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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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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...
Financial VANTAGE BANK TEXAS is looking for a new team member to join our McAllen office. A Vantage Bank Texas Service Associate is a major contributor whose focus is to perform teller transactions and service relationships. Job Duties: teller transactions, account openings, cross- selling products, account maintenance, sales, and problem resolution. Desired Skills & Experience: 2-5 years teller/s...
Professional Management Consulting Services (PMCS) is recruiting a Bookkeeper. 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 ...
The Manager, Collections I with American Credit Acceptance will have a minimum of 5 years of successful experience in the finance industry. Auto finance industry experience is a major plus. This position will be responsible for management of collections efforts within a department or business unit; providing information and consultation to senior management and executives; resolving complex proble...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking to fill an open position at our corporate office located in Columbus, Ohio. Casual Office environment located at Easton Towne Center - Free parking Salary: Commensurate with experience This position is responsible for coordi...
Join a great team! MGC Diagnostics Corporation (www.MGCDiagnostics.com) is the leader in providing innovative technology for cardio respiratory diagnostics. We recognize that our past, present and future success depends upon the capabilities of our employees, and seek to attract and retain skilled people with an interest in contributing to assisting MGC Diagnostics in achieving its business goals...
Company Confidential Dayton, OH, 45430
Tax/Accountant/CPA Due to on-going growth, CPA firm that serves high net worth individuals and their businesses in 35+ states presents opportunity for strong technical person to work on complex business and tax matters Everyone in our company is aware of and supportive of this search Tired of working 60+ hours a week?... We offer challenging work without the year round responsibility and excess...
Company Confidential Dayton, OH, 45430
Senior Tax This is a full time position during winter months with flexible schedule in the summer and fall. Due to on-going growth, CPA firm that serves high net worth individuals and their businesses in 35+ states presents opportunity for strong technical person to work on complex businesses and individual tax matters. We offer challenging work and the opportunity to be challenged without the ...
This is a position assisting Producers in handling and processing new and renewal lines business and providing customer service to clients as assigned and requested. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in marketing, analysis and servicing of commercial insurance business in accordance with procedures outlined by the organization Develop and produce submissions for marketing on renewal...
Company Confidential Woonsocket, RI, 02895
We are looking for a full-time Accounting Manager to join our team. This individual will be responsible for managing the daily accounting operations, including the preparation of monthly financials, processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, coordinating the year end audit and supervising a staff of one accountant. This position will also be responsible for processing payroll and acting as ...
Professional Management Consulting Services is recruiting a Staff Accountant 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 CE...
Imagine being part of a collaborative team of Auditors who work on highly visible, technically challenging projects where you travel less than 25% of the time, have a schedule that allows work/life balance and where your contributions are recognized. As the IT Audit Manager, you will be responsible for planning, organizing and executing internal IT General Control audits, advisory IT audits, and c...
Company Confidential Chelsea, MA, 02150
A major fresh produce distributor at the New England Produce Center is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Accounting Manager to handle all financial matters and support continued growth and expansion. The appropriate candidate should have relative experience in the food distribution industry. The position responsibilities, functions and qualifications are as follows: RESPONSIBILITIES: R...
Requires a highly motivated person with approximately 3+ years of payroll processing experience and an interest in working at a fast growing government contractor. This role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy.The individual should be a self-starter, team-player, work with minimal supervision, and have strong commu...
Founded in 1989, Sabre provides customers integrated end-to-end solutions focused around analytics; autonomous systems; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); critical infrastructure protection; and cyber. This solutions strategy is built upon the strength of our technical competencies in engineering, information technology, software dev...
The Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for financial reporting and tax supervision. W ill support the accounting and financial reporting group primarily through the oversight of the general ledger accountant, tax accountant and the joint venture accountant. This position reports to the Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting and Tax is primarily focused on ensuring the day-to-day operat...
Work closely with the Regional Sales Consultant, Customer Service Rep, and Center Manager and Managing Physicians to maintain existing accounts and resolve any client issues. Generate new business from employers with <50 employees. Maintain regular contact with existing clients using USHW databases for each center in the territory to ensure we are meeting their needs. Introduce new and existing se...
Job Description All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta, is currently seeking a Compliance Manager to join our team. Position Summary: Assists the Director, Compliance Services with overseeing and tracking all activities related to risk management for All Covered clients. Activities include Enterprise Risk Management, GLBA and IT Risk Management, Data Classification and asset management, and ...
MARQUETTE - The Veridea Group seeks to hire an experienced, well- organized, dependable, accountant. Two years of accounting experience preferred. Strong bookkeeping and Quickbooks background necessary. Must be knowledgeable of financial statements, month-end reporting, payroll tax prep and reporting, and budget analysis. Apply online at www.verideajobs.com No phone calls, please. provided ...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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