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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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. Our client, a local, mid-sized public accounting firm is looking to add a Sr. Tax Manager - CPA to their team. Ideal candidates must have 10+ years in a Corporate Accounting environment as a CPA. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of providing tax services and be looking for a senior role with quick potential for partnership. This candidate must have held managerial responsibilities and ov...
Everest Global Services, a member of the Everest Re Group, LTD, a worldwide Reinsurance Company, is looking for an outstanding Accounting Analyst to fill a position in our Financial Reporting Department in Liberty Corner, NJ office. Responsibilities: • Prepare and update the 10Q and financials on a quarterly basis and 10K on an annual basis • Gather all support and documentation for the quarterly...
Everest Global Services, a member of the Everest Re Group, LTD, a worldwide Reinsurance Company, is looking for an outstanding Program Business Accounting Associate Manager to fill a position in our Comptrollers Department in Liberty Corner, NJ office. The candidate would be responsible for overseeing various Third Party Administrator (“TPA”) accounting processes and activities, including performi...
SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT If you are looking for the opportunity for personal and professional growth as well as limited travel, flexible scheduling, and lower hour requirements than most CPA firms, we invite you to learn more about Conner Ash, a top 25 work balance CPA firm. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience with a CPA firm. A CPA certificate is strongly preferred. Familiarity...
Everest Global Services, Inc., a member of the Everest Re Group Ltd., is seeking an individual for our Reinsurance Claim Department at our headquarters in Liberty Corner, NJ. Responsibilities: The position responsibilities include reviewing, approving, and processing of reinsurance claims across a diverse book of business. Additionally, the position entails preparing and reviewing summary level re...
PROGRAM BUDGET SPECIALIST POSITION Altimax Solutions LLC, a technical and engineering consulting firm based in Columbia, MD provides the talent, innovation and proven performance to deliver integrated engineering, management solutions and consulting services for businesses and the federal government. Capabilities include systems engineering, information technology and program management support se...
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Description: Experienced Accountant/ Full-Charge Bookkeeper needed to work full time for a finance/investment firm. Candidate must be detail oriented, punctual, dedicated, accurate and efficient, a self-starter, and responsible. Must also possess a strong work ethic and the ability to handle multiple projects. Salary may be adjusted based on experience and skill set. Skills/Qualifications Required...
Vice President/Chief Financial Development Officer The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is looking for a cause-driven leader to join the senior leadership team as the Vice President/Chief Financial Development Officer. Primary responsibilities include providing strategic leadership in financial development including, but not limited to, annual giving, government and foundation grants, capital camp...
About Graham Windham In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-tim...
NOBLE REAL ESTATE, LLC JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Loan Asset Manager Location:Akron, Pennsylvania Loan Asset Manager Job Purpose: Oversees day to day management of performing and non-performing loan portfolio to achieve highest return by completing workout solutions with borrowers such as negotiating loan modification terms; short sales of real estate, foreclosures, forbearance agreements, deed in lie...
Cost Analyst Wauseon, OH Have you worked in a manufacturing environment? Do you have a strong understanding of cost variances? Do you have strong accounting analysis skills? Do you enjoy spending time on the manufacturing floor? Apply today! This job is for you. Non-automotive, employer in the Wauseon, Ohio market is seeking a coast analyst to join their manufacturing accounting team. Daily you wi...
Description: You want more challenge. You want more opportunity. You want more reasons to head in to work every day. We want more people like you. UnitedHealth Group Customer Care Centers are home to a team that lives and breathes restless. We're still finding ways to outdo what we did yesterday. And that's what makes us one of the fastest growing businesses in the country and the world. Now it's...
Description: What makes your career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Advancement, access to data, variety of product lines, and rewards for delivering on our mission ensures you will always be challenged to do your best. In this role, the Medicare Actuarial Research Analyst will support the development and maintenance of the Optum Medicare Tool Suite. The tool suite is a series of Actuarial models...
Description: What makes your career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Advancement, access to data, variety of product lines, and rewards for delivering on our mission ensures you will always be challenged to do your best. In this role, the Medicare Actuarial Research Analyst will support the development and maintenance of the Optum Medicare Tool Suite. The tool suite is a series of Actuarial models...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. We are looking for an experienced Billing Specialist to join our Shared Services Billing team. In t...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Associate Billing Representative handles multiple functions to ensure accurate customer billing...
Description: WellMed is now part of the OptumHealth division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. WellMed is a healthcare delivery system serving more than 90,000 patients, primarily Medicare eligible seniors, in Texas and Florida through primary care clinics, multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, WellMed is an industry...
Description: We all know that there's a lot more to come in the changes sweeping through the health care industry. But if change is going to shape our world, it's comforting to know that we're shaping the change. As a Senior Actuarial Analyst, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group's elite Actuarial team committed to changing health care through outstanding service, valuable products, measurable s...
Description: We all know that there's a lot more to come in the changes sweeping through the health care industry. But if change is going to shape our world, it's comforting to know that we're shaping the change. As a Senior Actuarial Analyst, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group's elite Actuarial team committed to changing health care through outstanding service, valuable products, measurable s...
Description: We all know that there's a lot more to come in the changes sweeping through the health care industry. But if change is going to shape our world, it's comforting to know that we're shaping the change. As a Senior Actuarial Analyst, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group's elite Actuarial team committed to changing health care through outstanding service, valuable products, measurable s...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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