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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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JOIN A WINNING TEAM Alsco is a 125-year-old Global Uniform & Linen Rental Company! Accounts Payable - Computer Process - Process Deposit - Process Mail - Other duties as assigned Requirements: - Provide typing & 10-key proficiency certificates - Pass a pre-empl background check & drug screen All applicants must apply online at www.alsco.com. OR, use our kiosk located at 715 W Firewee...
COST/PRICING ANALYST Company Homelegance Inc. Location Fremont, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below Education See below Develop cost/pricing strategy and budget models to respond to specific requirements of retailers. Master degree in BA, Finance or Accounting. Jobsite: Fremont, CA. Res. to: Homelegance Inc., 48200 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, Attn: Rosa Chao...
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HC184935: Apache Corporation Houston, TX See Below to Apply Apache Corporation, Houston, TX seeks a Director of Corporate Planning to deliver accurate and timely forecasts and projections of the Company's operations and financials in order to enable the Company to weigh alternatives, make decisions, and prepare both short-term and long-term operating plans. Min. Requirements: Master of Busin...
A Finance Manager position in Charlotte, NC is being recruited by Parker+Lynch. If you have a 5-8 years of experience, along with your CPA or MBA, then you may have the background our client is seeking! This position will the chance to serve as a key player in achieving long-term financial goals. This role will focus on a Revenue Management, pricing optimization, utilization, and assist with Fleet...
A Senior Accountant job in Nashville, TN is currently available courtesy of Parker & Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience (preferably in manufacturing). This is rare opportunity to fast track to Controller in a 3 year time frame. If you enjoy working in all areas of accounting and not getting pigeonholed in one aspect th...
We are currently assisting one of our largest healthcare clients in their search to add a new Accounts Payable Supervisor Job to their large AP department. The group is continuing to grow as more locations are being centralized. This is a unique opportunity to supervise/manage a large group of AP staff and have opportunity for progression and promotion in the future with a stable and reputable hea...
Senior Accountant- Technical Job of Senior Accountant at a premier financial services firm in Greater Boston. Analyze and review complex alternative investment, private equity, real estate investment transactions in accordance with GAAP/Statutory and company compliance. Participate in special projects, analysis, initiatives, and process improvements. Work with bright talented accounting professi...
Senior Portfolio Accountant Premier commercial real estate firm in Boston. Responsible for a portfolio of commercial office properties. Will include review of property accountants' work. Enjoy generous benefit and compensation package. Long term growth potential. Responsibilities: • Review third-party property management reports for compliance with GAAP and corporate policy • Analyze and expla...
Internal Audit Accountant If you’re looking for a smooth transition from public accounting to industry, this could be the right move for you. In this key job within this dynamic department, you will lead and perform audits, principally financial plus but also including operational aspects. You will ensure proper compliance with company policies and governmental regulations, including documentati...
Treasury Specialist Job in Chicago If you are interested in applying to this Treasury Specialist position in Chicago, IL or other exciting opportunities with Parker + Lynch please email your word document resume directly to Andria Goff at *****. In the subject line of your email type "Treasury Specialist" Our client is a private equity firm in Chicago. The firm is growing a...
If you are interested in applying for this job opportunity, please email your resume in Word format to ***** and put “Tax Manager” in the subject line. Emailed resumes will have priority consideration over online applications. PUBLIC ACCOUNTING TAX MANAGER JOB IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IL A client, a mid-size public accounting firm, is seeking to fill a Tax Manager job in downt...
Attention all new December Accounting Graduates (or May Graduates still seeking employment). I have 2 outstanding entry level accounting jobs I am presently recruiting for. Both jobs require a BS in Accounting and a CPA or the desire to sit for the exam in the near future. Job one will involve participating in the Month-end close process which will include the following: Prepare Journal entries...
Tax Accountant Job Description Tax Accountant job in West Palm Beach, FL for large company. Great opportunity in tax with little to no overtime within the manufacturing industry. The tax accountant will help prepare corporate returns in addition to responsibility for the timely filing of Sales & Use tax and Property Tax returns. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in various speci...
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This position is located in our VA, Fairfax 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...
Senior Accountant We are seeking a Senior Accountant to work with individuals, small and mid-sized companies in our rapidly growing accounting firm. As a Senior Accountant with our firm, you'll be responsible for developing strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their business and challenges. You will work on multiple team engagements and individual assignments. You'll p...
Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn and are dedicated to serving students. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching and learning, please consider this employment opportunity at Western. Summary of Position: Perform accounting and auditing of vari...
If you enjoy a fast pace work environment that is committed to outstanding customer service you need to consider joining the BNC National Bank team. Our employees receive health, dental and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, Federal Reserve holidays and long term disability and can participate in a generous 401K program. Consider your position now, and what your future could be by joining th...
Accounting Assistant Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Traverse City, is looking for a part-time accounting assistant with 2-4 years experience. Payroll tax, payroll, QB and Excel experience necessary. Candidate will work 3 days per week with some flexibility. Degree preferred but not necessary. Qualified applicants send cover letter, resume and transcript ...
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