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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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As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Career level: 20 Hiring Manager: Dan Murgatroyd Recruiter: Meghan Caniglia Assist Brand Finance Manager & Brand Marketing Team to provide actionable business and financial analytics and fact-based recommendations de...
Job Id: 184492 Company: S.P. Richards Full/Part Time: Full-Time Nearest Major Market: Toledo, OH, US Job Description On a daily basis, review and seek collection for past due accounts, review/release held orders. Identify accounts to be sent for professional collection and provide them with their needs. As needed serve as back up for A/R Receipts Clerk, A/R Credits Clerk and A/P Clerk. This is a F...
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 i...
Must have skill-set Skills: Invoice review and preparation, Bookkeeping, MS Office, Field Office Accounting - Invoice verification and tax review. Role synopsis: Performs a variety of routine and non-routine accounting activities in accounts payable or a related financial area. Processes and posts information. Gathers and analyzes Accounts Payable data to prepare reports for management. Has knowle...
The Agile Delivery Support Senior Scrum Master will provide the following Services: 1) Facilitate scrum team decision making and mentor scrum team members 2) Own and support the Agile process 3) Report Agile team status and Agile metrics (using Rally) 4) Oversee assignments of documentation Deliverables 5) Agile team contact to the Project Manager 6) Work with product owner delegate to schedule pr...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which w...
Job Summary The Public Housing Finance Consultant partners with Senior Consultants and Managers on client projects and engagements to assist in delivering accounting, audit and management consulting services to clients. Qualifications Education: - Bachelors degree in Accounting or other relevant field required Experience: - Two or more years of experience in public or private accounting firm requi...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which w...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which w...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which w...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which w...
Job Summary A STS International Senior Manager is responsible for advising clients of the tax implications relating to their business objectives, recommending alternate courses of action, as well as identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations. In this role, the STS International Senior Manager will be charged with marketing, networking and business development within his/her ar...
Job Summary The Audit Associate will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements. Qualifications Education: - Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent required - Masters...
Job Summary The Audit Senior will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day "in-charge" duties of planning, fieldwork and "wrap-up" to include the preparing of financial statements with disclosures, applying most areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position is also responsible for acting as the client contact for basic qu...
Job Summary The Transaction Advisory Services Senior Manager will be responsible for managing financial due diligence engagements for middle market strategic and financial (private equity) acquirers. Qualifications Education: - Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent required - MBA preferred Experience: - Five (5) or more years of prior TAS experience requir...
Job Summary The Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Director is an essential team member that will work to ensure financial due diligence engagements are executed timely and that client expectations are met, if not exceeded and support the overall delivery of the national TAS strategy. The TAS Director will lead multiple client engagement teams, supporting all elements of execution as well as deve...
Job Summary The Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for developing suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures as well as advising the client on various economic and regulatory risks in a specific industry field of expertise by identifying financial and non-financial performance measures, formulating and communicating the audit plan, answering complex questions in...
Job Summary The Audit Associate will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements. Qualifications Education: - Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent required - Masters...
Job Summary The Audit Senior will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day "in-charge" duties of planning, fieldwork and "wrap-up" to include the preparing of financial statements with disclosures, applying most areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position is also responsible for acting as the client contact for basic qu...
Job Summary The Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for developing suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures as well as advising the client on various economic and regulatory risks in a specific industry field of expertise by identifying financial and non-financial performance measures, formulating and communicating the audit plan, answering complex questions in...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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