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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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PART TIME BOOKKEEPER Must have 2 yr degree and pass background check. Apply in person at The Salvation Army, 320 Smihland Place, Valdosta, Ga. 31601...
Company Confidential Paducah, KY, 42001
BOOKKEEPER, Paducah. Work out of your home. Send resume to Bookkeeper, 529A Woodland, Paducah, KY 42001....
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Appraisal Aide Colusa County Assessor’s Dept. $2,474.00 - $3,160/mo + benefits Req: CA DL, 2 yrs. responsible exp. on real property valuation functions in an Assessor’s Office. Equiv. to Associate’s in Public or Business Admin., Mathematics, Appraising or related. Obtain a job flyer and application at www.countyofcolusa.org or by visiting Colusa County Personnel 547 Market St., Suite 104, Colusa,...
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WE HAVE A full time opening for Administrative Assistant Computer Skills a Must, Team Player, Ability to Multi-Task, HR/Accounting Background Helpful, Assist with Office Duties. Starting salary, benefits and hours depend on experience. Experienced need only apply. Please send resume to: AMTCR, Inc., P.O. Box 3489 Kingman, AZ 86402 or email: ***** or fax: 928-753-6443...
Team Leader - Collection Operations $13.84/Hour; 40 hours/week Closing Date: August 13, 2014 Applications available at www.cityofflorence.com. The City of Florence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, political affiliation, disability, national origin, genetic background, Veteran's status, gender or age. La Ciudad de Florenc...
F/T BANK TELLER at our Boulder location. First line of contact with customers. Provides a wide range of banking services. To view job position go to the career page at our website: www.centennial banking.com...
Blystone & Bailey, CPAs have professional staff opportunities within all aspects of public accounting. Individuals with experience in public accounting are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Accountant/CPA -Blystone & Bailey, CPAs are seeking a senior staff accountant. 1-3 years of experience in public accounting required. Send cover letter and resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
If you meet the requirements of this position and want to work for a world-class company with a great marketplace reputation, apply today. Primary Job Responsibilities: Using a computerized system, responds to customer inquiries in a call center environment. May perform one or more of the following: Responds to telephone inquiries and complaints using standard scripts and procedures. Gathers infor...
Summary Description: Laurus Corporation is a private real estate investment and management company, seeking an experienced Accounting Clerk to join our team. The Accounting Clerk will be responsible for processing cash receipts, and other miscellaneous monetary transactions. Successful candidates will have a good working knowledge of A/R, A/P, and have a high degree of attention to detail. Essenti...
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American and its affiliated companies also provide title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; proper...
Accepts all purchased products into the hotel, verifying accuracy of delivery to purchase orders. Maintains storeroom in accordance with standards and rotates stock accordingly. Issues and delivers items to departments in accordance with the requisition What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers tra...
Our client in White Plains is looking for an entry level accountant with 0+ years experience. The salary range is 40-50k/year. Job Description: The Accounting Clerk performs a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department including: Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records. Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other reco...
We are currently searching for an entry level accountant for a full-time accounting role with a Major Law Firm in White Plains. Responsibilities include: Processing Daily cash receipts Research and apply unapplied cash receipts Monitor and respond to accounts receivable hotline and e-mail box for incoming requests Responsible for Advance Payments and Settlement Accounts Contact clients regarding p...
Monitors and controls room inventory for 90 days to one year out efficiently and effectively. Works with Reservations, Events and Front Office to ensure that group and transient inventory is correctly allotted. Other duties as needed. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of a...
We are seeking a motivated entry level Financial Analyst for an immediate opening. December 2013 or May 2014 graduate from a great college with a background in Mathematics or Economics is required (3.3 GPA or higher is highly preferred). The role will involve heavy analysis work, excel work, and calculations work. We are seeking a motivated self-starter with very strong analytical and communicatio...
A Security Officer with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property 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? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most i...
We are hiring for detailed Auditor to join our clients team in Mountain View, CA. Responsibilities include conducting audits of financial statement controls, following up on findings, determining root cause of issues and documenting results. This position interacts with a team in Bangalore who provide the supporting documentation for the audits. Facilitate monthly and quarterly self-audits Manage...
Job Description: I have an immediate need with a prestigious and reputable firm here in the Greater San Diego Area!!! General Summary - Performs and analyzes operational and financing activities. Performs financial forecasting, evaluates financial information, and identify current vital financial indicators important to the company. Must Haves: Bachelor?s degree in Finance, Economics or related. 1...
Job Description: Well known company is seeking a candidate with accounting background. Must have bank reconciliations, excel and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.Well-developed computer skills required, including Microsoft Word. Duties will include :? Ensure daily sales and bank deposits reconciliation is performed.? Research credit cards chargeback.? Tra...
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