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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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Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. Purpose The Sr Financial Analyst develops an...
Description: Position Description: Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum360. ...
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 Healt...
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 Heal...
Job Description: Local Construction company is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to assist their growing office. Applicant needs to have experience with Quickbooks and Excel, and strong 10 key data entry and willingness to be part of a strong dynamic and fast paced team. Must have 2 solid years of previous experience. M-F, 8-5 pm. Benefits upon full time hire. Please send resume to Kym at kpatter...
AUDITOR/CPA Seeking full time person with at least 4 years of public accounting audit experience. Must be able to perform all phases of audits, including supervision of staff and production of financial statements, with minimal supervision. Must have solid understanding of accounting principles, financial statements, general ledger and trial balances. Experience with CCH ProSystem fx Engagement s...
Job Description: .Enter and update member, group and coverage information into administration system for billing purposes. Prepare or update group benefit summary (GBS), riders, endorsements, administration manual, certificates and booklets to be delivered to the group or member. Submission to agents and groups in a timely fashion Extensive interaction with brokers and representatives. Process Me...
The Senior Tax Accountant prepares and reviews tax filings, prepares quarterly tax estimates, and assists in responding to tax notices and coordinates tax planning opportunities. This professional also acts as a mentor to staff accountants, providing support and training as needed. The firm provides a personalized benefit package, paid vacation, and the training and resources you need to grow and...
Company Confidential Chesapeake, VA, 23320
Accounting manager to oversee accounting department of full service real estate firm with multiple offices. Minimum qualifications include: * Accounting degree from accredited institution * 5+ years' experience, with ability to supervise/review work of a small staff * Knowledge of GAAP * Experience with financial projections, preparation of financial statements, and use of excel * Strong inte...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a (Sr.)Treasury Analyst for their Washington, DC location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Scope: Execute daily treasury operations activities for global cash management and short-term investments. Oversee U.S. daily cash position, including short-term investing of excess cash. Ensure monthly inter-company fundi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Sr. Billing Analyst for a Washington, DC client that will perform the following: Assist with monthly proformas Prepare draft and final invoices Assist the Electronic Billing Coordinator Prepare monthly billing reports No budget or supervisory responsibility is required REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years of Law Firm billing Be able to pass a criminal background ch...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Collections Manager for their Washington, DC location. The Collections Manager will be responsible for coordinating collection activities, daily bank deposits, and posting client payments to accounts receivable system. The Manager will work closely with the Director of Billing and Collections and the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that reporting ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Houston, TX who can compile and provide financial and operational analysis. Duties: Identify variances and trends and provide detailed explanations to management Produce custom reports Prepare cost-volume-profit analysis reporting for key projects within the business unit areas Compile monthly exec...
News Press TV, LLC., a cluster of television stations that includes Fox, The CW, Telemundo and a 24/7 News and Weather channel in St. Joseph, MO, is accepting applications for a full-time Technical Director. Position directs live newscasts, running the audio/graphics board, recording programs/commercials from satellite and other sources, switching programs on-the-air, keeping an accurate log of al...
SUNPOWER AMETEK IMMEDIATE OPENING DATA CLERK (Temp to Perm) Assist the Production Supervisor and the Production Lead in maintaining the accuracy of all inventory transactions and data entry into the Costpoint Database. Additional duties will include assisting the Production Supervisor with maintain/creating process documentation. CORE DUTIES 1. Maintain Inventory transactions within the ...
Company Confidential Marietta, OH, 45750
CONTROLLER International industrial machinery manufacturer seeks a high energy, high IQ, self-starter to oversee all Acounting and Finance functions. The successful candidate must possess advanced Excel skills and be very strong in all aspects of Cost Accounting. Strong interpersonal communication skills and a proven record of high achievement are "musts". Please forward work and Compensation H...
Company Confidential Cumberland, MD, 21502
Accountant Internal auditor position with some travel required. Other diverse accounting work available at professional organization. Bachelor degree in accounting required and accounting related experience required. Send reply to Box 508P , c/o Cumberland Times-News, PO Box 1662, Cumberland, MD, 21501-1662. This job listing brought to you by The Cumberland Times News...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49696
Bookkeeper/Receptionist for professional office. Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of A/R, A/P and payroll required. Send cover letter with resume, references, and salary requirements to PO Box 5333 Traverse City MI 49696 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst for their Washington, DC location. Coordinates financial/accounting operations, including overall financial monitoring and support/guidance to Country Office and project staff, to ensure the fiscal well being of the projects Provides financial management, conducts analyses of financial data, provides budget analysis for project funds, ...
Accounting Group of WNY is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our firm located in Elma, New York. As a member of our staff you will assist with a variety of projects, including, but not limited to bookkeeping, drafting of compilation, review, and audited financial statements as well as the preparation of corporate, partnership, individual, trust, and not-for-profit tax returns. Our firm...

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