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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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Perform complex level internal auditing work. Conduct operational, financial, and compliance audit projects; provide consulting services to the organization’s management and staff. Assess the adequacy of internal controls over financial reporting (SOX) in accordance with test plans by conducting regular audits. Provide input to the development of the annual audit plan. Maintain all organizatio...
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HC124533: M. Street Homes LLC Houston, TX See Below To Apply Accountant: Responsible for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, costing, deal analysis & negotiating private & institutional financing. Perform budgeting/forecasting with complex/dynamic financial models. Strategic analysis on resource utilization, tax strategies, & assumptions underlying budget forecast. Maintain d...
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. We are publicly traded (GPX on the NYSE) and partner with a client list that includes one third of Fortune 500 companies. GP Strategies employs more than 3,000 professionals worldwide and has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s top “10...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadshe...
Nationwide Insurance Claims Specialist III Nationwide Insurance is seeking experienced Claims Professionals to join our Commercial Casualty Litigation Unit in Lincoln, NE. The Claims Specialist III will be handling litigated commercial lines files. The primary job responsibilities include: Management of an inventory of claim files that are in litigation throughout a number of states in the western...
COST ACCOUNTING ANALYST Will receive, review and analyze a wide range of costing information. Audits cost data, prepares spreadsheets and performs data entry. Requires 2 year Accounting degree, high attention to detail, 10-key calculator, and computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook). This full time position offers great pay, career growth, and excellent benefit package including health, dental, Prof...
At Great American, we focus on building relationships and linking people to various career paths. Whether it’s underwriting, claims, accounting, IT, legal, or customer service, Great American Insurance Group combines a "small company" entrepreneurial atmosphere with "big company" expertise. Great American has more than 25 specialty insurance divisions within our Property & Casualty Group, and our ...
Job Description: This is a high volume position handling over 500 payroll employees in a multi-state / union capacity. Person needs to have experience handling a minimum of 500 payrolls. This is a fast-paced environment, lots of data entry and reporting to the local unions, so the ideal person needs to be able to roll up their sleeves and go to work! 3-5 years of direct experience They work o...
Job Description: This Assistant Controller Position Features: ? Growing Company ? Casual Work Environment ? Flexible Schedule - 25-35 hours per week ? Great Pay to $30/hour Immediate need for assistant controller seeking growing company, casual work environment and flexible schedule . Accounting degree, 5 years experience and account reconciliations will be keys to success in this growing, s...
Job Description: This Assistant Controller Position Features: ? Growing Company ? Casual Work Environment ? Flexible Schedule ? Great Pay to $30/hour Immediate need for assistant controller seeking growing company, casual work environment and flexible schedule . Accounting degree, 5 years experience and account reconciliations will be keys to success in this growing, stable organization. Wil...
Job Description: Office Manager duties: ***Coordinate and direct administrative support functions for an office or department. ***Implement policies and procedures for production of documents, work flow, filing, ordering supplies, record maintenance, and other clerical services. ***Organize office operations such as workspace assignment and layout. Bookkeeper duties: **Compute, classify, and...
Job Description: This Bookkeeper Position Features: ? Immediate ? Benefits ? Salary ? Great Pay to $52K General Contracting company with a main focus in commercial construction has an immediate need for a full fledge Bookkeeper. Successful incumbent should have 3 plus years working in this capacity. Daily duties will include, but not limited to client billing,subcontractor billing, general l...
Liability Claims Team Lead - Location TBD CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, S...
Administrative Assistant CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career po...
Disability Representative CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is the pla...
Claims Examiner Liability - Location TBD CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Se...
Claims Associate - Liability CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is th...
Service Center Representative CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is t...
Claims Examiner Workers Compensation CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwi...
Claims Representative - Liability CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick ...

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