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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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The Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate FP&A plays a critical role within the Finance Department by providing timely updates of financial forecasts, supporting business leaders, and providing both reporting and analytical support. The Corporate Finance department is a highly collaborative group that encourages team members to take on new responsibilities and promotes continuous learning. Reportin...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary The primary purpose of this position is to manage and lead the financial accounting group that supports the company’s Lamb Weston business segment. Responsibilities include balance sheet analysis and r...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implement...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary: Perform complex analysis for supply chain optimization projects and present recommendations to management. Scope of activity includes all product sourcing (tactical, capital project justification, and...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary This position will perform highly complex and interpretive financial analysis for Supply Chain - Transportation. This position will champion weekly and monthly reporting of financial results, forecasti...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary The Plant Controller will be a key player in the plant management team providing key analysis and insights to guide decision making, as well as taking a leadership role in challenging the plant to impr...
This HireStrategy client is currently seeking a Finance Specialist to join its team. This individual will provide support for the finance operations of the Washington, Philadelphia and New Jersey offices, primarily in the areas of time and expense management, Infor T&E tool, time and billing, accounts payable, and report preparation. This position is an integral part of the finance team and functi...
LIFE INSURANCE MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR WEALTH STRATEGIES GROUP The Ayco Company, L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, is one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive financial counseling and education services for corporate executives and employees as well as high-net-worth individuals and families. We have a full-time Administrator opportunity, located in Albany, NY, in our Wealth Strategie...
The Manager Revenue Optimization is responsible for developing and executing revenue optimization strategy and analytics for multiple concepts/brands and/or multiple business units. This role utilizes analytics to drive revenues and profitability, influences brands, operators, and authorities and supports business unit decision-making. This position is responsible for deploying Revenue Optimizatio...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
The Tax Operations Analyst will be part of a team responsible for the tax data integrity of transactions processed within our accounting systems and the production of the 1099s, 1042S forms, and tax packages for our Wealth Management Clients. As a team member, you will be expected to perform the daily activities required to meet tax withholding and reporting requirements including an understanding...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Position Summary: The Accounts Receivable Clerk is responsible for handling the collection of overdue funds from customers. Essential Functions: Contact customers regarding overdue accounts and determine reasons for non-payment Meet collection goals established by manager Recommend that accounts be shifted to a collection agency Perform front desk duties such as greeting visitors, accepting d...
Description: Position Description: Health care isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD10 replaces ICD9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and health care organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum360....
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions -- Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United States; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price, Internet retailer of apparel and ho...
The Operations Accounting Manager is charged with the oversight of the finances of the company and daily operations of the company. Serves as a member of the Management Team and The Crisis Management Team. Will provide leadership to the production management team and services to them by development of effective reporting. Will have decision-making responsibilities concerning the implementation of ...
Major Responsibilities: Working in a pre and post-assessment capacity, the Corporate Environmental Coordinator will perform due diligence, remediation, and infrastructure design while working closely with corporate specialists to identify, eliminate, reduce and prevent exposure and risk for the global company with specific focus on both Canada and the US. The candidate will be responsible for the...
Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and drive...
Company: Central Maine Power (CMP) Department: Telecommunications Job Title: Analyst – Performance & Budgets Reports to: Manager - Field Operations Location: CMP-ME-Augusta Service Building Cross Company Responsibility: Yes Analyst - Programs & Budgets (CMP 9577) Key Job Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY: Scope of Work – Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relatio...

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