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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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Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical experti...
Senior Corporate Accountant Hollister has partnered with a well-known Technology Company located in the Boston, MA who has an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to join their growing team. The candidate that will be considered for this position will have at least 1 year of accounting experience. The ideal fit for the role will be a candidate that has high energy and is able to work in a fast ...
Addison Group is looking for a Credit/Collections Specialist! Our customer, a leader within the Food industry is seeking an experienced Credit/Collections Specialist for their Des Plaines, Illinois facility. This is a full time permanent position. Do you have solid commercial collections experience? If so, we would love to talk with you. Our client offers excellent benefits and a great working en...
Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting - CPA Senior Accountant wanted for a large, publicly traded, company. This person will have wide exposure to all external reporting, and technical accounting, aspects for the company. The person must have strong experience with SEC reporting and technical accounting as well as strong business partnering skills as the role will partner with many other groups...
Financial Analyst / Program ControlAnalyst- System Planning Corporation, a scientific research and development firm serving the national security community is seeking an experienced financial/program analyst to join its Advanced Research Group. Ths individual will support advanced Department of Defense (DoD) research and development programs. The successful candidate will work directly with gover...
Director of Finance - International Biotech Global industry leader, experiencing explosive growth, is targeting a top senior level finance professional to support one of their key global functions. This person will serve as the key financial, operational and business partner to organization. The Director of Finance will report to a VP of Corporate FP&A and have a high level of exposure across thi...
Senior Internal Auditor Seeking a Rotational Senior Internal Auditor for a Dynamic Young Company that has had high growth over the past few years. This Senior Internal Auditor is perfect for a 3+ year public accountant either out of the Big 4 or a Large Regional firm. The position is located in Boston, MA and will have direct interaction with the Director of Internal Audit. The Senior Internal Au...
Accounting Manager - Family Office Our client, a rapidly growing entrepreneurial family office firm, is looking for a talented accounting and finance professional to join their team. This individual will manage a team of staff and coordinate with the three partners of this innovative firm. This position is based in downtown Boston. Responsibilities: - Complex client accounting. - Prepare Perso...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Accounting & Events Coordinator Sacramento, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $85,000 Apply Apply Accounting & Events Coordinator Sacramento, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $85,000 Apply Job Details Located in Sacramento, California, we work with children and adults with communication-related issues to promote spe...
NTN Driveshaft, in Columbus, Indiana, is currently seeking a qualified Controller to provide leadership for our Finance/Accounting group. NTN is a world leader in constant velocity technology for the automotive industry. We currently have 1800 employees working in our Columbus operation, and customer demand for our products is growing rapidly. This position reports directly to our Vice Presi...
Summary: The Accounts Receivable Specialist is primarily responsible for processing and correcting billing records, credit and collection activities and maintenance of the leasing function. Job Responsibilities: Post all cash receipts and bank transactions daily Process and post credit cared invoices and apply credit card deposits Track and reconcile all un-applied credit card payments Proce...
About the Company: EFP Rotenberg, LLP is a large public accounting and consulting firm with more than 200 professionals. Toski & Co., P.C., is an EFP Rotenberg company, based in Buffalo, NY. The Firm provides a myriad of audit, tax and consulting services to clients in Western New York and throughout the U.S. Our Assurance practice includes service line specialties in Government, HUD, Not-for-Pro...
Assoc Director of Finance - G&A Global industry leader, experiencing explosive growth, is targeting a top senior level finance professional to support on of their global G&A functions. This person will serve as the key financial, operational and business partner to the function and own all standard, project and capital finance. The organization, with billions in revenue, is close to doubling in r...
The companies of American Modern Insurance Group are nationally recognized leaders in specialty insurance, and currently serve more than 1.3 million policyholders throughout the country. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, American Modern Insurance Group is rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company, an independent analyst of the insurance industry. The company is licensed in all 50 states, and offers i...
Under the supervision of the CEO and COO and in coordination with the Board of Directors Finance Committee, the CFO will be responsible for the financial management and overall fiscal administration of Toiyabe Indian Health Project. Primary responsibility is the overall management of all federal, state and county contracts including completion of all cost reporting requirements in accordance withi...
Founded in 1982, R E Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc., a widely recognized architectural and interiors firm, has an opening for a talented, full-charge Bookkeeper with a minimum of 10 years of experience. Our practice includes many Life Science & Bio-Pharma companies, Colleges & Universities, & Corporate Businesses. Areas of responsibility include a full range of accounting duties including ac...
Project Accountant Springfield, VA Overview: The position is for a revenue/billing project accountant with a minimum of 3 years of experience in government project accounting. The candidate should have either a bachelor degree in accounting or business. Additionally, the candidate must be proficient in Deltek, Costpoint, Impromptu, DPM, and all Microsoft Office applications, with particularly s...
Financial & Administrative Officer Salary - $70-75K Terrific opportunity with world-class Boston area university for experienced Financial and Administrative Manager. · Individual will manage the financial, personnel and administrative functions of a high-profile University Department. · Will develop and communicate administrative policies, manage personnel matters, and make decisions regardin...
Description Career Description The ideal candidate would be a good connector, relationship builder, enjoys a challenge and is passionate about helping clients succeed. A financial services professional grows into a financial advisor or planner through a desire to build a practice, serve clients as an advisor and expand their knowledge and expertise. A financial advisor is dedicated to helping pe...
We are a leading global provider of education solutions, delivering content, technology, services and media to more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide. Our company’s rapid growth affords the right candidate unlimited opportunities to contribute to the company’s future growth and profitability, while further developing his/her skills. The ideal person will have 5-7 years of e...

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