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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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A temporary Accounts Payable job is available right now courtesy of Accounting Principals in North West Houston, TX! If you have at least two years of accounts payable experience then you may be the perfect candidate for these tremendous opportunities. If you seek a career that provides team collaboration then please continue reading. The salary for these positions range from $14.00-$16.25/hr. dep...
An Assistant Director of Finance - Controller with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for assisting in the direction and administration of all financial operations of the hotel and convention center in the continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the...
Our client (start-up Internet company) is looking for an Accounts Receivable/Credit & Collections Specialist to cover a person going out on maternity leave (August 2014 to Jan 2015). The person needs to have full cycle accounts receivable (AR), collections as well as cash applications (cash apps) skills, and credit card processing. Ideally someone with Great Plains experience would be a plus or an...
An Assistant Director of Finance - Controller with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting in the direction and administration of all financial operations of the hotel in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton...
A Security Manager with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for directing and administering the implementation of all safety and security programs and initiatives to ensure the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilt...
A Night Auditor with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built o...
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or related discipline plus 0 to 2 years of directly related experience. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 5 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology. Knowledge or experience in revi...
Bookkeeper Untracht Early LLC offers a full range of accounting, tax, auditing and consulting services. The firm specializes in serving a diverse clientele that includes investment partnerships, closely held and entrepreneurial businesses and provides Family Office Services to meet the needs of high net worth individuals and their families. We pride ourselves on being an exceptional alternative to...
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Immediate Opening for Accountant/Bookkeeper Outstanding opportunity and outstanding benefits! This position has responsibility for accounting and financial reporting functions. This includes responsibility for internal control procedures, external audit direction, budget development, cash management/flow analysis, general ledger analysis and journal entries. Please be prepared to perform all daily...
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Job Opportunity in Phoenix, Arizona William Spengler, *****, is hiring multiple Senior Financial Reporting Accountants for a fast-paced and dynamic global company in Phoenix, Arizona. The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant will be responsible providing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis ensuring financial integri...
A well respect local accounting firm is seeking an experienced bookkeeper for their team. Quickbooks experience is a plus. Candidates with payroll reporting experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Duties: * Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of ac...
Senior Staff Accountant Job in Phoenix, AZ Compensation- 55,000-70,000 a year Please email resumes and reach out to William Spengler at ***** Parker + Lynch is assisting one of our new clients in the manufacturing industry source for a Senior Staff Accountant. This position is located at the corporate headquarters in central Phoenix. Our client is rapidly growing and add...
A Night Auditor with Hilton Garden Inn is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually st...
Our manufacturing client headquartered in Phoenix is looking to add an Accounts Payable professional to their staff. This position is open due to retirement. Responsibilities: Maintain accounts payable files Takes phone calls and answers questions from other departments or vendors in regard to invoice payments. Makes calls to plants or the purchasing department to clarify any questionable invoice...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist for our Southlake, TX client on a Contract to Possible Hire basis. Key Responsibilities: Ensure approval compliance for all invoices in accordance with the expenditure authorization policies Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording en...
Work with Record-to-Report Process Owner in the Accounting Shared Services Organization, the ERP solutions team and the business partners to continue to drive process efficiencies through further automation in the Accounting Shared Service organization. Help to define, document and maintain process/procedures that support process standardization/optimization for the Record-to-Report team. Manage t...
Highly successful pediatric ophthalmology practice, Children’s Eye Physicians, is seeking a full-time Controller. Excellent opportunity to learn the full spectrum of the financial operations in a successful medical practice setting. Children’s Eye Physicians, has an excellent reputation in the Denver-metro area and has served the local community for over 20 years. Candidate must possess strong int...
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, stud...
Business Unit: The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories. Responsibilities: Drive Gross Margin Improvement Initiatives in manufacturing and service. Engage with Engineering, Operations, Service for target setting and reporting of results Coll...
Organized in 1953,ESIS®, Inc. (ESIS) provides customized risk management services.ESIS is part of ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACEGroup, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE). ACE USA, through its underwriting andservice companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S.Additional information about ESIS and its products and services can be found atwww.e...
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