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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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This expanding south suburban employer offers a unique history of growth; and the opportunity to join a high caliber corporate accounting team. The Director of Corporate Accounting is an outstanding leader and mentor. He is seeking a Divisional Accounting Manager to support one of their most important business units. This opportunity requires a technical astute finance professional with a hands-on...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Senior Accountant will perform all General Ledger reconciliations, closing entries: standard JV's, account analysis & non-standard JV's, month end close, back up the AP and AR team. Participate in all audits, maintain fixed assets & prepare the payroll. Logistics/expediting company reporting to corporate parent. Qualifications BA degree in Accounting Experience working in a publicly traded company...
TD is a great organization powered by great people who want to make a difference every day. Our over 85,000 employees world-wide are a big part of what makes TD stand out from any other organization. Every day, we deliver legendary customer and client experiences to our approximately 19 million customers. We’re an award-winning organization that reinvests constantly to ensure future growth. We’re...
My client is located in Boston, MA and they have 3 contract to hire long term positions open in their Healthcare Claims Operations Group. Contracts will be approximately 6+ months with a chance to go full time permanent after that.Hourly rate(s) open and when position converts to full time perm there is a potential for 1-10% bonus on top of salary offered. Hourly rate is open but would like to be...
Bay State Search is a specialized staffing agency which prides itself on developing personal, cost-effective relationships with our clients to better understand their needs, workplace environment and corporate vision. As a smaller firm, our personal approach and talent-selection expertise offer focus and initiative for quick, quality placement results. Candidates searching for a career can expect...
Do you have experience working with Capital input? Are you a fast learner and wanting to show or expand your skills? Contact Manpower ASAP at 816-246-1588 Skills: Very good in Excel. Very good communication skills. Good with Data entry. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, or Capital project experience. Experience with SAP and/or Ariba, or Capital input is a plus. Fast learner. Experience: At le...
Job Title: Senior Accountant Job Description: Oversight and management of the manufacturing work order and cost accounting systems. Assist with month-end close process and provides analytical support for inventory and manufacturing cost variances. Reports to: Controller Direct reports: None Major Responsibilities: Oversight and review of all production work orders in MAS 500 system Analyze daily p...
O & G Accountant - Location: Dallas, TX 75240 Duration: 4-6 weeks Contract Pay Rate: DOE Start Date: ASAP Job Description: Familiar with filing/amending OGOR production reports Familiar with filing/amending Federal royalty reports (Form 2014s), including stipulations regarding deduction of processing, compression, and transportation fees Able to research discrepancies between OGOR and 2014 reports...
Fusion Capital Management - Operations Analyst Fusion Capital Management is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor firm located in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. Fusion is a rapidly growing firm which currently advises over $130,000,000 of assets under management. Fusion offers extensive back office support for financial professionals in order to provide unsurpassed customer service to our mutual client...
Job Title: Cost Accountant Organization: TIMET Department: Finance Location: Toronto FLSA Status: Exempt Pay Grade: E05 Reports to: Plant Accounting Manager Supervisory Responsibility None Relationships: Product Line Managers, Commercial Sales SUMMARY Position involves direct contact with product line managers and commercial sales personnel in the analysis and preparation of product cost informati...
Audit Department Description The JPMorgan Chase Audit Department is accountable to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, the Office of the Chairman, executive management and regulators. Audit is charged with providing an independent evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the overall system of internal control. The function works as a strategic partner to assist management in iden...
ISO New England is considered to be Guardian of the Grid, helping to protect the health of New England's economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of electricity, today and for future generations. ISO New England meets this obligation in three ways: by ensuring the day-to-day reliable operation of New England's bulk power generation and transmission system, by...
Cardno ENTRIX is an environmental and natural resource management consultancy providing a broad suite of services in Water Resources Management, Natural Resources Management, Permitting & Compliance, and Liability Management. Clients turn to Cardno ENTRIX for help navigating complex environmental, natural resource, and business challenges because of our creative problem-solving and the successful...
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage...
Key Responsibilities: Prepare and explain financial cost information across various levels of management Analyze manufacturing costs, including comparisons standard costs and the related variances along with reporting the results to the management team on a regularly scheduled basis Work with the operations team to improve the standard costing data within the ERP system Participate in streamlining...
MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services to individual and institutional customers, is seeking an Underwriter-Sm,Mid-Large Mkt *Recent Grads Encouraged to Apply* in Aurora, IL! Beyond meaningful and challenging work, MetLife provides a variety of flexible work arrangements, as well as a tuition reimbursement program, competitive benefits, and retirement and pension pla...
Supply Chain/Cost Accountant Manager Responsibilities: • Review, research and correct 9,000 Oracle BOM issues related to COGS • Develop and pilot processes to prevent said issues from reoccurring • Formally implement new validated processes • Lead a cross-functional team to execute new processes • Provide project management and status reporting Education/Experience: • A minimum of 5 years of exper...
Insurance Coordinator – BK Major Service Company located in Brooklyn, New York is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding insurance department. Responsibilities consist of experience with filling out MV-104 reports; dealing with insurance companies, attorneys etc. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Word and strong customer service skills. Must be open and willing to learn HR as well...
This Analyst will team with both the Treasury and FP&A departments to help manage corporate cash and financial planning functions. Daily tasks could include administering, monitoring and reporting on the daily cash management transactions, as well as collecting, researching and analyzing corporate expense and revenue data. A successful candidate will need a strong attention to detail, willingness...
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