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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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Insurance Agency Accounting & Bookkeeping is searching for bookkeepers experienced with the accounting procedures and software for independent insurance agencies, specifically AMS360, TAM or Epic. The job primarily includes company payables, vendor payables, account reconciliations, applying customer payments and recording direct bill commissions. Experience with insurance agency financial stateme...
THE POSITION The Operations Manager is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operations of our organization which is composed of our company as well as our portfolio of brands. The Operations Manager must actively ensure and improve the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of our management company, our portfolio brands and the aggregate organizational operati...
Job Description: Are you looking for a great opportunity to work for a well established company? ABOUT POSITION Under limited supervision, to perform a variety of general to complex clerical accounting functions for assigned department. Employees in this job classification compile and verify financial data, reconcile accounts and perform related duties. This job classification requires advanced kn...
Job Description: Path to partnership MUST have 5+ years recent public accounting Senior level Tax accountant/Manager with well rounded management level experience. Candidate must have minimum of 5+ years recent public accounting experience along with the ability to manage client relationships in along with the related tax filing requirements associated with them. As with all our partners and staff...
Job Description: Great Opportunity and great Company Senior level Tax accountant/Manager with well rounded management level experience. Candidate must have minimum of 5+ years recent public accounting experience along with the ability to manage client relationships in along with the related tax filing requirements associated with them. As with all our partners and staff at our firm we expect the c...
Accountant We are looking for an Accountant to take theleadwith the following: month end/quarterly/yearly financial close, manage accounts receivable, internal control documentation and financial system conversion. This position requires an individual who understand GAAP and is comfortable working independently in a dynamic organization. This position has the opportunity to grow as the company con...
A Night Auditor with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers trave...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $1 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisors, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fees protected. Pleas...
Randstad is seeking individual Life Underwriters to provide full underwriting support to one of our customers for a three to four month assignment. These part-time, hourly positions are 35 - 38 hours a week, plus additional weekends and overtime as business needs demand. We promote career growth, creative thinking and professionalism. Come grow with us! Professional Abilities: - Proven track recor...
Our client, a leading national Banking organization headquartered in New Orleans, has an immediate need for an Accounts Payable Coordinator. As a key member of the Accounting & Finance Team, the Coordinator will be responsible for efficiently managing a high volume Payables department. Responsibilities of this role include: Reviews and verifies invoices and their accompanying payment requests to e...
Job Description: Stable Financial advisory firm has an immediate need for Jr Accountant, Will have the opportunity to learn the business an grow. Will be responsible for general ledger, Financial Reporting, Prepare month and quarter-end reporting packages and financial statement checklists and prepare month-end journal entry. Assist with budgeting and forecasting. BA degree in Accounting with 2 to...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
ExamWorks is a dynamic, fast growing global industry pioneer in the health care services sector. Our size, scale and service capabilities, combined with management's vision are transforming the IME industry. We are convinced that the high growth environment, the largest global geographic footprint and most advanced IT platform available differentiates ExamWorks from other IME companies. The compan...
For almost two decades, Emplicity, a California based Business Services Company, has been successfully supporting some of most unique and high-growth businesses across the state with a convenient suite of value-added employer services and boutique style human resources consulting. As we continue our corporate evolution, we are looking to add talented professionals who can help us evolve internal p...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
Branch Manager First Ipswich Bank has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our organization as a Branch Manager. This position is responsible for the management of all functions and staff of a retail branch. Summary of Position: Responsible for the management of all functions and staff of a retail branch. Accountable for maximizing and increasing branch revenues and sales. Ensur...
Job Summary: Proficiently perform teller functions such as opening deposit accounts, processing transactions with accuracy and balances according to the Banks standards, procedures and policies. Increase the Banks market share by maximizing sales opportunities through relationship management and business developments efforts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Demonstrate awareness, commitment...
CPA FIRM IN WESTERN NASSAU COUNTY SEEKING TO AUGMENT OUR STAFF WITH THE ADDITION OF AN EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER. 2+ YEARS HANDLING A VARIEY OF CLIENTELE. QUICK BOOKS KNOWLEDGE IS ESSENTIAL MUST BE ABLE TO DO BANK RECONCILIATIONS, KNOWLEDGE OF PAYROLL REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARATION OF PAYROLL TAX RETURNS AS WELL AS SALES TAX RETURNS A MUST FORWARD ALL RESUMES TO *****...
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