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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 Analyst Principal Transparency - 70058362-31591 Description Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on r...
Business Analyst Transparency - 70058213-31560 Description Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseas...
Neopost USA markets its Neopost and Hasler brands of mailing and shipping solutions throughout the United States via dealers and direct-sales channels. The company, headquartered in Milford, CT, supplies technologically advanced solutions for mailing, folding/inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost USA also offers a full range of services, including consu...
Position Description: SUMMARY Responsible for supporting the cash forecasting process which manages armored and cash expenses ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Review bad actor ATMs to isolate reasons for high cost and/or high downtime and implement changes that will improve forecasting and cost. Responsible for seasonal and cyclical analyti...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Big Data / Financial Analyst Walnut Creek , CA; Berkeley, CA Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Ryan Kelly is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Ryan Apply Job Details If you are a Big Data / Financial Analyst who is highly analytical, please read on! Located in beautiful Walnut Creek, w...
Parker + Lynch has a Divisional Controller job in Dallas, TX. The client is looking for someone who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a minimum of eight years’ of accounting experience. You will be responsible for preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification. We are seeking someone who is proficient with Excel and has...
This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
This elite entertainment firm is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable professional will be responsible for supervising a staff of 3 analysts. In addition, responsibilities include: Developing and reviewing a reporting package - aging report, un-invoiced receipts report etc. Closing on a weekly and at-month end the AP module - this includes balancing schedules. Direct super...
Our Client, a leading manufacturing company in the northern suburbs of Illinois, is looking for a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. The position will assist the Controller in the month-end accounting close. Salary will be in the 60 - 70K range and include a full benefit package. Duties: • Closes cash disburseme...
Our Client is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor in the Deerfield area. The position requires 3 + years of experience along with a certified designation of CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or CFE. The Internal Audit Associate will schedule internal audit reviews where they will follow the Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and...
OIL & GAS COMPANY Energy Corridor of Houston Job Title: Corporate Accounting Manager Job Description: • Oversight and coordination of the regional accounts payable teams. • Supervision of fixed asset accounting and capital expenditure forecasts. • Supervision of accounts receivables, collections and cash forecasting. • Oversee timely general ledger accounts reconciliation. • Oversee corporate sale...
Staff Auditor Job in Princeton New Jersey! To be considered for the Staff Auditor job a candidate must have 2+ years of current internal audit experience. This Staff Auditor job is within a great team of internal audit professionals who will mentor your growth within their organization. Staff Auditor Job Duties and Responsibilities: *Effectively support the audit process from beginning to end, inc...
Our client is a fast growing company in the real estate and property management industry. They are looking for a Corporate Controller to be responsible for financial reporting, cash management, financial statement preparation, overseeing month end close, and other special projects. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field - 10 years of relevant experience - CPA or Master'...
One of the largest publicly held companies on LI is seeking a Sr. Financial Reporting(SEC) Accountant, Responsibilities: Preparation of SEC filings, including 10Q and 10K. Assist in preparing quarterly board of director's package, analyst telephone calls and debt covenant compliance. Strong command of current generally accepted accounting principles. Effectively assess the impact accounting propos...
Fortune 200 company on Long Island is seeking a Director of Finance for a $2 Billion distribution division. Key Responsibilities: Drive actions to achieve and exceed planned improvements in year-over-year revenue, net income, working capital and free cash flow. Partner with Business Leader to drive strategic and operating plans, and provide relevant data/guidance required to make key business deci...
Our client is hiring for an Internal Audit Manager Job in Paterson, NJ. To be considered you must have at least five years’ experience within financial audit in a large corporate environment, as well as two years’ supervisory experience. In this position, you would be working for a Fortune 500 organization with room for upward mobility to Director-level. This job is conveniently located near New Y...
Parker & Lynch is conducting a search for a Sr. External Reporting Analyst job in Troy, MI. You should have at least four years' experience working with publicly traded companies. In this position you will work directly with upper management in a fast paced environment. You can also expect to be exposed to multiple groups across the company. Responsibilities of the Senior External Reporting Analys...
Parker and Lynch is seeking candidates for a Sr. Audit Manager job in Rochester, Michigan. You need at least eight years’ experience working with SEC registrants. In this position you will work VP’s and Directors throughout the company. You will also need to be a CPA ? Certified Public Accountant. Duties of the Senior Manager, Audit Execute financial and operational audits in accordance with SOX ?...
Parker and Lynch is conducting a search for a Sr. Manager IT Audit job in Troy, Michigan. You will need a minimum of seven years’ experience leading internal IT Audit groups. You will also need to have SAP or large ERP experience. Responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Audit ? IT Develop and execute a risk based IT Audit plan Manage staff and evaluate completion of fieldwork Identify internal con...
A Senior CPA Certified Public Accountant job is available at an international manufacturing company located in Union County, NJ, which is close to New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Summit, Mountainside, Chatham, Westfield, Watchung, and Morristown. To be the ideal candidate, you must possess a minimum of four years’ experience, have an active CPA/Certified Public Accountant license or be a CPA can...
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