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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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ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE Growing government contractor based in Kearneysville seeks accounting associate to fill a newly created position. Responsibilities include AP and AR data entry, monthly account reconciliations. Strong HR & office management experience required. Associate degree & 5-10 years accounting experience preferred. E-mail resume and salary requirement to *****. p...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking a Accountant-Intermediate This is a 6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking a Investment Management Operations Analyst-Intermediate This is a 6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 prov...
Send Resume ***** Our client is currently seeking an Accountant This is a 6-9 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accoun...
Description This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with healthcare Risk Management experience. We are a full-service, 519-bed, multi-specialty hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Assumes 24-hour responsibility for supervising, planning, organizing, directing and coordinating activities. Responsible for the efficient operations of the department and optimum use of resources to maximi...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Auditor This is a 3 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and accounting...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking a Securities Processor-Junior This is a 4 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund cus...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Investment Management Operations Analyst This is a 6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US m...
If you are searching for an Investment/Financial Advisor job in the greater Indianapolis area, then we have what you are looking for! If you have a minimum four years’ experience in a client-focused role, and hold Series 7 & 65 or 66 licenses, then you may be the perfect candidate! Add your ability to be a “hunter” and your drive to bring in new business, and we definitely want to speak with you. ...
Local CPA firm looking for an energetic individual to perform bookkeeping for various clients Knowledgeable in payroll, accounting and tax (AA Degree in Accounting a plus) Experience in QuickBooks and Prosystem fx software products Must have a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Administrative tasks for the firm Highly traina...
Financial Accountant Job- Tulsa, OK For immediate consideration please email Jana Krebs directly at ***** with Financial Accountant in the subject line We've partnered with a multi-national manufacturing company in a search for a Full Time - Direct Hire – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT Job in Central Tulsa, OK 1+ years of accounting with cost accounting experience required ...
Immediate direct hire role for a Tax Accountant for well-established nationwide distribution company in the Northbrook/Deerfield area. This employee will be a member of the tax team that assists the company with meeting it’s many tax reporting requirements in multiple states. The position will be involved in the day to day organization of tax documents, compliance, and research. RESPONSIBILITIES:...
Junior Financial Analyst Advanced excel, analytical and math skills needed for analysis of sales data, promotional pricing and rebate calculations to key clients. Required for the Junior Financial Analyst Job in Concord: Excel Advanced user with V look ups, pivots, IF, SUM, large data sets 10,000 plus, strong math aptitude, ability to read contract terms and work with the sales team to clarify co...
Accounting Principals is currently hiring for a temporary-to-hire Billing Specialist opportunity for a growing company in downtown Cleveland, OH. Candidates must have two or more years of billing experience, the ability to work in a fast paced environment and strong Excel skills. Pay is starting at $15 per hour and parking is only $55/per month! The Billing Specialist Job responsibilities include...
Purchasing/Procurement Clerk/ Specialist Job in Palm Beach, Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced Purchasing/Procurement Clerk/ Specialist candidate to work in the Palm Beach, Florida area. Client would like someone with 2-5 years’ experience. Degree is not required but preferred. Candidate should have strong communication skills, hardworking, and organized. This company is offerin...
We are hiring for a Credit Analyst/Account Analyst job in Northbrook, IL. You must have experience managing a high volume of accounts while utilizing multiple systems. You will be responsible for managing account disputes, maintaining and updating accounts, collections and verifying orders. This is a company with long term stability! Credit Analyst/Account Analyst Job Responsibilities: - Dispute...
Immediate start for a Staff Accountant with 4 + years experience using Great Plains. The role will also require experience with reconciliations and balance sheets, billing, accounts receivable processing and General Ledger. This is an immediate start with one of our direct clients in Boston. Please send your resume directly to: *****...
Our client, a growing organization located on the South West side in Indianapolis has a Financial Analyst job to support the organization's operational objectives. The Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Analyst job is responsible for financial analysis, sales reporting, as well as other accounting and finance assignments. Responsibilities for this Financial Analyst job include but are not limited...
Senior Operations Analyst job in San Francisco, CA A top management firm in San Francisco field is looking for a permanent, direct-hire Senior Operations Analyst to fill an immediate opening. Located a short walk from BART in the Financial District, this company has been widely recognized by industry leaders for its success and rapid growth. The Senior Analyst position is an incredible opportunit...
Purchasing Job in West Palm Beach, FL Our client is looking to hire an experienced Purchasing candidate to work in the West Palm Beach, FL area. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field. Client would like 6 months experience in Business Supply Chain Management or related field. Candidate should have strong communication skills, hardworking, organized, and ex...

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