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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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HC007707: Clear Lake City Water Authority Houston, TX See Below To Apply Bachelor's Degree in accounting is essential. Ideal candidate must have 5 years of accounting and supervisory experience with a strong understanding of government accounting and good communication skills. Job duties include: manage the customer service department and complaints, prepare and maintain accounting records with TC...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
The Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for developing suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures as well as advising the client on various economic and regulatory risks in a specific industry field of expertise by identifying financial and non-financial performance measures, formulating and communicating the audit plan, answering complex questions involving GAAP...
The Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for developing suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures as well as advising the client on various economic and regulatory risks in a specific industry field of expertise by identifying financial and non-financial performance measures, formulating and communicating the audit plan, answering complex questions involving GAAP...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
Job description Tax Manager - North Carolina - Charlotte The Core Tax Services Manager is responsible for advising clients on the tax implications of their business objections, evaluating and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the primary client contact for complex tax issues. In...
The Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for developing suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures as well as advising the client on various economic and regulatory risks in a specific industry field of expertise by identifying financial and non-financial performance measures, formulating and communicating the audit plan, answering complex questions involving GAAP...
Job Description: This position is responsible for providing clerical support to the Billing Department. Hours for this position are 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM. Pay for this temporary position is $10/hour. Essential Functions: Date stamp and mark Proformas (DBRs) returned as instructed. Edit time and cost entries appearing on Proformas (DBRs) as instructed. Assist Billing Manger(s) with preparation and mail...
Description: The Vice President position will be responsible for the (1) Information Security, (2) Business Continuation, (3) Vendor Management, (4) Records Management and (5) Facilities functions for the overall GI business. These programs focus on the protection of resources from business, systems and financial perspectives. The objective is to ensure the GI business is protected, able to persev...
Description: Senior Account Manager Experienced in Servicing Medium-Large Accounts in the Group Insurance/Managed Care Industry Prudentials Group Insurance (GI) Middle Market (MM) Account Management team is seeking a Senior Account Manager who will be responsible for managing relationships with assigned new and existing clients, mobilizing support staff to maintain and strengthen account relations...
Description: The Disbursement Processor is responsible for accurate and timely completion of transactions (retirement plan transactions); must be knowledgeable of how they are completed and have an understanding of why they are processed as they are. Transactions processed include: Loan Initiation Rollovers Single Sum Payments to alternate payees due to QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders)...
Description: The Planning & Analysis Specialist of the Asset Management Central Planning and Analysis team will be responsible for supporting the Asset Management segment (Prudential Fixed Income, Prudential Capital Group, Jennison Associates, QMa, Prudential Mortgage Capital Corporation, Prudential Real Estate Investors Prudential Investments and Prudential International Investments). This includ...
Description: Prudential Mortgage Capital Company is one of the nation's largest full-service commercial real estate lenders. Prudential Mortgage Capital originates a wide variety of commercial mortgage investments for Prudential's General Account, investment management clients, CMBS Program and third party capital sources (such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, or other institutional investors). Th...
Description: The Business Continuation Specialist (BCS) will support the Group Insurance Business Continuation Office (GI BC Office) in all related activities - including business as usual, corporate initiatives and business initiatives. The successfull candidate will: Qualifications: 3+ years of business experience 2+ years experience with Business Continuation is strongly preferred A working kno...
Description: This newly created position is an outgrowth of the Leveraging Opportunities Client Service Back Office (CSBO) project. It is responsible for the establishment and oversight of the Accounting Proofs and Tax & Regulatory Reporting utilities for the US Businesses. The Accounting Proofs utility maintains financial and operational internal controls associated with the financial integrity o...
Description: Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) is a multinational financial services leader, with over $3 trillion of life insurance in force, over $1 trillion in assets under management, and over 45,000 employees worldwide. Prudential International Insurance (PII) business unit, a key component of PFI, manufactures and distributes life insurance and retirement products in Asia, Europe, and Latin A...
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