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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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JOB TITLE: Accountant GEOGRAPHIC AREA WHERE APPLICANT WILL LIKELY HAVE TO RESIDE TO PERFORM THE JOB: 1554 West Peace St, Canton, MS 39046 and vicinity DUTIES: Analyze and interpret the financial information management needs to make informed business decisions; Apply principles of Cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information; Plan study and collect data to determine co...
Accounting Analyst: IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, with assets of over $800M, is seeking an Accounting Analyst to work out of our Moline, IL Corporate office. Position is primarily responsible for reading, interpreting, and analyzing financial statements, asset liability reports, and other various financial reports. Successful candidate will have the following: · 4 year degree in Accounting ·...
We are in need of a full time accountant. The candidate for this job will need the following: Intimate knowledge of Quickbooks Pro The ability to complete large payrolls Knowledge of State and Federal employee tax laws and reports The ability to communicate with the IRS if necessary The ability to multitask To be completely familiar with basic accounting equations and understanding how this equati...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Distribution Associate I – 2nd Shift-8053140407 Description DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction is currently recruiting for a Distribution Associate I, located in Bridgewater, MA for its 2nd Shift. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the wo...
Myth Software is seeking to fill several Staff Auditor located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. Staff Auditor TheSystemAuditteammemberwillconductassessments;identifyweaknesses, propose/test/implementsolutions.TheSystemAuditteammemberwillparticipateinFISCAMrelated activitiessuchasevaluatingAccess,Security,ConfigurationManagement,SegregationofDuties, Contingency,andBusinessApplicationcontrols. PositionD...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. INVENTORY ANALYST - TN-1315140523 Description Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Inventory Analyst in Memphis, TN. Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. provides account management and customer support services to key health care customers, including...
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in positioning and navigation, sensors, air traffic management solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and informa...
Accountant, Financial Services Cooperative Location - ESC - Region 20 Organization Name ESC-20 Department Description Job Summary JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for working with member districts of Financial Services Cooperative including, but not limited to, timely completion of all financial transactions (payroll, finance, etc.) and maintenance of proper supporting documentation. Compliance with all r...
Company Confidential houston Heights, TX, 77008
Seeking full-time administrative assistant for a well-established financial services professional. Minimum of 1 yr of experience in the Insurance/Investment and/or Financial Service industry is required( PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND WITHOUT THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE). Communication and organizational skills a must. Good computer skills required(Microsoft word, excel, power point). Bi-lingual a plus, any in...
Overall Purpose: In this position, you will be responsible for analyzing and planning capital investments for Mobility and Wireline product and network projects. You will collaborate with Finance, Network, IT, Labs, Sales and Marketing partners to analyze the business, determine best uses of financial investment and to ensure funds are spent appropriately. Projects may involve analyzing expanding...
Prestigious Central Pennsylvania CPA firm is expanding and needs a sharp experienced Accountant-a minimum of 3 years Tax experience. with small business clients. Must be able to do both corporate and individual returns plus compilations and reviews. Prefer CPA certification but will consider a CPA candidate who has not passed all 4 parts . Will assist with expenses. Generous PTO and benefits. Send...
Position Summary: Here's your opportunity to get your foot in the door and get started on a career track in our Accounting department. As an A/R clerk, your duties will include accurately posting payments to customer A/R account; reconciling daily transactions and preparing bank deposits; managing past due accounts; compiling and sending letters and cancellation notices; communicating with Underwr...
Job Locations: Kaneohe Bay and Camp Smith, HI Under general supervision, manages the maintenance, reconciliation, and databases containing information regarding licenses, warranties, and service agreements for the organization's hardware and software. Required Skills and Experience: Must have 5-9 years of experience with at least 4 years working with the Department of Defense Logistics and Asset M...
SHOWROOM MANAGER PRODUCT SPECIALIST We are hosting an open interview session where we will be interviewing new members to join the Miele family. Candidates are interviewed on a first come first serve basis. There is no need to set up an appointment. Please bring a copy of your resume and be prepared to discuss this exciting opportunity Monday, August 4th from 6-8pm At the Key Bridge Marriott 1401...
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE AMENDED/REPOST CIVIL SERVICE TITLE: Computer Systems Manager, M-I TITLE CODE #: 10050 OFFICE TITLE: Senior Developer SALARY: $54,740 - $110,000 DIVISION/WORK UNIT: Finance Information Technology Microsoft Platform Services WORK LOCATION:59 Maiden Lane, Manhattan*Current location, but could be subject to change NUMBER OF POSITIONS: One...
Financial Analyst: IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, with assets of over $800M, is seeking a Financial Analyst to work out of our Moline, IL Corporate office. Position is primarily responsible for reading, interpreting, and analyzing financial statements, asset liability reports, and other various financial reports. Successful candidate will have the following: · 4 year degree in Accounting or F...
Now Hiring:Cash Applications Clerk Key job responsibilities: The successful candidate for the Cash Applications Clerk position will accurately resolve discrepancies and apply cash for U.S. and Canada which will include data entry; verifying remittance amounts and details; posting credit card payments; interacting with credit administrators, accounting, and field locations, and handling other speci...
Job Purpose This position reports to the CBTS Credit & Collections Manager and is responsible for accounts receivable collections, processing credit card payments, reviewing invoices, troubleshooting customer billing problems and disputes, and reconciling customer accounts. This job requires a high level of ongoing administrative, educational and customer support. It requires some knowledge of var...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63101
A well-respected law firm located in St. Louis is in need of an exceptional Controller. As a member of the Executive Management team, the Controller will be an active participant in directing the growth of the organization. This professional will be responsible for all Accounting/Finance functions including financial controls, forecasting, reporting and day-to-day accounting transactions. Strong j...
Big Data at AT&T comes with big opportunities for innovation. With access to one of the largest and coolest data sets available, youll gain insight into the way consumers think, feel and act. And together, well turn that knowledge into innovative solutions that change the world, day in and day out. The selected candidate(s) will be responsible for implementing, improving, supporting and leading th...
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