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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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Our client is looking for an individual for a contract to hireTax Accountant Job in Chicago, IL. You must have a minimum three years of tax accounting experience. You must also a very strong understanding of IRS state reporting and procedures. Tax Accountant Job Responsibilities: Prepare Tax Returns and reports involved with federal, state, local, property, sales, and other tax liabilities Assi...
We are looking for a candidate to fill a temporary Accounting Clerk position in the Grand Rapids, MI area! This position requires a candidate with strong working knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and with at least one year of experience. Our client is an extremely stable company and looking to fill the position immediately. Accounting Clerk Job Responsibilities: -Processing i...
A Staff Accountant job in Indianapolis, IN is opening at our client’s corporate office. You must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and be capable of utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel functions. Prior experience in the general ledger is preferred. You will be responsible for reconciling national locations, performing account analysis and participating in month-end close. Our client...
Our client is hiring for a Client Services Consultant job in Carmel, IN. You must have a minimum of six months experience in this type of role and have a proven track record of providing prompt and courteous service to clients. You will be responsible for resolving any customer complaints in a friendly manner for this major national corporation. You will also act as a liaison between clients and c...
Our client is hiring for an Accounting Consultant job in Indianapolis, IN. You must have a minimum of three years’ experience in general accounting, finance of budgeting and planning with a large for profit organization. You will be responsible for all aspects of difficult projects that are broad in nature and require originality / ingenuity. You will also train and review the work of other accoun...
Collections Specialist job in San Francisco, CA One of Accounting Principals' top clients has an immediate full-time Collections Specialist job in San Francisco, CA. Located in the Financial District, this permanent position is a short walk from BART and offers a friendly, team-oriented, and casual work environment. The ideal candidate for the Collections Specialist job should be customer service...
An Accounts Payable Specialist job in Indianapolis, IN is open at a nationwide, large industry company on the west side of Indy. Large ERP job experience is necessary for the AP specialist, as well as prior experience solving vendor issues. Because the accounts payable department is becoming the hub for processing multiple locations, familiarity working to resolve issues internally is desired. Inv...
Our client is hiring for a temp to hire Cash Applications Processor job opportunity for a growing company in the Independence, Ohio area. The Cash Application Processor job qualifications include: three years minimum of cash apps experience; the person must be able to demonstrate the ability to come up with creative solutions in a “hands on” work environment. You will be responsible for applying p...
Accounting Analyst Job in West Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced Accounting Analyst candidate to work in the West Palm Beach, Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, MUST have advanced Excel Skills, and self-motivated. We are looking for strong communication skills, hardworking, self-starter, and excellent in Microsoft Offic...
Our client is currently in need of a Tax Accountant for temporary assistance during tax season. Small CPA firm in the Northbrook area seeking immediate help. The role could potentially go to permanent with an opportunity to become partner down the road. Responsibilities will include preparation of personal and business tax returns. Qualifications: Candidate should possess a BS in Accounting 3+ ...
Accounting Analyst Job in West Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an Accounting Analyst to work in the West Palm Beach, Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred but not required and 5-10 years’ experience. We are looking for strong communication skills, hardworking, organized, and advanced Excel. This position is a temp to hire...
Accounts Payable job in Tulsa, OK Accounting Principals has an Accounts Payable job available in Tulsa, OK. The pay rate for this opening is $16 per hour. This is a great opportunity with a stable employer in a casual and friendly office setting. The daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Accounts payable, including matching, batching, coding, and printing -Vendor contact/mai...
Our client is a growing international company that is in need of a Sales and Use Tax Accountant. This is a great organization that offers growth potential, excellent benefits, outstanding management team, and work/life balance. Key Responsibilities: Assist with audit defense for Sales & Use and Business licenses. Perform state and local tax research projects Assist with due diligence analysis ...
Accounting Principals, an industry leader in accounting and finance staffing, is looking for Entry-Level Accountants to fill temporary roles. We are working closely with the best clients in the Grand Rapids area to fill numerous Entry-Level Accountant positions immediately! Ideal candidates will have: -Recent Accounting or Finance Degree -0-3 years of experience -Strong Excel skills -Excellen...
Staff Accountant Job in Woburn, MA / Burlington, MA Area Temp to perm job opportunity for an experienced Staff Accountant to join one of our non-profit clients in the Woburn, MA / Burlington, MA area. This person will be assisting with accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budget, reconciliations and other accounting duties. Salary starting at $18-20 an hour based on experience. Staff ...
Our client is hiring for a temp-to-hire Accounts Payable Clerk job opportunity for a growing stable company in Independence, Ohio. You must have at least three years of full charge accounts payable experience. You will be responsible inputting invoices into the system, three way matching and check runs. The hourly rate for this position starts at $15 per hour. The Accounts Payable Clerk Job respo...
Our client is hiring for a temp-to-hire part time Credit Clerk job opportunity for a large distributor in Aurora, Ohio. You must have at least three years of credit experience. You will be responsible for setting credit terms for new accounts, monitoring open receivables and credit issue resolutions. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $16 per hour. The Credit Clerk Job responsibilit...
Accounts Payable Team Lead Accounting Principals is currently recruiting for an AP Team Lead for a healthcare management company located in the Brentwood/Maryland Farms area. This company is growing which is why there is need to fill this current opening. Qualified candidates will have at least 3 years of experience processing full cycle AP and will have also reviewed others work in some capacity...
An Accounting Coordinator position is available in Nashville, TN courtesy of Accounting Principals. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 1 year of experience with ACH Wire Transfers, Business to Business Collections or invoicing customers. This position offers a collaborative team working environment. This firm is well known throughout the United States and will give you t...
We have a job opening for a Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX. This position will be responsible for developing divisional budgets, forecasts, and long-range planning. You will also be responsible for analyzing past, current and future financial data. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company while maintaining a great work life balance. The job duties for the Senior Financi...

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Rate of Growth
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Size of Industry in 2006:
2,735,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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