Accounting Jobs

Accounting Employment Information


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.
RSS

1000+ Accounting jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 25480
Accounts Receivable Working Supervisor Mag Instrument, Inc. a highly successful manufacturer of quality consumer products has an immediate opportunity for an Accounts Receivable Working Supervisor to join our future-oriented enterprise. The Accounts Receivable team is responsible for posting all customer remittance and handling customer disputes within the credit and collection policy. The Account...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
Company Confidential Culver City, CA
Controller Overview: We are seeking a Controllerto oversee accounting and financial coordination for a medium-sized company operating within the Creative, Marketing, Social Media & Web Services industries. The controller will be responsible for maximizing financial returns and minimizing costs by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, reporting systems and recommendations. We offer...
Accounts Payable Supervisor Opportunity in Omaha. This is a 3-4 month contract role. Supervises specialists performing accounts payable activities. These activities include processing invoices, posting entries to general ledger, reconcilements, timely and accurate payment processing to suppliers, maintain supplier database, handle 1099 and other tax related filings, monitor aging reports, and main...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Senior Cost Accountant Portland, OR Full-Time $85,000 - $110,000 Posted 4/17/2014 Andrew Maloney is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Andrew Apply Job Details Senior Cost Accountant - Manufacturing - Forecasting - SAP Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Industry leader. 2. Expanding Division. 3. Great o...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Manager, Inventory Control for the WHV Operations department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for management and oversight of inventory accuracy across multiple vendors to ensure purchasing decisions can be made with the best possible information and inventory values are properly reflected in financial statements. Manage WHV’s Liquidation and Recycling...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Supervisor, Demand Planning for the Sales Planning & Analysis department. The Demand Planning Supervisor will be solely responsible for proactively creating and managing the demand plan for an assigned account. They shall build, maintain and report the demand plan for select customer(s) requiring the leveraging of communication, quantitative analytic, p...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Senior Analyst, Inventory Control for the WHV Operations department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Identify and correct inventory balance inaccuracies (Finished Goods). Clear failed 861, 867, and 856 iDocs (Finished Goods). Manage the Physical Goods Destruction Process (North America). Report on and manage Key Metrics in area of responsibility. Prepare for and p...
Company Confidential Irvine, CA, 92606
Irvine based homebuilder is seeking an assistant controller or accounting manager responsible for day-to-day accounting functions of the company. Minimum 7 – 10 years experience, accounting degree, and at least 3-5 years in the homebuilding industry a must. Candidate should be motivated, organized and have good communication skills. Responsibilities Include: · Supervision of accounting staff · Mon...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Senior Analyst, Inventory Control for the WHV Operations department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Identify and correct inventory balance inaccuracies (Finished Goods). Clear failed 861, 867, and 856 iDocs (Finished Goods). Manage the Physical Goods Destruction Process (North America). Report on and manage Key Metrics in area of responsibility. Prepare for and p...
Junior Financial Analyst needed for a contract to hire opportunity with Yoh's client located in Shelton, CT The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Input and track Purchase Orders - Prepare month end Journal entries Etc. - Research actual and forecast variances What You'll Be Doing: - Input and track Purchase Orders in Oracle for Infrastructure organization - Code invoices by applying a...
-MM042206 Accounting Specialist 6 Month Contract Possible Right to Hire Enfield CT Bachelor's Degree (4-year) Accounting (required) Accounting 5-7 years of experience. Advanced computer-skills—including proficiency with various spreadsheet and database software/applications. Extensive knowledge of internal and industry-specific rules and regulations. High degree of competency in interpreting and a...
If you are looking for a challenging environment with career growth and personal and professional development opportunities, this role is for you! In this role, the Accounts Receivable Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, coaching, planning, monitoring billing, invoicing, performing bank and account reconciliations, and posting lockbox or ACH payments in a high volume and fast pace...
The Sutter West Bay Region supports our affiliated hospitals, medical foundations and private practices to function as one team - all working together as an integrated delivery system spanning from Lakeport to San Francisco, sharing best practices and delivering better value to our patients. The 7 acute care hospitals that make up the Sutter West Bay Region are as follows: California Pacific Medic...
JPMorgan Private Bank is a global wealth management leader that delivers the highest quality advice, service, capabilities and products to high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals and families around the world. The Private Bank addresses every facet of wealth management including investment management and brokerage, tax and estate planning, banking and credit, capital raising, and speci...
Job Description: Currently seeking a Title Closer for a successful and stable Title Company in Tampa, FL. The Title Closer will be responsible for assisting in: Processing files to ensure all closing stipulations are met by lender/broker/real estate agent; Clearing title, scheduling closing, verifying closing instructions and auditing file for completeness; Creating final HUD for lender approval;...
Job Purpose: Will be responsible for preparing financial statements with disclosures, applying basic areas of GAAP as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in reviews and agreed-upon procedure engagements. Seeking an associate with one to two years of audit or financial reporting experience. Ideal candidate will be...
Sr. Project Estimator needed for a long term contract opportunity. Applying candidates should have proven experience in the Nuclear or Utility industry and 5+ years of project estimating experience. Project located in South Texas / Duration: Multi-Year Responsibilities for the Estimator Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate Prepare...
Sponsored results
Become an Accountant. Free Info on Accounting Degree Programs Online.
www.Accounting.educationmatch.us
Positions Open in OR Hiring Now - Apply Today!
Accounting.Jobs2Careers.com/OR
Over 481 Full Time Jobs Available. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
FullTime.Quick-Jobs.com
Take Accredited Classes Right From Home. Free Video Will Explain All!
Accounting-and-Bookkeeping-Tips.com

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Answers for Accounting Jobs

Questions & Answers Powered by Yahoo! Answers
High paying accounting jobs?
Hey, I am looking to go into accounting. I plan on going somewhere in state for two years and (hopefully) transferring to a much better school. My dad is an accountant but he told me basically to g...
Is Accounting the job for me? Please help!?
Hi! I love math, and I've wanted to be an accountant since who knows when, but is it the right job for me? What is accounting? What do you do in accounting? I want to find out now so that I know I am...

Accounting Career Tools

Accounting - General

Rate of Growth
16.00 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
2,637,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

Popular Accounting Articles

Finance and Accounting Career Advice Article Rating
Browse our library of finance and accounting career advice for tips on finding a job, writing your resume, preparing for an interview and more.
Accounting Career Paths Article Rating
Accountants know the language of business. Learn where a degree in this financial field could take you.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-205
eTrustLogo