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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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About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
City: Kent State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98032 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
Are you looking to work for an award winning company? Our client is seeking to add an ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST to their team. Responsibilities • Deliver a great A/R experience to our customers day in and day out by providing the best service and responding to their requests quickly and accurately. • Evaluate and report status of accounts business to management on a regular basis • Stay ...
Risk Management Consultant- Financial Firm Our client is a premier financial services institution that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Overview: Our client’s Finance Risk team is recruiting a Manager/Associate level to support the End User Comp...
Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting - CPA Senior Accountant wanted for a large, publicly traded, company. This person will have wide exposure to all external reporting, and technical accounting, aspects for the company. The person must have strong experience with SEC reporting and technical accounting as well as strong business partnering skills as the role will partner with many other groups...
Your job, as a Client Service Associate, is to enhance the client experience by servicing clients and providing operational and administrative support to Financial Advisors. Your knowledge of firm policy, procedures and technology allows you to interface with clients and prospective clients, anticipate their needs, resolve their problems, and follow through to provide exceptional service. You perf...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...
Staff Accountant - Corporate GL Industry leading, billion dollar, company is looking for a staff accountant to join their group. The staff accountant will work within their Corporate group and have a focus on GL accounting. The company offers a great, laid back, atmosphere as well as strong compensation and benefits. The ideal candidate, for the Staff Accountant role, has 1+ years of corporate a...
At Great American, we focus on building relationships and linking people to various career paths. Whether it’s underwriting, claims, accounting, IT, legal, or customer service, Great American Insurance Group combines a "small company" entrepreneurial atmosphere with "big company" expertise. Great American has more than 25 specialty insurance divisions within our Property & Casualty Group, and our ...
FPD ACCOUNTANT Position Description: The FPD Accountant will focus primarily on project related activities (i.e. establishing new securitizations, preparation of the annual FPD forecast and budget, installing/converting new accounting systems, work with complex accounting issues) requiring the use of in-depth accounting knowledge, practices and principles as well as ingenuity and originality. ·...
Description: Now accepting applications for future positions! You want more challenge. You want more opportunity. You want more reasons to head in to work every day. We want more people like you. UnitedHealth Group Customer Care Centers are home to a team that lives and breathes restless. We're still finding ways to outdo what we did yesterday. And that's what makes us one of the fastest growing...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) This position supports th...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...
Accounting Manager - Growth Co. A dynamic company, undergoing strong growth, is seeking a talented Accounting Manager to join their Corporate Accounting & Finance team. The Accounting Manager will oversee the month end close process as well have a strong focus on transactional accounting, internal reporting and financial analysis. The ideal Accounting Manager candidate has 6+ years relevant corpo...
Current Need McKesson is hiring for a Financial Analyst, and may be located in Richmond or Jacksonville. This role is responsible for Primary Care Med Surg, Rx, Private Label and other products analysis including building amplified tools, analyzing and projecting trends, highlighting risks and opportunities to drive revenue growth and optimize profitability. Position Description Responsibiliti...
Accounting Assistant Kirby Pines Estates, a large progressive life care community is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following position: Accounting Assistant Looking for an experience AP, payroll, and general accounting support person. Ideal candidate will have a positive attitude,a willingness to help others and ability to work on a team and independently. Hours are M-F, 8:30-5. R...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) The E&I Finance Manager w...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...
Treasury Accountant in Houston, TX. Analyze financial viability of projects. Place/hold funds according to daily cash position. Prepare & elaborate reports on treasury activity; cash flow forecasts. Mail resume to V. Merchant, NICSA Industrial Supplies Corp., 8800 Jameel Rd., Suite 190, Houston, TX 77040....

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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