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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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A top CPA firm is adding a Tax Senior to it's team. This firm has a wide variety of clients such as private and publicly held businesses, local government, municipalities, nonprofits, and wealth management clients. This opportunity will be demanding, rewarding, and exciting. The firm offers flexible schedules, top compensation and benefits packages, as well as a business casual work environment. T...
Job responsibilities include: monthly write up, including data entry, bank reconciliations, general ledger journal entries, financial statement preparation and review. Accountant will prepare quarterly and annual payroll reports, as well as year end tax forms -W2 and 1099 at year end. Thomson CSA experience is a plus, but QuickBooks experience would also be helpful, if no Creative Solutions experi...
I am seeking a hands on, results-oriented Tax Manager to oversee a team of highly motivated staff and senior accountants. This well established firm that offers a wonderful culture, work/ life balance, generous compensation and benefit package with unlimited room for growth. If you have ever thought about making a career change, now is the time to join a firm that will offer you professional growt...
A well known CPA firm in the area that offers their clients valuable knowledge and expertise in the tax services industry has retained my assistance in finding their next impact leader. This rarer opportunity is part of the firms' succession plan and will have a clear path to partnership in a short time. I am seeking a hands on, results-oriented Tax Manager to oversee a team of highly motivated st...
Want to be a part of something brand new to the industry? A chance to put your stamp on something that hasn’t been done yet in the area? A chance to be part of a world class team of sales professionals and the leader in the insurance industry? Jeff Wyler Automotive Family is looking for Licensed Sales Producers for a brand new agency, located at Jeff Wyler Honda Colerain. Need aggressive self moti...
My client company is looking for a bright, energetic Tax Senior to assist in delivering top quality service to its clientele. As a Tax Senior, you will manage client assignments, be responsible for all areas of tax, some quick books and GL entries, and client interaction in a corporate environment. This dynamic mid sized firm offers a very strong tenure history, extraordinary work/life culture, wi...
Seeking a full time AR/AP employee to join a dynamic accounting team with a fast pace progressive company located in Port Orange, FL. Competitive Salary + Benefits Monday to Friday 8am-5pm. Duties include but not limited to invoicing customers and processing accounts payable. Weekly billing. Researching billing issues with clients and resolve them in a timely manner. Make collection follow up call...
Position Summary: Responsible for dropping BV's from the slot machines. Accurately counting the funds from Table Games, Slots, Kiosks, and F&B. Duties and Responsibilities: · Maintains a positive attitude at all times, supporting the policies of Ameristar Casino. · Must maintain the strictest confidence of any and all confidential information disclosed by an Ameristar entity. · Adhere to establish...
A top CPA firm is adding a Tax Senior to it's team. They actively and resolutely promote work/life balance as well as professional career development and advancement. We are looking for someone who is able to accurately complete returns while successfully meeting metrics to include client retention and individual goals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expert understanding of tax return proces...
Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their lives and their income. Baltimore Life’s most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant managers. A career in Insurance Sales has offered these individuals indepen...
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 with the possibility of managing a branch...
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 with the possibility of managing a branch...
Analyzes historical data, consolidates budgets, performs payroll analysis, reviews computer programs, participates in F&B reporting process, uploads reports and other duties as needed. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worlds most iconic hotel is now the worlds most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exceptional destinations around the globe, Waldorf Ast...
Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their lives and their income. Baltimore Life’s most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant managers. A career in Insurance Sales has offered these individuals indepen...
Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their lives and their income. Baltimore Life’s most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant managers. A career in Insurance Sales has offered these individuals indepen...
We are a fast-paced, rapidly growing boutique investment bank that is seeking Financial Sales Assistants for immediate hire. You will receive competitive compensation, with earnings potential up to six figures. Responsibilities include assisting Senior Wealth Managers in servicing customer accounts, maintaining client relations, and successfully completing the fully sponsored Series 7 and 63 licen...
Acuative, the nation’s leading Independent Service Provider of voice and data communications field services seeks an experienced Collections Specialist to work in our Strongsville, Ohio location. As an integral member of our Finance Group, your responsibility and time will be focused on the professional pursuit of collecting past due accounts. Your professionalism will be evidenced not only by a h...
Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of the world's leading risk experts and specialty consultants, including Marsh, the insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financ...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers...
Baltimore Life is seeking motivated independent people who are looking to change their careers, their lives and their income. Baltimore Life’s most successful new reps have come from various backgrounds including: teachers, bankers, counselors, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, pharmaceutical sales and restaurant managers. A career in Insurance Sales has offered these individuals indepen...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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