-time Investment Banking Analyst Investment Banking Office in Newport Beach, California Wunderlich Securities is a Memphis-based Investment firm and member of FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation). Wunderlich is one of the fastest growing regional broker dealers in the country. We are seeking a full-time Investment Banking Analyst...
Targa Resources (Targa) is a leading provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services in the United States. We own and operate approximately 12,090 miles of natural gas and NGL pipelines, with natural gas gathering systems covering approximately 14,400 square miles and 21 natural gas processing plants. We have an expanding gathering and processing footprint across multiple shale and natural reso...
We are looking for a Syndicated Bank Loan Trade Closer for our Los Angeles, CA location. The team is responsible for providing daily operational support to SS&C GlobeOp clients engaged in a variety of investment products but with a focus on the trading of primary and secondary bank loans via CLO’s and other types of holding entities. Primary Responsibilities Include: Support the settlement process...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respons...
Description: What makes your Actuarial career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Advancement, access to data, variety of product lines, and rewards for delivering on our mission ensures you will always be challenged to do your best. As the Associate Director, Actuarial Services you will lead and manage a team with responsibility for coaching Actuaries and developing student actuaries. You will be a...
Company Confidential Grand Prairie, TX, 75050
Qualifications: Timberline experience is preferred 10-key experience Punctual Professional and friendly phone skills Professional and friendly attitude Attention to detail Ability to see, and to set appropriate priorities during the work day and week. Duties Include: Answer A/P calls from suppliers and subcontractors Open all A/P mail Print all invoices delivered electronically via email Match tic...
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