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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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Position Description: Identifies high potential areas of growth, improved profitability, or efficiency gains to target for evaluation. Provides input for prioritizing efforts. Takes initiative and works independently to conduct special studies to analyze complex financial data; prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action plans to achieve growth, improved profitability, or ...
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...
Our Client is hiring for a US Tax Compliance Specialist job is SW Houston, TX. You must have a minimum of three years’ experience in this role and have strong knowledge of US tax returns. You will assist in preparing the US consolidated tax return, tax compliance projects, and performing tax research. You will also manage monthly, quarterly, and annual tax provision and account reconciliations. Th...
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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...
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...
Our publicly traded Woodlands client is searching for a Sr. Financial Reporting Analyst to help with the SEC reporting - timely preparation of reports (10-Q, 10-K, 8K), analysis of reporting, SOX compliance, and related technical analysis. This role will consist of 30% technical research and will report to the VP of Financial Reporting and Accounting. 4+ years of experience, a Bachelor's Degree in...
Our publicly traded Woodlands client is searching for a Sr. Financial Reporting Analyst to help with the SEC reporting - timely preparation of reports (10-Q, 10-K, 8K), analysis of reporting, SOX compliance and development, and related technical analysis. This role will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting. This is a great time to join this newly public company as it grows and offers great...
An Accounting Manager job is currently available in Nashville, TN courtesy of Parker + Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and at least 5 years of progressive accounting experience. Our client is a business services company that offers full service accounting, tax, and payroll solutions to startup technology companies across the country. I...
FARO® is the world leader in 3D imaging and measurement systems. We are a global company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange with a passion for excellence and success. We are proud to be recognized among Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. F ARO is seeking a Marketing & Business Intelligence Analyst for our Marketing team located in our corporate headquarters in the Lake Mary Florida area. F...
At D+H, we’re passionate about helping our customers meet the needs of their customers. As a leading solutions provider to the North American financial services marketplace, we provide innovative technology and technology based services to over 1,400 clients across Canada and the United States. Our solutions touch all areas of our customers’ business – including mortgage and other loan processing ...
Description: Position Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work. The Billing Supervisor is responsible for supervising staff who handle medical and ancillary product premium billing f...
Description: Position Description: This function is responsible for medical and ancillary product premium billing. Positions in this function interact with customers gathering support data to ensure invoice accuracy and also work through specific billing discrepancies. Provide input to policies, systems, methods, and procedures for the effective management and control of the premium billing func...
Description: Position Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) Positions in this function prepare and maintain records of accounts receivable, including receipts, claims and ove...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Responsible for preparing journal entries and preparing reconciliations for assigned accounts. Serves as liaison to operational and functional departments. Responsibilities 1. ...
Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.8 billion in 2013 and employs nearly 187,000 people worldwide. In the United...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Finance and Accounting Team Member Global ID Group in Fairfield, is looking for an experienced team member for its Finance and Accounting team to accommodate its growing, worldwide business. This person will be involved in subsidiary accounting, financial reporting, as well as upcoming accounting system integration projects, and ideally have tax and international experience. You will be working ...
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SERVICE COMPANY NEEDS ACCOUNTANT. Degree required. Prefer 2-4 years experience. Duties include: Maintenance of General Ledger, Preparation of Financial Statements & Analysis. Send resume to P.O. Box 364, Ashland, KY 41105-0364. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...

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