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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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Business Segment Capital - Retail Finance About Us GE Capital's Retail Finance business is among the country's most successful retail lenders, with 80 years of experience in consumer financing. The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank, provides credit card programs to retailers and consumers in the United States and Canada. We build better businesses through customi...
Business Overview: Prudential Mortgage Capital Company (PMCC) is one of the nation’s largest full-service commercial real estate lenders. PMCC originates a wide variety of commercial mortgage investments for Prudential’s General Account, investment management clients, and other third party capital sources (such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS or other institutional investors). Prudential Mor...
This is a great opportunity to join a $Billion company with beautiful, state of the art offices and excellent growth opportunity. The Senior Accountant is responsible for supporting the Controller and working with the accounting team in the day to day accounting functions and performing financial analysis in an accurate, consistent and timely manner. · Month end close- Responsible for analyzing fi...
Nesco has partnered with a growing company to fill a Senior Financial Analyst. This person will be responsible for the Global Sourcing financial to include budgeting and projecting for the business organization which encompasses 5 brands and international sourcing production offices. Candidate will be preparing, delivering insightful reporting and analysis to drive business results. Will be respon...
Leading Finance Technology Company Part-time Controller We are looking for a highly intelligent, analytical and energetic Corporate Controller who is looking for flexible work days and hours and can provide oversight to the monthly closing of our books. The candidate must understand revenue recognition issues for software and work with our current staff to produce tax basis as well US GAAP financi...
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Junior Financial Advisor - top wealth management company My client, a top global wealth management company is looking for an extremely intelligent, driven Financial Planning Associate to work in a client facing capacity on a team of Financial Advisors. This is a great opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the wealth management industry. The Junior Financial Adviser will partner with Financ...
TITLE: UNDERWRITING ASSISTANT- North America Property & Specialty Lines A. SCOPE: Understanding the fundamentals of the insurance life cycle with the ability to assist the Underwriting Unit in offering coverage, terms and conditions which generate a profit for the Company while meeting the needs of the customer. B. KEY OBJECTIVE: Provide superior policy servicing and underwriter support to North A...
Performs daily activities related to the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and other internal deposit accounts, including the timely research and resolution of exception items. Roles and Responsibilities: Performs all daily and monthly reconciliations bank-wide for all product types and ensures that outstanding items are resolved in a timely fashion. Reviews reports for errors and/or unauth...
As the Vice President of Call Center Operations, you will be a key member of the leadership team in our regional center located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. You will lead the site in the area of customer satisfaction, process improvement, and call center operations. In this role, you have the opportunity to inspire our success in excellence regarding customer satisfaction and operational execut...
Contact: Shane Paynter Phone: 614-643-0704 Email: ***** This is the ideal next step for an experienced Finance professional who enjoys the challenges and rewards of a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and wants to take his/her career to the next level! You will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the corporate strategic financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting a...
The Staff Accountant will perform daily bank reconciliations, monthly journal entries, assist with payroll funding, assist with tax filings/matters when needed, maintain account reconciliations, and perform month-end and year-end close for a growing health and wellness company. The position will also handle the detail and accurate coding of invoices and processing vendor payments via checks, ACH a...
Contact: Shane Paynter Phone: 614-643-0704 Email: ***** Excellent opportunity to join a progressive and growing company located in Columbus. Our client is hiring for a Treasurer Manager professional. You will be a key member of the company’s Treasury organization and will focus on supporting a range of corporate development activities. Top Reasons to Work with Our Client: · Worl...
Malvern, PA - Vanguard is hiring Financial Processors in a long-term capacity for their Defined Benefits Department. These positions are offered through Randstad, are temporary in nature, and are expected to last 1 to 2 years. The work is comprised of simple and complex data entry and processing. Attention-to-detail is a critical component for success, as well as, a vested interest in learning abo...
Arredondo & Co. / Westy Self Storage Arredondo & Co. is a Stamford based real estate investment firm that owns and operates thirteen Westy Self Storage centers throughout the tri-state area. Our 50+ year old company has enjoyed steady growth while focused on continuous improvement and professional development. Our company employs 65 people, eleven of whom work out of our Stamford headquarters. Con...
Billing Coordinator (Denver, CO) - Experience required Kenny Electric Service was established in Denver in 1974. We offer a complete range of Design Build/Design Assist services that include all facets of electrical, medium voltage, fire alarm, security and communications cabling. Kenny Electric is committed to redefining our customers' expectations for quality, service and professionalism through...
DESCRIPTION Otis Eastern Service, LLC is looking for an experienced senior accountant to serve as its senior accountant, with the goal of advancing quickly to the position of Treasurer. RESPONSIBILITIES The position will be responsible for various accounting activities for the company’s $200M oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance business located in Wellsville, NY including: - Preparin...
Growing prestigious company in the Capital District area is seeking a Tax Manager. This is a full-time, permanent placement with room for growth. Do you possess the following experience: BA/BS in Accounting required, MST preferred CPA certification or process toward certification 5yrs – 10yrs. public accounting specifically in taxation AICPA ethics rules, Circular 230, IRC Section 6694 exp. Qualif...
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Senior Collections/ Accounts Receivable Manager Job – Morris County Company – Large company, good opportunity for exposure and growth. Purpose of the Senior Collections/Accounts Receivable Manager Job: Effectively manage all accounts receivables and provide support to internal departments to ensure they meet the financial reporting criteria, as well as, liaise with external partners. Responsibilit...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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