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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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Immediate opportunity with Iowa City office of a growing regional firm. We are looking for a Tax Manager with CPA and 5-8 years of experience required. Tremendous opportunity for rapid advancement to Principal. Concentration is on traditional tax preparation and review skills. We are looking for someone who is very technical and has strong client management skills....
Job Description Position Summary Provides financial analyst services to the PMA-265 program, including data gathering, budget and financial analysis, and trend analysis. Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting and analysis. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. Creates, maintains, and updates financi...
JOB TITLE: PLANT CONTROLLER Status: Salary, Exempt REPORTS TO: Corporate Controller GENERAL SUMMARY: Accountable for developing and administering division-wide budgeting, financial planning, control accounting, and report policies, procedures and activities within corporate guidelines. Assist plant and sales staffs in interpreting and utilizing the division’s financial data for cost control, bu...
BASIC PURPOSE OF POSITION: The potential candidate will report directly to the Manager of SEC Reporting within the Financial Reporting Group and will perform accounting for the following; stock-based compensation and asset retirement obligations. Additionally, the candidate will prepare various accounting schedules summarizing and analyzing asset retirement obligations as well as stock-based comp...
Clare Controls LLC, based in Sarasota, FL is a leading developer/manufacturer of system solutions for the growing Home Automation market. Our products are sold through a group of dealers, distributors and builders throughout North America. Clare is seeking a Financial Controller to manage all of the financial functions of the business. This position presents a unique opportunity to manage the Com...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38111
STAFF ACCOUNTANT / BUYER Memphis production plant is conducting a search for a Staff Accountant / Buyer. Essential Job Functions Data entry of accounts payable invoices, timecards and inventory receipts. Manage inventory of select materials and issue purchase orders. Reviews and analyzes production needs, investigates and selects sources of supplies, prepares RFQs. Matching purchase orders and...
We are seeking dedicated federal bank examiners to join our growing team. Are you detail-oriented, committed to your work, and ready for an opportunity? We're ready to grow alongside you in your future career here at Castro & Co. Job Description Project Managers - The Project Manager will serve as liaison and will lead a team of compliance personnel. The Project Manager or Deputy Project Manager...
MORTGAGE ACCOUNT SPECIALIST - SPOC What will you do? As an Account Specialist, you will be the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for our past due borrowers. You are able to take the time to personally understand each borrower’s unique situation and needs, working together to evaluate payment options that are appropriate to each circumstance. As a successful Account Specialist - SPOC you will build ...
Overall the purpose of this role is to safeguard company assets and ensure financial integrity by monitoring and testing Field process controls Key Accountabilities include: Impact Field functional productivity by identifying process areas that can be centralized and/or monitored by HQ Manage control tools and applications to support functionality and enhancements identified throughout year Up...
Company Confidential Providence, RI, 02909
Summary: This position is responsible for the day-to -day accounting and monthly reporting. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of affiliates assets, liabilities, operating results and cash flows. Responsibilities include daily review and management of cash summary reports, management and coordination of month end closing of the financial statements, monthly review of account reconciliations, a...
Full time, no nonsense, serious minded accounting person. Must have: Quick books Expert knowledge, Excel Expert, 5 plus years Accounting Experience. Job Cost Construction Accounting. The position will require 40 plus hours per week. The job will include accounts payable, receivables, payroll, cost control, job cost tracking, commission tracking, and other duties related to accounting. Pay will be ...
When is the last time you felt like you made a difference to your employer and in the job you do? Been awhile? Never? Our employees at Strategic Comp DO make a difference and feel appreciated for it. In fact we received 98% rating for overall job satisfaction from the participants in our last employee survey, making it no surprise that our employee turnover for claims adjusters and managers is les...
MORTGAGE ACCOUNT SPECIALIST - SPOC What will you do? As an Account Specialist, you will be the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for our past due borrowers. You are able to take the time to personally understand each borrower’s unique situation and needs, working together to evaluate payment options that are appropriate to each circumstance. As a successful Account Specialist - SPOC you will build ...
Bridgewater Group, established in 1994, is an Atlanta-based multi-state independent adjusting company representing domestic insurers, self-insureds and the London market. We have a history of stability and have earned an excellent reputation in the insurance industry. We currently are seeking experienced Property and Multi-Line Adjusters with stable work histories for our office in the Savannah, ...
Our client is currently seeking a Purchasing Coordinator. Primary Responsibilities: - Daily inventory counts - Ordering of inventory and supplies - Control and organize deliveries - Control stocks in the company warehouse - Process invoices - Maintain Vendor relations - Defective product process through RMA and credit - Heavy use of MS Excel and Outlook and ad hoc reporting - Must have s...
Responsible for performing all aspects of unclaimed property and escheatment, including: · providing value-added customer service / vendor relationship building by contacting disbursement payees (related to customer refunds, vendor payments, etc.) to follow up on uncashed checks issued by affiliated entities, · providing revenue generating/cost reduction activities by searching and filing claims...
WESTMINSTER VILLAGE SEEKING DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES Westminster Village, an upscale senior living community, is seeking a hospitality minded professional DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES who is looking for a rewarding experience working in a luxury setting. Future team members should possess excellent hospitality skills, be warm, respectful detail oriented and passionate about their work, the...
Description Clinic Supervisor- El Paso, TX Sierra Providence Medical Partners 13800 Eastlake 400 The Clinic Supervisor is responsible for managing all day to day administrative and operational functions associated with the practice. This includes enduring a smooth and efficient operation, inventory control, ordering supplies, personnel management, patient relations, and patient flow. The Clini...
ABOUT HOMEOWNERS CHOICE Homeowners Choice was founded in 2006 by individuals who were themselves Florida homeowners and recognized the need for a quality, stable, service-oriented homeowners’ insurance provider in Florida. Today, we serve approximately 170,000 policyholders throughout Florida. Our management has worked in the Florida homeowner insurance business for over 25 years and is well acqu...
The staff accountant prepares and processes assigned journal entries in a timely accurate manner throughout the month. They have month end duties completing account reconciliations and identifying and resolving discrepancies or elevating items to proper channel for resolution. They ensure journal entries are completed and back up documentation is accurate. They participate in other accounting acti...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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