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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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Job Description: This Assistant Controller Position Features: ? Growing Company ? Casual Work Environment ? Flexible Schedule ? Great Pay to $30/hour Immediate need for assistant controller seeking growing company, casual work environment and flexible schedule . Accounting degree, 5 years experience and account reconciliations will be keys to success in this growing, stable organization. Wil...
Job Description: Company is looking someone experienced with the Title business. As an Escrow Officer you would be working with many local real estate and mortgage professionals. You must be willing to dress for a professional environment daily. This growing, well known, prestigious title company offers super professional setting, great working environment and room for advancement. If you are loo...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
Job Description: This Loan Servicing Specialist Position Features: ? Great Location ? Extensive Training ? Stable Position ? Great Pay to $31K Financial Services company seeks a loan servicing specialist to reviewing loan requests, processing disbursements and preparing loan and re-conveyances. This prestigious, high tech organization offers great location, extensive training and stable posi...
Our Client: Our client is a $100mill private company in the light manufacturing space with goals to double in revenue in the next few years. Based just outside of Reading, MA our client is set in accessible offices. Known for a fun, dynamic and team orientated culture this business is an ideal pick for someone looking to be a big fish in a smaller pond and have geniune high impact. The Opportuni...
RESPONSIBILITIES: We are assisting our stable, unique and growing client in seeking an exceptionally talented Chief Financial Officer for their San Antonio, TX location. Responsible for management financial performance and development. Responsible for financial relationships including banks and investor relations up to and including negotiations of loans. Supervision and management support of ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team in Reston, VA. The Senior Accountant will primarily be responsible for accounting for the organization's rent obligations, leases and fixed assets. The Senior Accountant will also be responsible for ensuring that the internal controls and the financial processes are effective. Responsibilities: Account reconcil...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Data Entry Operator in Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI). This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Description; Sorts transactions into batches. Inputs Alpha/Numeric data. Corrects errors during visual inspection Balance cash and check deposits received from retail customers REQUIREMENTS: Cash handling preferred, 10 key exper...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in Falls Church, VA is seeking an Insurance Biller to perform insurance follow-up on medical claims with various carriers. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. REQUIREMENTS: 2-3 years experience with hospital or physician claims, billing and or collections and must be computer savvy Any relevant education and/or training will...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Our client, a worldwide and renowned manufacturing company, currently seeks a Global Operations Manufacturing Controller. The successful candidate will work with the leadership team for our Fortune 500 Business Unit in Florida. This position will provide exposure to the senior management team to drive business performance with a focus on cost reductions and operational efficiencies to deliver the ...
Fast-paced e-Commerce Consumer Product Company is looking for a proactive and resourceful Senior Financial Analyst to join our Financial Planning and Analysis Team. The Senior Financial Analyst will play a key role in providing regular business performance reports to management and developing market analysis identifying areas of opportunity. This position is responsible for working closely with de...
Telsonic AG is a 50 year old highly profitable global provider of Ultrasonic Welding equipment, based in Switzerland with subsidiaries around the world. Telsonic Solutions is a Metal Welding Division of Telsonic AG based in Newton Massachusetts. Our division started in April 2010 and is growing rapidly. We offer excellent benefits including a generous health insurance, paid leave, disability, life...
If you cannot be on PeopleSourcer's payroll as a W2 employee, please do not apply to this position. Analyze and prepare Fixed Assets analysis and write-offs and route for approvals; analyze and prepare Fixed Asset accelerated depreciation and route for approvals; analyze and prepare Fixed Asset Manual Transfers to FA and route for approvals. Research network equipment net book values and Provid...
This is a position assisting Producers in handling and processing new and renewal lines business and providing customer service to clients as assigned and requested. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in marketing, analysis and servicing of commercial insurance business in accordance with procedures outlined by the organization Develop and produce submissions for marketing on renewal...
SUMMARY Exciting opportunity for a Staff Accountant with a company headquartered in San Antonio, TX with a rich history. RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare and analyze Financial Statements using and exercising discretion and judgment for individual stations and markets in accordance with US GAAP and Company policies and attest to the integrity of financial statements Reconcile and research Balance Sheet...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Coordinates with all levels of management to prepare recommendations for financial plans, operating forecasts, and business strategy. · Leads the preparation of Long Range Forecasts, Annual Budgets, and Quarterly Forecasts. This involves establishing financial expectations with business leaders. · Analyzes financial performance through financial reporting. Interpre...
Internal Audit Manager My client is a multi-billion dollar organization in the Greater Boston area seeking an Internal Audit Manager to play a lead role in the company's growth and operational functionality. The Internal Audit Manager will work directly with all levels within the organization to create and maintain company culture, focus, and operational efficiencies. The ideal candidate will hav...
Financial Analyst Job Description Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and CEO in all financial aspects of the company ...

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