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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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We are partnering with a growing pharmaceutical company on a Senior Accounting Analyst opportunity. This position provides a great opportunity to work on a variety of accounting and finance functions that will play a key role in improving the financial performance of the company. This is a high visibility position reporting to the Accounting Director and working on projects for company executives....
Staff Accountant Job in Boston, MA Parker and Lynch: Exciting opportunity for a Staff Accountant at a forward thinking, expanding firm. This firm is located in Boston, MA. Staff Accountant Job Purpose: To support the CFO and Senior Accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance / Accounting Department. To relieve the CFO and Senior Accountant of certain responsibilities that will...
Senior Accountant Job in Boston, MA Parker and Lynch: Excellent opportunity for a Senior Accountant at multinational company. This firm is located in Boston, MA. Senior Accountant Job Purpose: The Senior Staff Accountant reports to the Controller. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability, and financial reporting, as well as financial profitability analysis ...
Tax Manager Parker and Lynch is working with a multi-billion dollar organization who is seeking CPAs for a Tax Manager job in Wellington, FL. In this role, you will oversee the Federal, State and Local tax compliance and analysis. This is a great opportunity to oversee world class systems and processes that will meet statutory compliance requirements, and will facilitate timely analysis to suppor...
Senior Accountant- Technical Job of Senior Accountant at a premier financial services firm in Greater Boston. Analyze and review complex alternative investment, private equity, real estate investment transactions in accordance with GAAP/Statutory and company compliance. Participate in special projects, analysis, initiatives, and process improvements. Work with bright talented accounting professi...
Our publicly traded Oil & Gas client in Houston, Texas is searching for a JIB Manager! The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 10+ years of solid and focused JIB experience including 3+ years of supervisory experience. Strong COPAS knowledge required. You must enjoy a fast-paced, team work oriented environment! This is a friendly group of professionals who know how...
I am presently recruiting for a Senior Tax Analyst for one of the top Manufacturing companies in the North suburbs. This position will be handling Federal, State and Local tax appropriation work for a multi-Billion dollar organization. The tax candidate should have a CPA or MST. Job Summary – This position is responsible for assisting in managing the domestic tax compliance function and the over...
A growing consumer distribution company is seeking a talented business sales analyst for a newly created position. In this role, the Sales Analyst will provide sales support, customer service analysis, and review purchasing processes to determine areas of business process improvement. This entry level Sales Analyst role is a full time permanent position in the suburbs of Chicago. This is a great ...
Position Description: Infinity Insurance Company needs an ambitious, enthusiastic individual for the position of Field Initial Action Adjuster. This individual will be responsible for the investigation, valuation, establishment of exposure, negotiation and settlement of assigned property and casualty claims within a stipulated monetary authority. Focus is on handling all assigned claims in perso...
Position Description: Do you have experience with PD Subrogation claims? If so, Infinity’s Property Damage Adjuster/Bodily Injury Claims Specialist is an outstanding career choice in our Casualty Department. This opportunity analyzes claims and negotiates settlements of attorney represented and non represented BI/UM claims . Within this dynamic environment we are currently offering an opportuni...
Rapidly growing distribution company seeking experienced CPA for Financial Reporting job opportunity located in Skokie, IL. This position will work directly with top management and perform all external financial reporting including quarterly and annual SEC filings. Additionally this individual will be responsible for conducting accounting research on new accounting pronouncements and staying abrea...
Senior Portfolio Accountant Premier commercial real estate firm in Boston. Responsible for a portfolio of commercial office properties. Will include review of property accountants' work. Enjoy generous benefit and compensation package. Long term growth potential. Responsibilities: • Review third-party property management reports for compliance with GAAP and corporate policy • Analyze and expla...
If you feel you are not working for a highly recognized name in order to make your job much easier and allow you to gain significant economic benefits, then you may want to read on. This role is open due to promotion. Responsibilities: • Create and strengthen relationships with financial advisors • Conduct proactive telephone and in person sales presentations • Identify needs of advisors to s...
Treasury Specialist Job in Chicago If you are interested in applying to this Treasury Specialist position in Chicago, IL or other exciting opportunities with Parker + Lynch please email your word document resume directly to Andria Goff at *****. In the subject line of your email type "Treasury Specialist" Our client is a private equity firm in Chicago. The firm is growing a...
We are currently assisting one of our largest healthcare clients in their search to add a new Accounts Payable Supervisor Job to their large AP department. The group is continuing to grow as more locations are being centralized. This is a unique opportunity to supervise/manage a large group of AP staff and have opportunity for progression and promotion in the future with a stable and reputable hea...
A national biopharmaceutical company in Hunterdon County, NJ is looking to hire a Tax Senior to join their growing department. The company offers a great company culture (flexible work hours, on site GYM, free lunch) the ability to interact with various departments and upper management. The ideal candidate will be someone with up to five years of public accounting or pharmaceutical experience, pos...
This outstanding Finance Manager Job located in Downtown Chicago, IL is with one of the top services companies in the nation. The company offers tremendous benefits including Tuition Reimbursement. The Finance Manager will oversee all budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis for 3 divisions. This role will drive change and efficiencies. The Manager will put together the DEC reflecting each mo...
ACCOUNTANT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Madison County Board of Realtors is searching for someone who can maintain an automated accounting system and provide financial statements. Candidates must be able to manage an office and deal with the public. Must have good organizational skills,ability to multi-task,experience with Microsoft Office and Quick Books Pro or similar accounting software. Accounting...
PDC ENERGY PDC Energy is a highly successful independent energy company engaged in the development, production, and marketing of natural gas and oil. Founded in 1969, PDC Energy’s business focus is in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado as well as the Utica Shale play in Ohio. If you are interested in joining our team please visit our website for a full list of career opportunities. NOW HIRING Se...
ACCOUNTANT Local CPA firm. Full time. Degree, audit/computer skills required 3-5 years experience preferred. Send resume to: P.O. Box 818, Joplin, MO 64802 or email ***** This job listing brought to you by The Joplin Globe...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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