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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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OTR?Drivers, Hometime, Full/Part-time, flexibility to drive miles and be home. Ken Pratt Trucking, 816-858-3816. Apply at : http://jobs.thejobnetwork.com/Job/11558463/1234/1427...
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A company where your Development is part of our Philosophy This growing and leading international manufacturing company of home furniture is looking to fill the position of: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST JOB SUMMARY: The Business Intelligence Analyst is responsible for supporting the companys decision making through the development of new tools for data analysis and reporting. This includes query ...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL Local full-service CPA Firm seeking a responsible & motivated CPA or CPA Candidate with 2-6 years exp. with an emphasis in taxation. The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to work in an environment consisting of varied & challenging industries. Firm offers a competitive compensation package, benefits and growth opportunites. Respond with your resume, salary...
The Payroll Manager role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to handle multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy. Must be a self-starter, and have strong accounting, systems, communication, and problem-solving skills. Essential functions: Oversee the day-to-day processing of payroll for 1 ,500 employees to include review of timesheets, computing pay in accordance ...
Job Summary: The Transaction Manager services current and new accounts by coordinating and monitoring various transaction activities and will work with internal departments to manage purchase, sales and lease transactions. The Transaction Manager will also serve as the in-house point-of-contact for clients, brokers, and others to collect or to provide information on all account transactions. Ess...
INVESTMENT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST Company Callan Associates Inc. Location San Francisco, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below for details Education See below for details Investment Operations Specialist sought by Callan Associates Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Duties: Monitor & direct asset flow for capital calls, rebalancing efforts, & fund inflow or outflow for various investment st...
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Ideal candidate will have a background in analytics with the ability to interpret data into a story, a strong desire to develop and have a focus on building relationships. Candidate’s focus will be on providing analysis, insight, perspective and reporting of trends. Workers’ compensation and/or general liability knowledge a plus. Position may be open to be based out of any Sedgwick office nationwi...
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Claims Associate Workers Compensation CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedg...
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Disability Representative CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is the pla...
Claims Examiner Workers Compensation CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwi...

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