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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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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Perform diversified accounting, auditing, and consulting assignments under the direction of supervisor, manager/director, and partner · Plan and organize audits; communicate with client management regarding timing of fieldwork and client assistance levels; and communicate effectively with client to receive information necessary to complete the engagement wi...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in identifying client’s business risks and conducting risk assessments in accordance with internal audit standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Assist in developing internal audit programs in accordance with internal audit standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Assist in the review and analysis of...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client, a growing company in the Western suburbs is seeking a sharp Hedge Fund Accountant due to growth! This company is a leader in alternative investment services and is looking for strong candidates to perform the following: Prepare financial statements (monthly, quarterly, and annual) Prepare disclosures for financials including total return calculation, expense rati...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a strong Confidential Controller - Real Estate to lead their team in Mineola, New York (NY). Job Duties: You will lead the team and build the department You will be responsible for the preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements Oversee general ledger and subsidiary ledgers across multiple entities and oversee A/R, A/P, and P...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Staff Accountant Milwaukee, WI Full-Time $55,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Staff Accountant Milwaukee, WI Full-Time $55,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details We are a prominent national financial advisory firm, and we're currently searching for a Staff Accountant to join us here in Milwaukee! We pride ourselves on help...
We are seeking an individual who has personal and commercial lines experience for this 2-3 month assignment. In this role you will process and answer broker inquiries. Only candidates with this background will be considered. Very pleasant, fast paced work environment! Hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with some flexibility....
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a Downtown Portland, OR company is seeking A/P Specialists to join their team immediately. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Overview: Responsible for all duties A/P through invoice payment Prepare payments, work with vendors while performing standard A/P duties Process invoices through Oracle system Ensure all invoices comply wit...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A local St. Louis, MO client is looking for a Staff Accountant. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Duties: This role will be responsible for preparing, maintaining and interrupting accounting transactions Will review banking activities, prepare journal entries, and assist in account reconciliations process each month Other tasks as needed...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has partnered with a Fortune 500 Healthcare company in the Dallas, Texas (TX) area. They are looking for an Manager of Risk Controls to join their team due to acqusitions. They will be responsible for SOX Compliance, Controls, and Testing. Travel less than 10%, great benefits, path for growth, very young sharp team. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's in Accounting/Finance or related...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, an entertainment company in Canoga Park, CA, is seeking a qualified Senior Accountant to join their accounting team. Job Description: This position supports the general accounting close cycle. The ideal candidate has general ledger and/or third-party statement reporting experience. This roles responsibilities include: preparing internal financial reports and schedules...
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Are you a recent graduate enthusiastically seeking your next career move? Our Houston clients, dynamic leaders of the oil/gas industry and Fortune 500 companies, are constantly seeking talented and new minds to join their teams! Many available positions include: Billing Specialists Accountants Market Research Analysts Software Developers Administrative Specialists Supply Chain Analysts Procurement...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client currently has an opportunity for an Audit Manager for their Bangor, Maine based firm. Candidates who are qualified and interested are encouraged to apply online. REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of public accounting experience supervising in auditing and consulting, preferably with clients in the health care, construction and/or manufacturing indus...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently assisting an Overland Park, Kansas (KS) client that is looking for a Payroll Coordinator. Responsibilities may include: Manage the preparation of payroll documents (direct deposits, W-2s, state withholding forms, payroll registers) Process semi-monthly payroll, commission and bonus calculations Review and resolves payroll issues Coordinate with Controller and...
Job Description - Director of Billing Baby+Company is an innovative, high growth company in the $100 billion maternity space. We’ve developed a new model of outpatient maternity care that is designed entirely around and for women who seek an alternative to a hospital birth. Our centers offer the highest levels of clinical care from certified nurse midwives and our physician partners, combined with...
PERU STATE COLLEGE seeks qualified applicants for Director – Accounting and Audit Services Salary in the $50’s DOE/Q. Please see our website at www.peru.edu for full details and employment application. Peru State College is an equal opportunity institution. PSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion,...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently assisting an Atlanta, GA client in the search for a qualified Staff Accountant with previous ERP accounting software experience for an immediate need. Duties will include: Monitor fixed assets and depreciation schedules Assist in month-end and quarter-end close functions Support of subsystem reconciliations Provide miscellaneous analysis and reporting function...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is currently hiring for a qualified Payroll Accountant in Kansas City, Missouri (MO). Job duties include: Processing and distribution of labor reports Payroll general ledger processing including analysis and journal entries Back-up functions in preparation of multi-state payroll (high volume) Employee payroll audits Garnishment processing Work effectively with other de...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is assisting a client in their search for a Medical Biller in the Denver, Colorado (CO). This Medical Biller position is responsible for assisting patients with financial aspects of their hospital service and collecting outstanding balances. Functions: Calling insurance companies and finding out where they are in the Appeal Process Follow-up on all claims from billing thro...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently seeking an experienced Accountant for a Denver, Colorado client. Responsibilities: Prepares profit-and-loss statements Compiles and assesses financial information Creates, reviews, and maintains budgets REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance 2-5+ years of relevant accounting experience using ERP Accounting Systems Strong financial...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Westborough, MA. Duties: Preparing the monthly consolidated income statement for senior management Performing analytical reviews Interface to ensure close sensitive issues are resolved timely Support efforts in emerging markets Assisting with integration of newly acquired businesses Performing technical accounting research and document...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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