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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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Immediate opening for a CPA or CPA candidate that is self-motivated and works well independently and with others. We are a full-service public accounting firm serving primarily Southeastern Indiana. We work mostly with closely held and operated businesses, assisting them with their business and tax planning strategies. This position will be responsible for entire client relationships to include pa...
Experienced hands-on accounting professional wanted full-time to handle all aspects of corporate accounting for a growing multi-division business near Innsbrook. Career Opportunity. Responsible for the general ledger function including AR. AP, bank reconciliations, inter-company transactions, financial statement preparation, merchant services (PayPal), revenue reports, employee payroll and payroll...
General Description Adarza BioSystems, Inc. an emerging life science tools company seeks experienced Accounting and Administrative Associate to take on the lead role in a wide range of accounting, administrative and office support activities for the department and/or managers and supervisors to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. Key Responsibilities Ø Generation on monthly fin...
Institutional Fixed Income Sales & Trading: Would you like to join a winning team of investment professionals where the everyday culture of the firm is one of the best on the street? Where you are rewarded every day for your production and your pay is not determined by upper management but by yourself. Well look no further. We are looking for hard working, self-motivated, seasoned fixed income pro...
Since 1983, Vantage Deluxe World Travel develops and delivers memorable travel journeys on seven continents whether on land, riverboats or small ships. If you are driven by working in a dynamic environment where you’ll discover the value of impactful contributions in an industry that’s easy to fall in love with – the travel industry…Vantage may just be your next home to learn, contribute, work har...
Small industrial supplier firm seeking a full-time, full charge bookkeeper to be responsible for handling the bookkeeping processesof the office. We have a great working environment! Responsibilities and duties shall include: • Accounts payable and accounts receivable processing • General journal entries • Bank reconciliations • Financial statement preparation and analysis • Assist in the preparat...
The Analyst of Online Revenue Analysis will assist Hilton Worldwide hotels in maximizing incremental revenue opportunities via approved online distribution channels, provide continuing education to hotels about internal systems and various online distribution channels and identify opportunities to impact market share. The Team Member will act as the operational liaison in the ongoing partnership b...
General Summary The Category Supply Planner & Analyst position will work very closely with our external customer, selected vendors and internal customers to synchronize and manage a variety of buffer stock inventories on a weekly basis. This position is responsible for analyzing demand trends, new product introductions, seasonal product launches, made to order and every day available items and wor...
Overview KIK's Custom Division is the #1 contract manufacturer for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry (CPG) and the largest contract manufacturer for some of the world's largest CPG companies. From shampoos, soaps, body lotions, and sunscreens, and fragrances to medical and pharma, we manufacture products found in households across North America. KIK Memphis Our Memphis contract manufacturing pl...
Site Overview KIK Memphis has a total of 310,000 square feet of space and operates at 24 hours, 5 days per week. It is employed by 300 full time employees and is capable of packaging in plastic, glass, & composite liquid filling containers and tube filling. KIK Memphis procures, blends, fills and packages a wide variety of liquid personal care products and OTC consumer packaged goods. Job Overview...
Project Cost Accountant - Billing Specialist Placer Process Systems, Inc. – Rocklin, CA Placer Process Systems invites you to consider an exciting opportunity as a full-time Project Cost Accountant - Billing Specialist for our rapidly growing company! Who we are: Placer Process Systems provides clients with process engineering services from concept planning through project completion, using a high...
Collector 2 - Healthcare North America Your Challenge: We challenge you to take an active role in supporting our new team of Senior Collections Specialists who are responsible for cash collections with a defined group of major /key customer accounts, handling Philips’ Healthcare North American customers. The collector will maintain excellent relationships with internal and external customers, inte...
Your Challenge: We challenge you to take an active role in supporting our new team of Senior Collections Specialists who are responsible for cash collections with a defined group of major /key customer accounts, handling Philips Healthcare North American customers. The collector will maintain excellent relationships with internal and external customers, internal finance leadership and cross functi...
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We are a rapidly expanding commercial insurance agency currently offering a growth opportunity in our Claims and Risk Management Department in our main office in mid-town Manhattan. If you are an articulate, customer-service focused insurance professional with claims and loss control experience on the broker, carrier or corporate side, we would like to talk to you. We build long-term relationships...
One of San Diego’s fastest growing and most respected organizations is looking for an experienced Cost Accounting Supervisor to join their talented team. Responsibilities: Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, costing, operations accounting. Supervises and participates in the preparation of various financial s...
Under the direction of management, the Benefits Client Manager coordinates the placement and service of employee benefits for Willis Clients. This junior to mid-level position is primarily client facing and leverages established competencies related to employee benefits insurance services, plan design and administration to best service Willis clients. This position will also at times be a part of...
Job Description: Ready to take your career to new heights in 2014? Come join our team as we open our first branch in Tulsa. Promotional opportunities available!!!! We are a full service, mortgage banker established in 1980. Our excellent service and fast turn times have made us a multi-billion dollar national originator. As a result, we are a leader in offering a diverse set of products at excelle...
Job Description: This JIB Accountant Position Features: ? Great Benefits ? Family Owned ? Great Pay to $65K Immediate need for jib accountant seeking great benefits and stable career in this growing, family-oriented, organization. Will be responsible for preparation of loe/foe accrual calculations, maintaining both operated and non operated accounts and preparing monthly overhead journal entries....
Job Description: This Revenue Accountant Position Features: ? Great Benefits ? Stock Options ? Great Pay to $75K Incredible position available in dynamic, stable organization. Energy company has urgent need for a revenue accountant and offers great benefits, stock options and top pay. Responsibilities will include inputting account payable invoices for joint interest, review and edit monthly produ...
Since 1983, Vantage Deluxe World Travel develops and delivers memorable travel journeys on seven continents whether on land, riverboats or small ships. If you are driven by working in a dynamic environment where you’ll discover the value of impactful contributions in an industry that’s easy to fall in love with – the travel industry…Vantage may just be your next home to learn, contribute, work har...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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