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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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Primary Responsibilities: Preparation of various regulatory filings to the Division of Insurance, MassHealth and the Health Connector Responsible for all journal entries and transactions for assigned accounts Responsible for monthly account reconciliations for assigned accounts including resolution of variances Assist in the review of monthly financial statements Assist in the preparation of ...
CONTROLLER. Cardinal Scale is currently seeking a responsible individual to manage the accounting functions under the direction of the CFO, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles and financial controls. Will be responsible for supervising various functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Duties include assisting with audits and inventories, prepar...
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES The West Palm Beach Housing Authority (WPBHA) is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Resident Financial Services. This position manages a caseload of approximately 250, and assists in the implementation of Housing Counseling Services and the FSS Program. Experience in social work or related field and excellent computer skills requi...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary The primary purpose of this position is to manage and lead the financial accounting group that supports the company’s Lamb Weston business segment. Responsibilities include balance sheet analysis and r...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Performs and interprets financial analyses for the plant team. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Areas of responsibility may include: Finance, Cost Accounting, General Accounting, Int...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implement...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Plant Management with financial information to assist in management of operational results. Develop and monitor the required financial systems, policies, procedures, and reports to provide a f...
A very successful and well-funded organization with operations across the United States is looking for a talented Controller for their corporate office. This is a highly visible position reporting directly to the CFO. The organization has a great culture, a friendly team and is going through a period of sustained growth with revenues projected to double in the next few years. Successful candidat...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Performs complex administrative and analytical tasks in support of a contract program. This position will be a key contributor role; ideally, this individual must be a proven leader and have the ability to assess issues and recommend solutions. Responsibilities and requirements include: 1. Expertise in creation of budgets for research protoc...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's 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 offe...
The Senior Manager of Franchise Revenue Management Analytics will be an integral part of the Franchise Revenue Management and RMCC team and will provide reporting and analytics based upon which strategies and initiatives will be drawn. There are nine (9) primary roles for this unique position, which combine business knowledge, technical skill sets and understanding of Hilton Worldwide data structu...
Objective:The Accounting Coordinator will provide administrative and financial services to be able to ensure that an effective, accurate, administrative and effective operation is achieved. Job Summary: The position includes monitoring of and processing the company’s accounts payable system as well as the preparation of the payroll. In addition, the position will assist in maintaining and monitor...
Senior Staff Accountant A rapidly growing media enterprise seeks a Senior Staff Accountant to support the Finance and Accounting department. Excellent organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Offering a progressive environment with generous benefits, this company provides excellent opportunities for career developm...
Excelitas Technologies Miamisburg is currently seeking a talented Sr.Proposal/Pricing Analyst to join the Miamisburg Finance Team. The Sr. Proposal/Pricing Analyst will be a cross-functional role working closely with the Defense and Aerospace Finance teams, Program Management, our Supply Chain group and assist with the capture/proposal team assisting in interpreting solicitation requirements and t...
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Staff Accountant Our client, one of the world’s leading and largest professional services firms located here in DC, is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their finance department. This position will support the Senior Accountant and Controller. Responsibilities include: performing accounting computations and preparing associated journal entries to ensure uniform application of policies, procedur...
This HireStrategy client is currently seeking a Controller. The Controller position provides leadership for accounting functions, and actively encourages and supports staff development, and team performance. Primary Responsibilities: · Lead all day to day finance operations with functional responsibility over accounting payment processing systems, grants administration, banking operations, etc.,...
The local office of Oppenheimer & Co Inc. is looking for an experienced, highly organized individual to join PearlStreet Investment Management of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s retirement planning team, serving clients at both the employer & employee level. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, be Series 7 licensed, desire to travel, maintain Microsoft Office efficiency, and have an interest in ...
Ready to Join a Growing Team of Manufacturing Professionals? JWF Industries continue to grow in your hometown. Due to our rapidly expanding customer base and increase in business volume, we have immediate vacancies in Johnstown! ACCOUNTANT We have a new, challenging opportunity for a full-time accountant within our fast-paced manufacturing facility located in Johnstown. Responsibilities wi...
Accounts Payable/ Bookkeeper - Hermitage, TN - Direct Hire Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent opportunity to join the team of one of our top Hermitage clients. Responsible for creating financial transactions and creating financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to the acco...
Bring your expertise to California Casualty, a family-owned property & casualty insurance company since 1914. We provide protection and peace of mind for the people that serve our communities including firefighters, law enforcement, nurses, and educators. The insurance industry is always evolving. Our dedicated teams ensure we stay one step ahead. Now is your chance to join our topnotch specialist...

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