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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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Research various accounts payable transactions and provide recommendations to resolve payment discrepancies. Account reconciliations of balance sheet accounts and related analysis to recommend resolution to out of balance issues. Routine journal entry preparation. Account analysis of spend. Consolidate forecast and budget data requiring excellent skills in excel. Research and provide detailed tran...
Starpoint is looking for a talented Federal Financial Manager to work for our client, an American accounting and advisory organization, located in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and expert knowledge at applying Federal financial guidelines and accounting, rules and principles. Responsibilities: Provide recommendations to guide the development, growth and audi...
Stevenson Automotive Group, one of the largest automotive groups in eastern NC, is seeking an experienced Accounting Clerk to join our Stevenson Automotive Group family, working in our Jacksonville, NC business office. Stevenson Automotive Group has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. We are passionateabout the integrity and reputation of our vehicle sales and service, but j...
Big Data at AT&T comes with big opportunities for innovation. With access to one of the largest and coolest data sets available, youll gain insight into the way consumers think, feel and act. And together, well turn that knowledge into innovative solutions that change the world, day in and day out. The selected candidate(s) will be responsible for implementing, improving, supporting and leading th...
Come Grow with Us!! CorTrust Mortgage has an excellent opportunity for a Mortgage Loan Originator. We are looking for people who are challenged by a fast-paced environment and who enjoy helping people achieve the dream of home ownership. CorTrust Mortgage Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CorTrust Bank N.A. a Community Bank with 25 locations in South Dakota and Minnesota. Our Minnesota location...
SUMMARY: Computershare US Internal Audit is part of the broader, global Computershare Audit, Assurance and Anti-fraud team with Audit personnel located in each of the primary Computershare regions. The Audit team contributes to and performs audits of business departments, processes, products, or functions with a view to improving controls, increasing efficiency and decreasing risk. This is a role...
Come Grow with Us!! CorTrust Mortgage has an excellent opportunity for a Mortgage Loan Originator in Sioux Falls. We are looking for people who are challenged by a fast-paced environment and who enjoy helping people achieve the dream of home ownership. CorTrust Mortgage is a privately-owned company who retains the servicing on their loans. The ability to keep your customers will set you apart in t...
SUMMARY Job Description The Accounting Administrator, serves as an important member of the National Restorations team, will report to the company’s CFO and work closely with the COO. This person’s primary responsibilities include performing the regular transactional accounting, financial reporting, cash management as well as general administrative duties for the Company. Accounting & Bookkeeping D...
Stevenson Automotive Group, one of the largest automotive groups in eastern NC, is seeking an experienced Accounting Clerk to join our Stevenson Automotive Group family, working in our Wilmington, NC business office. www.stevensonauto.com. Stevenson Automotive Group has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. We are passionateabout the integrity and reputation of our vehicle sal...
Gate 1 Travel is a major international tour operator. Please visit www.gate1travel.com or http://www.gate1travel.com/video to learn more about the company and its history. We have an immediate opening for an entry-level full time employee for a position in accounts payable in our in Fort Washington, PA headquarters office. Gate 1 Travel provides a dynamic work environment with opportunity for adva...
Job Locations: Kaneohe Bay and Camp Smith, HI Under general supervision, manages the maintenance, reconciliation, and databases containing information regarding licenses, warranties, and service agreements for the organization's hardware and software. Required Skills and Experience: Must have 5-9 years of experience with at least 4 years working with the Department of Defense Logistics and Asset M...
Financial Analyst Long Term Vendor (v-) Contract at Microsoft in Bellevue, WA This role is currently budgeted through end of MS Fiscal Year, which is end of June. There is also a strong preference by this manager to extend the role through the end of the following fiscal year (June 2015). This resource will be working on-site at Microsoft, in Bellevue, WA. This is a newly created role to help off-...
Sr. Financial Analyst (R&D) Our Client, a technology company in the Boxborough area has an opening for a Sr. Financial Analyst. It is an exciting time for the company as they continue their growth track. Great opportunity for professional growth and advancement opportunities as they continue to build the team. The Sr. Financial Analyst will be responsible for navigating R&D Engineers through their...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Accountant This is a 3-6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accounti...
SUMMARY: The following is a brief description of responsibilities to be performed by the Accounts Payable Clerk. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Responsible for the proper account coding and timely payment of invoices. · Daily processing of A/P invoices using system matching. · Research and dispute any discrepancies with...
The assistant branch manager’s main job responsibility is collection of past due loan accounts both inside and outside the office environment. This position requires the candidate to maintain a valid driver’s license, have a personal vehicle which will be used for work daily and at minimum, liability insurance. This position seeks a career oriented person who is interested in the possibility of ma...
ANB Bank offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package for the following position. Benefits package includes but is not limited to, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Provided Life and AD&D Insurance, Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, a Company Match 401(k) Plan, and Paid Vacation and Sick Time. POSITION: Banking Officer (Trust Administrator...
Job ID: 6924 Position Description: Teller/Cashier/Clerk Cash Processing Services involves the critical functions of deposit verification and order preparation for banks, ATMs and commercial customers. This requires following specifically outlined procedures and utilizing specialized counting equipment. The Teller/Cashier/Clerk position requires the enforcement of rules to protect the premises and...
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A well established and growing privately held construction company in Baltimore is seeking an Assistant Controller to join the team. Qualifications: The right candidate will have a BS degree in accounting (but not required), with a minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a corporate accounting environment, preferably in the construction industry. Experience in a multi-company environment is p...
Responsibilities About VerizonWe believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and drive y...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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