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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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Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. JOB SUMMARY: The Sr. Financial Analyst will work closely with Business Finance Manager and Director to support planning, forecasting, financial reporting, and financial analysis for one or multiple busines...
Independently performs detailed and highly complex claim functions both at the office and at off-site locations. Reviews files, obtains coverage information and contacts insured to discuss claim process, provide emergency funds, etc. Explains laws/regulations regarding home or vehicle repair. Performs physical damage inspections as required. Arranges for vehicle/home inspections, alternate transpo...
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Mutual of Omaha offers exceptional opportunities as a Financial Advisor, where a career path is accomplished through your own professional achievements, not seniority or tenure. Mutual of Omaha provides its Financial Advisors with professional development through coaching and one-on-one interactions, while allowing for flexible scheduling and the potential to earn a rewarding income. As a Financia...
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Looking for a career with unlimited income potential and the flexibility to manage your own schedule? Mutual of Omaha provides exceptional first careers to motivated individuals with a strong passion for success to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Be part of a great team environment and start immediately paying off student loans. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their...
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A Career with Us Will Provide You with: · A marketing plan we help you customize to build your brand effectively · A comprehensive training program focused on people and marketing strategy · Financial support during your early years to help you build your business · Compete with our elite and score trips to awesome places like Hawaii, Beijing and Münich, Germany Realize Your Potential Being a Mutu...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Senior Credit Analyst for our Boca Raton, Florida (FL) client. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Duties & Responsibilities: Collection activities of current, past due and delinquent accounts, both domestic and international Communicating with customers in order to manage and control age of accounts Providing copies of cust...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in the Livingston, New Jersey (NJ) area, a 'Top Ranked' mid-sized CPA Firm is in need of an Individual Tax Manager or Senior Manager. They pride themselves on being an exceptional alternative to the larger firms. They offer a competitive salary, benefits, flexible summer work hours and an exciting work environment. They are fast growing company offering tremendous...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is looking for a Financial Analyst for a great client located in the heart of South Florida. This is a growing organization within a publically-traded holding company structure. Position Responsibilities are: Compile and analyze financial information for the company Assist in the development of integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations An...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a leading Nassau County based CPA firm seeks exceptional Senior Tax Manager to join their tax dept. There will be extensive planning, review and research duties for diverse commercial clients- unlimited growth potential. This client also has excellent compensation, benefits and better than most firm's work/life balance. REQUIREMENTS: 10-15 years of high quality, sophi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is looking for a Manger with both audit and tax experience that has excellent client facing skills. The ideal fit has worked with clients that are 30 million in revenues and under. This is a laid back firm in Lake Oswego with three staff that has an excellent company culture and will offer the candidate client facing skills early in their career. This firm situated in...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a driven Auto Collections Manager for a fast growing client in San Antonio, TX. REQUIREMENTS: Ability to adhere to established policies and procedures when performing collection activity Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent organizational skills General working knowledge of most common computer applications with an in depth knowledge of...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our premier client in Sunrise, Florida is currently seeking a Senior Accountant for a permanent position. This person will be preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, month end closing and perform variance analysis. REQUIREMENTS: Requirements for this position include: Posses a strong understanding of GAAP Exper...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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