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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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To work in a team environment supporting various Accounting processes including reconciliations and month-end close. Responsibilities Coordinate inventory reporting of receipt and consumption activities via the Abinet inventory subsystem. Some travel for physical inventory counts is expected. Assist with account reconciliations that the Finance department is responsible for (i.e. inventory, newspr...
Responsibilities At RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. we empower colleagues to be the best they can be, each and every day. We are a leader in the financial services industry and we know that in order to work with the top talent, we need to provide top-ranking benefits and culture. As a Senior Teller, you’ll provide our customers with outstanding service giving them your full attention while maki...
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Accounting Specialist Company: Mary Jane M. Elliott, P.C., (mjelliott.com) Metro Detroit Novi Area Job Category: Accounting Job Description: Compensation: $14 - $18 per hour depending on experience Full Time position - days Qualified candidates should be aware of the following: · Ability to pass a criminal background check Summary: Join the growing team at our Law Firm, with over 30 years in our p...
Location: West Financial Services - 1355 Beverly Rd, McLean, VA 22101 GENERAL SUMMARY: The Investment Portfolio Administrator supports the Portfolio Managers with a range of activities including the set-up and maintenance of client accounts; compilation and completion of client, custodian, and WFS paperwork; reconciling trades; review and maintenance of client transactions and activity; and execut...
Liaise with various internal (i.e. Legal, Compliance, Audit, Territory Governance, Finance Project Office and Business Operations) and external constituencies (i.e. regulators, external auditors and consultants). Participate in bank examinations and internal and external audits. Significant experience with the interpretation of the FFIEC Foreign Bank FFIEC regulatory reporting instructions Signifi...
Stevenson Automotive Group, one of the largest automotive groups in eastern NC, is seeking an experienced Accounting Office Manager to join our Stevenson Automotive Group family. This position is located in our Wilmington, NC Business Office. Stevenson Automotive Group has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. We are passionateabout the integrity and reputation of our vehicle...
Polyfoam Corporation is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of molded plastics, specifically expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam at our Northbridge, MA facility, and injection molded plastics at our Cranston, RI Polyfoam’sproducts are used throughout the United States in a wide variety of industries and applications. We are well known in the plastics industry for our engineering design, quality and se...
Pacific Marine Credit Union with over $690 million in assets is seeking a CFO to join their executive team. The credit union is located in a relative new facility in Oceanside, CA with another nine branches located throughout Southern California. The CEO and Executive Team enjoy a stellar reputation with high employee satisfaction surveys. The Executive Team is very experienced and turnover is rar...
Our client is currently seeking a candidate to fill a Technical Support Specialist job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role you must have an Associates Degree and must have 2-5 years experience in HVAC support. The responsibilities of the Technical Support Specialist job are: Customer Service/Technical Support: •Provide technical and customer support to HVAC cus...
Financial Additions is looking for a motivated, degreed Trade Analyst for an immediate project. Our client is a very large, publicly traded consumer goods company offering competitive compensation and an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience. Duties and Responsibilities: • Review and approve the set up and maintenance of all contract funding components • Monitor accruals and advances ea...
#10296 Financial Analyst Location: Chicago, IL (local candidates are highly preferred) Duration: Initially through 11/26/2014 with possible extension to 2 years Our direct client is a large Enterprise company, where we are a Tier One Vendor and have employees working there already. W2, 1099, and Corp-to-Corp Options are available. All selected candidates must attend an in-person interview in the C...
About Us Small to Medium sized subcontractor who provides insulation and stormwater erosion-control services to contractors. Responsibilities • Analyze financial statements and reports • Develop and maintain internal control procedures • Examine accounting records • Examine financial accounts and records • Plan, set up and administer accounting systems • Prepare financial statements and reports •...
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE The Director of Finance will manage accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll departments. THE COMPANY Our client is a leading cosmetics manufacturer. Our client manufactures cosmetics for private label customers, as well as for retail through department stores and other retail outlets. THE OPPORTUNITY Our client is seeking a Director of Finance. Reporting to the Vice P...
Business Unit: The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity...
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Deposit Operations Team Leader, performs all required functions in accordance with regulatory compliance guidelines, with special focus on verification of proper account documentation and product knowledge training of deposit accounts and products. Performs daily designated functions of Deposit Operations Department such as Verification of activity and prope...
Your skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Manpower Professional knows how and where to get you where you want to go. You offer your unique skills and experi...
Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global professional services organization of over 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader in our profession. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and c...
Established Brooklyn Wholesaler looking for an Accounts receivable/Payroll clerk. Responsibilities include posting of payments, report summaries, bank deposits and petty cash disbursements. Must be able to interact and work with CPA; Familiarity with accounting principles a plus. Also responsible for company payroll calculations and reporting information to Payroll company. Looking for a bright de...
Job Description Summary: The candidate for this position will support the CFO on financial, tax and accounting tasks by collecting, analyzing, investigating and reporting financial data for the Company’s multiple countries of operations. Phoenix Tower International is a private equity backed Company that has international operations in multiple countries across Latin America. This candidate will n...
Mortgage Credit Policy Specialist Academy Mortgage Corporation is seeking a well-qualified mortgage professional to join a dynamic team as a Credit Policy Specialist in our Sandy, Utah office. Role The Credit Policy Specialist is responsible for providing essential customer service related support while ensuring compliance with credit policy procedures and underwriting guidelines based on the chan...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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