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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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Manpower has an Immediate Opening for a Professional with previous A/R and A/P experience...as well as previous Quick Books experience to work within the Office of Manufacturing Company in Terre Haute. Interested individuals must be able to multi-task, have strong verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail, and have some familiarity with processing Payroll. This is a Temp to...
We are currently looking for several accounting assistants to fill a few positions with local employers in San Antonio. We are looking for experienced, dependable and motivated candidates who have at least 2 years of experience in accounting. If you feel you are qualified for this position and meet the requirements, please apply today! Requirements: -2+ recent, consecutive years working in acc...
LBS, Inc. is seeking ambitious individuals to join its growing team of inventory auditors. Our focus is on the convenience store industry. The open positions involve physically counting ALL store merchandise using an ICAL/10-Key machine. In addition to performing physical counts, LBS auditors may also perform fuel reconciliation, bank deposit verification, and other operational and financial proce...
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Growing Lexington Company seeks experienced AR/Invoicing and Collections rep. We seek polished professionals with extensive experience in Microsoft Office (Excel specifically), experience in collections, and understanding of General Ledger. Good organizational skills and a good attendance record are also important. Qualified submissions must include a cover letter. We offer an attractive compens...
Berteletti, Desrochers & Fuerst, P.C. is a growing full-service public accounting firm with clients in various industries. We currently have career oppurtunities available for a staff accountant (2+ years of experience required) and senior accountant / manager (CPA certification and 5 + years of experience required) to provide tax , audit and accounting services. Berteletti, Desrochers & Fuerst of...
Full Time Salaried Position Responsibilities: Assist controller with monthly close including complex account reconciliations Accounts payable Human resources functions including processing new hire & terminations Collections activities Budgeting Monthly Sales Tax Payroll processing Assist with tax planning Other duties as assigned Some overtime expected Experience Four years experienc...
LBS, Inc. is seeking ambitious individuals to join its growing team of inventory auditors. Our focus is on the convenience store industry. The open positions involve physically counting ALL store merchandise using an ICAL/10-Key machine. In addition to performing physical counts, LBS auditors may also perform fuel reconciliation, bank deposit verification, and other operational and financial proce...
Initiate margining, early payment and prepayment activities working with Back Office as necessary Review ISO credit support requirements and initiate actions as necessary Document credit norm matters Maintain any CO documentation in Sharepoint and Documentum as necessary Maintain and report all requested kpi metrics, working with Process Control as necessary. Perform user testing related to A...
Accountant (WVCTSI 14-0109) The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire an Accountant in the WV Clinical & Translational Science Instituteat West Virginia University. The position will support WV Clinical & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) by providing accounting support. It is responsible for gathering and processing financial records for WVCTSI activities, an...
Parker + Lynch's client in the West Palm Beach, FL area is hiring for a Tax Accountant to join their rapidly growing team.This position is responsible for providing preparation support for all federal, foreign, state and local income tax returns for the Client's different companies. Responsibilities also include assisting with federal and local income tax audits, guiding and working with other tax...
WG Consulting is a full service consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas with an international office located in London. We are a member of the Willis Group family of companies and our team of proven, respected experts provide consulting and tactical solutions to businesses on an interim or project basis, employing a flexible, virtual bench model that maximizes value and minimizes cost. We...
Looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to join a multibillion dollar publicly traded company that is internationally headquartered here in the Twin Cities. This is not a typical analyst role. This is very project driven. This will supervise a small staff, and work closely with the operations team. Are you progressive? Do you have an outgoing personality? If so, this may be the role for you. Keep Read...
Requires a highly motivated person with approximately 3+ years of payroll processing experience and an interest in working at a fast growing government contractor. This role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy.The individual should be a self-starter, team-player, work with minimal supervision, and have strong commu...
One of my very best clients located downtown Cleveland is looking to add a staff accountant due to growth. This client has been named as "One of the 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio" by the Employers Resource Council. Excellent work life balance, great compensation and bonus, fabulous hiring manager and team! This position is responsible for recording all journal entries includ...
The Accounting Manager is primarily responsible for the management and direction, under the Corporate Controller, of accounting functions involved with the processing, compliance, and accounting and reporting of financial transactions of the organization. Essential Responsibilities The Accounting Manager responsibilities includes general accounting, month end close, profit analysis, auditing, fi...
Description File claims and run/work audit trails daily, process ERAs, payments, and adjustments. Enter charges in a timely manner. Balance daily activity and prepare and send Batch Cover Sheet to appropriate parties. Ensure that front office staff properly collects copayments and balances due at time of service by auditing patient financial data up to 2 days before visits. Review/work delinq...
Description Manage coding standards and daily charges for multiple physicians. Work claims to ensure accuracy and all appropriate charges are entered at first pass. Must have excellent follow-through and must work to improve overall documentation by providers for the care of patients. Monitors performance and communicates errors or changes to ensure proper billing. Qualifications High school di...
Founded in 1989, Sabre provides customers integrated end-to-end solutions focused around analytics; autonomous systems; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); critical infrastructure protection; and cyber. This solutions strategy is built upon the strength of our technical competencies in engineering, information technology, software dev...
RCS has an immediate need for an Accounting Clerk in Gallatin, TN. This is a contract assignment with anticipated duration through 05/01/2015. Local candidates strongly preferred as there is no per diem and/or relocation assistance offered. Primary Responsibilities: Provide general assistance as needed to business and payroll departments, such as data entry, assembling documents as directed, cre...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Director of Financial & Data Analytics in Cambridge, MA. Duties: Effectively work to develop the work plan for identifying, acquiring, synthesizing, mining and analyzing relevant data. Identify the relationships among multiple sources and types of data, and organizing this information to facilitate effective data analysis. Design and implement complex...

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