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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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Commercial Loan Officer Andover Bank in northeast Ohio is seeking a professional and enthusiastic Commercial Loan Officer. The candidate must possess 3 years commercial lending experience and a bachelor's degree is preferred. Must be production oriented, computer literate, organized and able to meet deadlines. Must possess excellent writing and speaking skills. Stop in at any of our locations fo...
PAYROLL CLERK New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. has an immediate opening for a knowledgeable and experienced Payroll Clerk at our Corporate Office in New Enterprise, PA. This position reports to the Corporate Payroll Manager. The Payroll Clerk is responsible to administer tasks and assist in the operation of the Payroll Department in a large and complex business environment. Successful candi...
Company Confidential Johnstown, PA, 15905
Accountant/Bookkeeper for local accounting firm. Associate’s degree helpful. Must have computer skills & knowledge of QuickBooks & payroll accounting. Salary and benefits negotiable, tax experience a plus. Send resumes to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Johnstown Tribune Democrat...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49684
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT. Traverse City real estate office is seeking applicants for full time position. Candidate must have good computer skills, be proficient in Microsoft office, & A/R & A/P required. Email resume to: Julie.vance@ cbgreatlakes.com No telephone calls This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
MUNI BOND BROKER TRAINEE Earn $250k annually. Train with million $ brokers. Service High-Net-Worth Investors. Series 7 a plus Salary + Commission + Benefits. Boca Raton Email resume: ***** keywords: financial sales trainee municipal bonds Product sales trader stucturer risk manager financial planner marketing wealth management...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77024
HC167977: AMERICANIZED BENEFIT CONSULTANTS Houston, TX See Below to Apply Senior Financial Analyst Requirements: Req. MBA in Finance, plus 3 month experience in the position offered. Resume must be mailed to the job site, AMERICANIZED BENEFIT CONSULTANTS Attn: HR Manager at 9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 150. Houston, TX 77024...
Company Confidential Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648
*TOP JOB* Accounts Payable Representative Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has a full time position available in the Administrative office for an Accounts Payable Representative to perform day-to-day clerical, fiscal and data entry functions for ALSM's Finance De- partment. The successful candidate will have knowledge of accounts receivable practices; knowledge of accounts payable practices ...
UNITED PRINTING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As we begin celebrating our 50th year United Printing will be relocating to a new state-of-the-art facility and want talented people to join our team. We are looking for permanent, long-term positions in accounting, production, administration and sales. Highly motivated candidates can expect good pay, great working conditions and a secure position in which to g...
TREASURER / COMPTROLLER Menomonie - (Population 16,002) seeks applicants for the position of Treasurer / Comptroller. Qualifications (partial listing): Prior experience as a degreed accountant with 3 to 5 years of related municipal governmental experience required. Responsibilities of the position include supervising office staff, preparing general ledger entries, financial statements, budgets, au...
JOIN OUR ACCOUNTING TEAM! Mathy Construction Company, a general contractor specializing in asphalt paving and aggregate production/crushing, is currently seeking qualified individuals join our team within the following positions: Accountant, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Qualified candidates will have: Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office); An Associate's degree or higher in acc...
CONTROLLER Immediate Opportunity Weinberg Campus is a thoughtfully and uniquely designed residential community that is focused on providing a continually-innovative approach to senior living, enabling area seniors to enjoy a healthy, independent and engaged lifestyle. Weinberg Campus is a non-profit organization serving all faiths and is passionate about creating home-like environments that assi...
Company Confidential North Jackson, OH, 44451
CONTROLLER Northeast Ohio Steel Service Center and Heavy Metal Stamping and Assembly Operation has an immediate opening for the position of Controller. The Controller is responsible for the completion and accuracy of all financial functions at the organization, including cycle management, cost accounting, reporting, analysis and risk management and internal controls.This is a day to day, hands on ...
This position is located in our VA, Hampton facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets...
This position is located in our VA, McLean facility • Support the senior Budget Officer and Comptroller in the areas of budget execution and formulation. • Assist with preparation of the annual budget submissions; providing guidance to directorate and center personnel on technical program and budget matters. • Assist with the review and verify program and budget data submitted by directorates a...
OVERVIEW: Founded in 1994, MacLellan Integrated Services has expanded from our initial core business providing critical process cleaning services to the automotive industry in the paint shop environment to a broad scope of maintenance, facilities management, HVAC, and industrial engineering services worldwide. We are currently seeking a finance and accounting professional to fill a key leadershi...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Support underwriters and agents in accessing the breadth of our products and markets • Bind risk, post the invoice and process technical data • Screen renewal applications, perform some of the underwriting and prepare the quotes for underwriter approval • Maintain producer files including distribution of marketing brochures and mailing contract information to new producers ...
Have you ever wanted to work for a start-up tech company? This is your chance to have an awesome Actuary position with tremendous up side potential !!. A well-funded tech entity is pioneering a new cloud-based platform for employers that self-fund their employee benefits. They are ready to hire their first in-house actuary (Director level). The company is HQ in tech row in Santa Monica. Compen...
Data Entry Accounts Payable Clerk job #092-14-m Please visit www.nfta.com to view complete job description and employment application. To apply: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter to: Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Application Deadline: November 28, 2014 The NFTA is an EOE....
LITTLESTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT - 12 month administrative position. Must have a Bachelor's degree Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience. Responsibilities include accounts payable, auditing, budgeting, purchasing and year-end financials. Proficiency technology including well developed skills in Excel is required. Must be customer service oriented with excellent written and...
The ACE Group of Companies is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with 16,000 employees worldwide and offices in more than 50 countries. ACE serves the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We also provide specialized insurance products—such as personal accident, supp...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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