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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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Two experienced and successful Equity Analysts are needed, one for the Energy and Industrial Sector and another to cover the Consumer Sector. Two top tier private investment firms and asset management firms are currently interviewing candidates to join their small cap growth teams. The appropriate candidate(s) will have a rigorous academic background, 2 to 5 years of equity experience covering Ind...
Company Description Craig Builders has been building new homes in Charlottesville and throughout Central Virginia for over 55 years. We are currently building in eight distinct residential communities with numerous products in production from town homes to custom single family homes. Craig Builders chooses to focus on three key aspects when building new homes: quality, excellent service before and...
Known for high-quality products and exceptional service, this very strong and well respected manufacturing company is in need of an established Accountant for their Staff Accountant job in Lake Forest, IL. This person will be responsible for various GL account reconciliations, journal entries, inventory, and other month end closing processes. You will also be an integral part of accounts payable a...
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...
*Our Search team is rapidly growing right now and we are looking for someone who can take a leadership role with a variety of clients and grow rapidly on our team. *Fully understand Adwords & Bing paid search platforms including keyword development, account setup, ad creation, content network, match types, quality score, negative keywords, enhanced campaigns, PLA's, and conversion rates *Manage da...
We are currently seeking a Risk Management Analyst to join our Asset Protection department! This individual will support the Director of Risk Management regarding all aspects of Corporate Insurance Programs and Environmental Safety & Health. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Compilation of underwriting information and coverage placement, claims administration, loss forecasting, an...
Pre-Register for this event online at: www.catalystcareergroup.com The Job Fair of Austin Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00AM - 1:00PM Embassy Suites Austin - Arboretum 9505 Stonelake Boulevard Austin, TX 78759 Plan to attend and meet face-to-face with several of the Austin area’s finest employers. All of the companies at our job fairs have open positions they are seeking to fill. Employers at our e...
American Fidelity Assurance Company is seeking a Sales Representative to market insurance, annuity/financial products and section 125 administration to the educational community. Position includes: · salary · company car · laptop · commission · benefits American Fidelity Assurance Company is a unique, family-owned organization providing insurance products and financial services to education employ...
Large company in Irvine is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst. The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for streamlining the existing reporting process. Job Duties: · Analyze processes, reports and/or systems, identify opportunities for improvement, develop plans based on findings and implement changes. · Professionally and effectively interact with all levels of management across the corp...
William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, and has office locations in 12 cities, including London, New York, Shanghai, and Zurich. For more informat...
Finance Firm is seeking a Junior Accountant Create and update schedules for expense allocations among operating companies and trading entities Handle all aspects of accounting for various operating and trading entities Prepare month-end close, including calculation of NAV and trader bonuses Daily monitoring of P&L reports produced by the Infrastructure team Assist in many ad hoc and special projec...
Job Description Staff accounting duties in a corporate accounting and finance environment responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions. Duties include but are not limited to G/L account reconciliations, recurring report preparation (Excel), creating and posting JE’s, managing branch data including local taxes, filing multistate sales tax and posting payroll journals. Required S...
Mom Corps Kansas City (MCKC) is always looking for talented mid-senior level professionals in the accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations and technology fields. • Visit www.momcorps.com, register as a candidate and upload your resume. • Apply for full-time, reduced-time and project/contract opportunities. • Receive ongoing updates on available job opportunities and professional...
Internal Auditor - Milwaukee Wisconsin Our client is progressive and cutting edge. They are in search of an Internal Auditor, a self starter, upwardly mobile, able to travel 30-35% who is interested in a financial rotation opportunity beginning in Internal Audit and progressing into careers throughout the company. This will be a position that allows for growth and opportunity. This position requir...
Director of Underwriting, Workers' Compensation Insurance Location: Oklahoma City CompSource - Our mission is to partner with all Oklahoma employers as the source for their workers' compensation insurance needs. We recognize that just like all businesses, all leadership professionals in the insurance industry have a unique set of skills that sets them apart from the pack. CompSource is seeking a s...
C.R. England, Inc. is a stable, financially sound company with opportunity for growth within the company. As a 90-year leader in transportation, C.R. England, Inc. is hiring an Accident Investigation for its Claims Department to conduct telephonic investigations of truck accidents. This position starts at $14.00 an hour with a $750 a month bonus potential. Responsibilities include but are not limi...
American Fidelity Assurance Company is seeking a Sales Representative to market insurance, annuity/financial products and section 125 administration to the educational community. Position includes: · salary · company car · laptop · commission · benefits American Fidelity Assurance Company is a unique, family-owned organization providing insurance products and financial services to education employ...
Accounting Position Description We are agrowing Sandy-based firm that currently holds contracts with the nation’s largest video, telephony, and high speed internet providers. Our professional staff has over75 years of experience in business management, audit, sales, fulfillment, and consulting. Our firm manages several other successful entities. The Accounting Clerk will participate in completing...
Our Financial Services client in White Plains, NY is seeking a Treasury Accountant. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years accounting experience within financial services or treasury. This person will be responsible for investment portfolio and liquidity management. 100K Base plus Bonus. Responsibilities Analysis of financial components to provide direction and insight into strategic initiatives,...
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Fast-paced Long Island CPA firm seeks accountant/supervisor with 5+ years experience. Excellent auditing, tax, Quickbooks, Lacerte, ProFX Engagement required. Competitive salary and benefits....
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