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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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Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
Virginia Beach based company, in business over 35 years, is seeking a Senior Accountant/Bookkeeper to handle Property Management Accounting and Reporting for multiple retail locations. Candidate must have 4 - 5 years of prior experience with property management accounting and reporting. Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: · Accounts receivable and tenant collection of...
Do you enjoy working at a fast pace, encountering new challenges daily? Marine Insurance Services LLC, an independent subsidiary of Marine Credit Union is seeking a highly dynamic individual to fill a career position as Producer/Agent for the La Crosse, WI community. The ideal candidate will develop and achieve maximum sales volume that are consistent with annual sales projections. Job Duties and...
Company Confidential Jersey City, NJ, 07311
ABOUT US Dixon Advisory USA is the manager of the US Masters Residential Property (USA) Fund (‘US Masters’ or ‘Fund’), a $500millionresidential Real Estate Investment Trust (‘REIT’) operating in the New York metropolitan area. US Masters is one of the new breed of REIT investors focusing on single-family houses (up to four dwellings) for acquisition, renovation and rental in the USA. As part of a...
Position Summary: The Tax Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for developing appropriate skills in applying accounting and tax theory and principles. Incumbents in this position participate in a wide variety of accounting and tax assignments under the guidance and supervision of more experienced professionals. Tax staff accountants are expected to develop a technical knowledge base while ob...
LBS, Inc. is seeking ambitious individuals to join its growing team of inventory auditors. Our focus is on the convenience store industry. The open positions involve physically counting ALL store merchandise using an ICAL/10-Key machine. In addition to performing physical counts, LBS auditors may also perform fuel reconciliation, bank deposit verification, and other operational and financial proce...
Burnips Equipment Company Burnips Equipment Company has experienced rapid growth during the past several years and we are seeking a senior accountant with management experience to join our team! Burnips Equipment was started in 1972 as a family owned business offering agricultural equipment sales, service, and parts. The dealership has grown to five locations across the state of Michigan with fut...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income y...
We have a job opening for a Regional Finance Manager in Houston, TX. This position will be responsible for performing in-depth financial analysis of over 20 Branch P&Ls. The job duties for the Regional Finance Manager position include: - Prepare monthly financial statements - Review monthly P&L statements for over 20 branches - Perform variance analysis and report findings to operational perso...
Accounts Payable job in Tulsa, OK Accounting Principals has an Accounts Payable job available in Tulsa, OK. The pay rate for this opening is $16 per hour. Casual, fast-paced office! The daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Accounts Payable, including matching, batching, coding, and printing -Spreadsheets using Excel -Vendor contact/maintenance -Data entry Qualifications ...
One of our clients is in search of an Accounts Receivable Specialist for a temporary to hire position in the Grand Rapids, MI area! This position requires a candidate with at least one year of recent Accounts Receivable experience. A degree is a plus, but not required. This client is extremely stable and offers room for growth! Accounts Receivable Job Responsibilities: - Calling on past due paym...
Accounting Principals is recruiting for an Accounts Payable Specialist for a company headquartered in Franklin, TN. This is a contract to hire opportunity and offers flexible working hours and an outgoing atmosphere. The ideal candidate will have a least 1 year of experience processing AP. The duties and responsibilities will be as follows: Coding invoices for payment (Up to 400/week) Setting u...
Job Purpose: Maintains quality standards by approving incoming materials, in-process production, and finished products; recording quality results. Duties: * Approves incoming materials by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable materials. * Approves in-process production by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measure...
A great Accounts Payable Specialist temporary job is available in the Grand Rapids, MI area! This job is requiring at least one year of previous experience in an accounts payable role. An Associates degree is a plus, but not required. This is a temporary to hire position within a very stable company! Accounts Payable Specialist Job responsibilities: -Review and analyze AP aging and other AP repo...
About Us We are a rapidly growing organization whose culture is built on the concept of teamwork. We are a leading provider of document technology products and services. Our mission is to maximize organizational productivity by delivering effective automated business process and content management solutions that boost efficiency and profitability. Job Summary: This position is responsible for th...
As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 y...
Our client located in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist on a temporary basis. Candidate will handle vendor questions, filing, and data entry. Requirements 2 years recent accounts payable experience Great Plains experience required...
Company Confidential Nashua, NH, 03060
Construction Company seeking a full time, Payroll/AP Specialist. Responsible for weekly and bi-weekly payroll, AP, interacting with vendors, etc. Must have both Payroll and AP experience. Construction experience and technical skills strongly preferred. Experience with Sage 100 Contractor a plus. Please submit your resume for consideration and to be contacted with additional information....
Company Confidential Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Accounts Receivable Manager A fast paced, Santa Barbara corporate office is seeking an Accounts Receivable Manager. In this hands on position you will: Closely monitor/track payment status of receivable portfolio Perform account reconciliation Manage and track vendor accounts, performing collections Manage Weekly Cash Forecast Assist with billing and reconciliation of month end close of AR l...
Accounts Payable Job Description Our client is rapidly growing specialty retailer with over 50 stores in New England. This specialist position oversees the corporate accounts payable function. You will complete payments and control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices. Duties and Responsibilities Codes such items as invoices, expense reports, check requests, et...
Job Description: This is a full time salaried position which is a management role in the organization. Specifically, the Controller manages the Finance Department, is responsible for our finance and internal control systems, is responsible for our periodic financial reporting, and has day to day responsibility for the execution of our finance plan. This a role that requires a highly motivated and...

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