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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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Alltrust Insurance, an award wining Employee consulting firm, is seeking to add to our statewide sales team throughout Florida. Our target market is employers w 50 - 5000 employees Brokers must be licensed with exceptional communication skills. This position is ideal for solo & small brokers to roll into our rapidly growing organization. Our client resources are best in class, our reputation with...
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 yo...
Great opportunity for a qualified Accounts Payable / Receivable candidate with Commercial Construction experience! Job Duties: · Prepares monthly AIA billings to clients. The AIA billing system is a standardized method of construction percentage of completion contract billing(IE:Progress Billing) developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Gathers and sorts all related information. Co...
Expanding company in Brooklyn is seeking a Full Time Bookkeeper. MUST HAVE EXCEL AND PEACHTREE OR MAS90 Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Bookkeeper is responsible for a/p, a/r, collections, reconciliations and standard accounting work. Salary to 55k Communication skills extremely important Minimum of 5 years experience For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: resumes@essentiala...
Move your career to Nationwide Financial Network® · Cross-selling to established relationships is much easier than starting cold. Leverage our established Property and Casualty (P&C) relationships to cross-sell financial products to who need them. We can offer you: · About 93% of Nationwide’s policy holders don’t yet have a life insurance or annuity product from Nationwide® · Brand recognition thr...
Move your career to Nationwide Financial Network® · Cross-selling to established relationships is much easier than starting cold. Leverage our established Property and Casualty (P&C) relationships to cross-sell financial products to who need them. We can offer you: · About 93% of Nationwide’s policy holders don’t yet have a life insurance or annuity product from Nationwide® · Brand recognition thr...
Move your career to Nationwide Financial Network® · Cross-selling to established relationships is much easier than starting cold. Leverage our established Property and Casualty (P&C) relationships to cross-sell financial products to who need them. We can offer you: · About 93% of Nationwide’s policy holders don’t yet have a life insurance or annuity product from Nationwide® · Brand recognition thr...
Move your career to Nationwide Financial Network® Cross-selling to established relationships is much easier than starting cold. Leverage our established Property and Casualty (P&C) relationships to cross-sell financial products to who need them. We can offer you: About 93% of Nationwide’s policy holders don’t yet have a life insurance or annuity product from Nationwide® Brand recognition through N...
This position reports to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. The primary object involves meeting stringent deadlines, creating presentations, generating reports, operational analysis and various special projects. Responsibilities include: - Calculate and analyze various financial and operational metrics on a monthly basis as compared to annual budget, forecast and historical trends. - Prepare...
This elite entertainment firm is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager. The Accounts Payable professional will be responsible for supervising a staff of 3 analysts. In addition, responsibilities include: Developing and reviewing a reporting package - aging report, un-invoiced receipts report etc. Closing on a weekly and at-month end the AP module - this includes balancing schedules. Direct super...
Our Client, a leading manufacturing company in the northern suburbs of Illinois, is looking for a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. The position will assist the Controller in the month-end accounting close. Salary will be in the 60 - 70K range and include a full benefit package. Duties: • Closes cash disburseme...
Our Client is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor in the Deerfield area. The position requires 3 + years of experience along with a certified designation of CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP or CFE. The Internal Audit Associate will schedule internal audit reviews where they will follow the Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and...
OIL & GAS COMPANY Energy Corridor of Houston Job Title: Corporate Accounting Manager Job Description: • Oversight and coordination of the regional accounts payable teams. • Supervision of fixed asset accounting and capital expenditure forecasts. • Supervision of accounts receivables, collections and cash forecasting. • Oversee timely general ledger accounts reconciliation. • Oversee corporate sale...
Staff Auditor Job in Princeton New Jersey! To be considered for the Staff Auditor job a candidate must have 2+ years of current internal audit experience. This Staff Auditor job is within a great team of internal audit professionals who will mentor your growth within their organization. Staff Auditor Job Duties and Responsibilities: *Effectively support the audit process from beginning to end, inc...
One of the largest publicly held companies on LI is seeking a Sr. Financial Reporting(SEC) Accountant, Responsibilities: Preparation of SEC filings, including 10Q and 10K. Assist in preparing quarterly board of director's package, analyst telephone calls and debt covenant compliance. Strong command of current generally accepted accounting principles. Effectively assess the impact accounting propos...
Fortune 200 company on Long Island is seeking a Director of Finance for a $2 Billion distribution division. Key Responsibilities: Drive actions to achieve and exceed planned improvements in year-over-year revenue, net income, working capital and free cash flow. Partner with Business Leader to drive strategic and operating plans, and provide relevant data/guidance required to make key business deci...
Our client is hiring for an Internal Audit Manager Job in Paterson, NJ. To be considered you must have at least five years’ experience within financial audit in a large corporate environment, as well as two years’ supervisory experience. In this position, you would be working for a Fortune 500 organization with room for upward mobility to Director-level. This job is conveniently located near New Y...
A Senior CPA Certified Public Accountant job is available at an international manufacturing company located in Union County, NJ, which is close to New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Summit, Mountainside, Chatham, Westfield, Watchung, and Morristown. To be the ideal candidate, you must possess a minimum of four years’ experience, have an active CPA/Certified Public Accountant license or be a CPA can...
Parker & Lynch is looking to fill a Restaurant Controller job in Dallas, TX. In this role, there will be many opportunities to implement change and work on projects as well as manage the day to day accounting functions. The Restaurant Controller job duties include: -Manage general accounting functions and financials -Variance analysis and adjustments as needed -Financial statement preparation and...
Parker &Lynch is looking to fill a Senior Staff Accountant job in Dallas, TX. This position will be responsible for monthly financial reporting and analysis along with monthly consolidations. The Senior Staff Accountant job duties include: -Monthly financial reporting and analysis -Prepare month end financial statements/reports for several entities -Consolidating of several entities -Account analy...
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