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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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About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an ...
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, busine...
Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're tal...
Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
Design Mark Industries, Inc. Staff Accountant Design Mark Industries is currently seeking to fill the position of Staff Accountant in our Wareham, MA location. Our company is a leader in the design and manufacture of printed nameplates, graphic overlays, tactile and non tactile keypad assemblies, pressure-sensitive labels, and precision die-cut shielding and insulators. Design Mark has over 30 y...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Summary: Responsible for all financial analysis, general ledger maintenance, forecasting, Hyperion reporting, weekly metrics, capital expenditure tracking and other items needed to ensure accurate financial reporting and forecasting on a monthly basis to the parent company. This position is designed to be a leadership development position with the ability to grow into a roll within the organizati...
Position Objective Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn ...
Job Description : The Finance Manager is responsible for Finance Business Partnering and Controlling of one or more of the Corporate Function groups to ensure that all financial support requirements are appropriately met. The role will directly give Finance support to the Leader of the Corporate Function and his or her management team. In this role, s/he must have the ability to analyze and commu...
Job Description : The Finance Manager is responsible for Finance Business Partnering and Controlling of one or more of the Corporate Function groups to ensure that all financial support requirements are appropriately met. The role will directly give Finance support to the Leader of the Corporate Function and his or her management team. In this role, s/he must have the ability to analyze and commu...
Business Segment Capital - Americas About Us Fleet Services: Fleet Services provides commercial car and truck financing and integrated fleet management services that help companies save time and money. In addition, Fleet Services also helps customers reduce their fleet's impact on the environment. Fleet Services' tailored solutions address the total fleet lifecycle – from business planning and ...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 68,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 27 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. ACCOUNTING SUPPORT - Enter General Ledger journal entries including manual entry and up...
AXA Advisors is a leader in helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals through financial strategies, investment services and risk management. We have more than 50 branches across the country employing approximately 5,000 financial professionals. AXA Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and merit-based. We’re looking fo...
Senior Financial Analyst (Contractor) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - Performing forecast risk review, financial modeling and financial analysis - Responsible for providing analysis to business teams - Provide analytical support, monthly reporting and assistance in the preparation of the monthly forecast - Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition acti...
The Finance Manager has three very distinct areas of responsibility, working with customers, sales people and sales managers to deliver their vehicles, which includes preparing and signing all the necessary paperwork, arranging financing for all customers, and selling products to enhance the customer’s ownership period. Fred Beans’ Commitment to You: -Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance -Comp...
Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...
We have opportunities in Ogden and Layton. Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the se...
Have you always dreamed of opening your own business? You can be your own boss and control your own income. As an exclusive insurance agent with American Family Insurance, you get all the rewards of being an entrepreneur while lowering your risk by being part of a Fortune 500 company. You will receive extensive training to prepare you for managing your own agency. You’ll learn and grow under your ...
Treasury Analyst : Our client, a global dynamic publicly traded global corporation in the Bethesda area is searching for a Treasury Analyst to join their team. This company is experience record growth as the company has expanded internationally which has led them to growing their treasury function. As a Treasury Analyst your Job Duties will include: Execute daily treasury operations activities for...
Req Number 70051241J Job Title Insurance Risk Analyst Admin Area Treasury Business Line Finance , Strategy & Dev AOC Job Category Finance Position Description Risk Management Division is part of the Finance, Strategy and Development Business Line within Saudi Aramco and reports to the Treasurer. It’s function is to provide support to the business through the identification, quantification and...

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