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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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If you are searching for an Investment/Financial Advisor job in the greater Indianapolis area, then we have what you are looking for! If you have a minimum four years’ experience in a client-focused role, and hold Series 7 & 65 or 66 licenses, then you may be the perfect candidate! Add your ability to be a “hunter” and your drive to bring in new business, and we definitely want to speak with you. ...
Our publicly traded Oil and Gas client is searching for a Sr. Financial Reporting Analyst. Essbase a plus! The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 4+ years in GL, reconciliations, reporting, analysis, and more. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Fast-paced environment offering further career development and growth! Bonus, 401K/match, and ...
We are hiring for a Sales Tax Accountant/Tax Accountant job in Deerfield, IL. You must have a minimum of three years of experience working with sales tax and advanced Microsoft Office and ERP system knowledge. You will be responsible for maintaining compliance, journal entries related to month-end close, sales reporting and tax filing. Sales Tax Accountant/Tax Accountant job Responsibilities: - ...
Accounting Principals is currently hiring for a temporary-to-hire Billing Specialist opportunity for a growing company in downtown Cleveland, OH. Candidates must have two or more years of billing experience, the ability to work in a fast paced environment and strong Excel skills. Pay is starting at $15 per hour and parking is only $55/per month! The Billing Specialist Job responsibilities include...
Our North Houston, Texas Oil & Gas client is searching for a Financial Reporting Manager to join their multi billion dollar company. The qualified Financial Reporting Manager will have 5+ years in financial reporting with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA eligibility required, CPA a big plus. SEC and public accounting a big plus.The qualified candidate must be attentive to detail, ...
Immediate direct hire role for a Tax Accountant for well-established nationwide distribution company in the Northbrook/Deerfield area. This employee will be a member of the tax team that assists the company with meeting it’s many tax reporting requirements in multiple states. The position will be involved in the day to day organization of tax documents, compliance, and research. RESPONSIBILITIES:...
Our client is hiring for a temporary-to-hire Entry Level Accountant job opportunity for a growing company in Canton, Ohio. You must have at six months of accounts receivable experience. You will be responsible primarily for complicated invoicing, posting payments to accounts, reconciliations and business to business collections. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $12.00 per hour. Th...
We are hiring for a Credit Analyst/Account Analyst job in Northbrook, IL. You must have experience managing a high volume of accounts while utilizing multiple systems. You will be responsible for managing account disputes, maintaining and updating accounts, collections and verifying orders. This is a company with long term stability! Credit Analyst/Account Analyst Job Responsibilities: - Dispute...
Our client is hiring for a permanent Cash Applications Team Lead job opportunity for a growing company in the Independence, Ohio area. The Cash Application Team Lead job qualifications include: three years minimum of cash apps experience; the person must be able to demonstrate the ability to come up with creative solutions in a “hands on” work environment. You will be responsible for applying paym...
Accounting Principals is seeking an Accounts Payable Coordinator for a healthcare management company located in Brentwood, TN. This is a contract to hire position. An ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience processing corporate accounts payables. ERP system experience is a bis plus but not a requirement (Great Plains, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Sage, MAS90, etc.) Hours are flexible: 7:30...
Purchasing/Procurement Clerk/ Specialist Job in Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced Purchasing/Procurement Clerk/ Specialist candidate to work in the Palm Beach, Florida area. Client would like someone with 2-5 years’ experience. Degree is not required but preferred. Candidate should have strong communication skills, hardworking, and organized. This company is offerin...
Accounting Principals is seeking a Credit/Collections candidate for a company located in south Nashville. This is a direct hire opening with a publicly traded company in the retail industry. An ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience with business to business collections and working with credit limits. Intermediate Excel skills are also needed to be considered for this opportunity. The mai...
Billing Analyst job in the Tulsa, OK area is currently open with a fantastic Tulsa energy company! In order to be considered for this role, you must have a minimum of three years of experience in a similar role. If you are an experienced professional with a strong billing, accounting and systems background, then Accounting Principals wants to speak to you! The benefits are considerable and gener...
Parker + Lynch is assisting a pharmaceutical client in RTP in the search for an experienced auditor to manage the SOX compliance efforts as part of the total audit plan. The responsibilities include all of the top-down assessments, scope of audit, performing the audit procedures and preparing audit reports (including periodic reporting to the Audit Committe). There will be 8-12 SOX and audit assig...
Accounting Principals is seeking a Staff Accountant for a company located in Nashville, TN. The ideal Staff Accountant candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in a full cycle corporate accounting role. This company offers competitive pay, flexible horus, and a pleasant working atmosphere. A Bachelor's degree in Accountng/Finance is needed to be considered for this role. Responsibilitie...
A Transaction Tax Manager position has been created in Tulsa, OK. Qualified candidates will have five or more years of experience with motor fuel tax and sales tax within the energy industry. If you are a degreed professional and have experience in this or a similar role this may be the opportunity you are looking for! You will love this newly created position due to remarkable growth that your fu...
Our client is hiring for a temp-to-hire Accounts Payable Supervisor job opportunity for a growing company in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The main responsibility will be overseeing three accounts payable clerks. You must have strong Excel skills, with a strong attention to detail, and experience with Lawson is preferred. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $19 per hour. Accountants Paya...
Financial Analyst job in Houston, TX Our client is a growing company with many profitable investments and enterprises in and around the Houston, TX area. This position is going to be in charge of financial analysis and reporting for their new international ventures and will be working directly with one of the Vice Presidents. They are privately owned and have been in business for several years wi...
Part-time position available for Bookkeepers with QuickBooks experience! Based in Needham, our client is a family owned business looking for someone experienced with general accounting, bookkeeping, and entering invoices into the QuickBooks system. Making collection calls is part of the role as well. To start, this is an 8 hour a week role. More hours may be added in the future. Please apply to...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temp-to-hire Staff Accountant job opportunity for a booming company in Independence, Ohio. You must have at least three years of accounting experience. You will be responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, reconciliations and fixed assets. The hourly pay for this position starts at $22 per hour. The Staff Accountant Job responsibilities include: ...

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