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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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Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
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Prestigious International mid-town based Major Media and Entertainment firm seeks a staff accountant with 0-2 years of either Big 4 or large company private hands on CONSOLIDATIONS, corporate accounting and or financial reporting experience. (Please dont respond if you NOT HAVING one or the other) This individual must have an accounting degree and high GPA along with a strong understanding with GA...
Company Confidential Alexandria, VA, 22312
Our expertise in Financial Management, Information Technology and Program/Project Management focus on developing innovative Financial Internal/External controls, Financial Accounting and IT Technical solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries in both the private, State and Federal sectors. Our company believes in rewarding employees for doing great work. In addition to competitive...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
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Our company is interviewing accounting applicants in the next 2 days to fill this position, This individual must be knowledgeable about accounting as it pertains to real estate, especially as it pertains to leasing, projections, monthly payment calculations, and calculating profit margins for each residential property. This is a contract position although most of the duties, will be needed on a mo...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers, financial advisers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $5 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisers, attorneys, deal-makers invited. F...
Job Description: Tax Consultant needed for immediate opening. The individual in this position will assist with a number of projects including M&A, restructuring, modeling, research, computational analyses. This is NOT a tax compliance position. Tax Consultants with relevant experience should apply today! Responsibilities include: -Perform basic to medium level tax research -Construct medium to adv...
Generate, analyze and forecast miscellaneous plant production measures to provide data to management. Compile material scrap variances so that scrap generators can be highlighted and addressed. Maintains the plant's Fixed Asset Control accounting systems, including additions, transfers, and disposal of plant fixed assets. Records and tags new capital equipment. Conducts internal fixed asset audits...
We are an established accounting firm in Sedona, AZ, seeking a full-time, Full-Charge Bookkeeper with tax return preparation experience to work in Sedona. The person applying for this position needs to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively communicate with clients and co-workers. This person must be willing to relocate to the Sedona, AZ area. Details: 5-10 years experience in...
We are an established accounting firm in Sedona, AZ, seeking a full-time, Full-Charge Bookkeeper to work in Sedona. The person applying for this position needs to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively communicate with clients and co-workers. This person must be willing to relocate to the Sedona, AZ area. Details: 5-10 years experience in other accounting firms Must be organiz...
Credit Finance Manager Hunt Valley Md - Internet / E-Commerce Finance / Accounting - Financial Planning / Advising Full-time United States - Maryland - Hunt Valley The Compensation: Neg Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 10+ to 15 years of experience Man...
Credit Finance Manager Hunt Valley Md - Internet / E-Commerce Finance / Accounting - Financial Planning / Advising Full-time United States - Maryland - Hunt Valley The Compensation: Neg Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 10+ to 15 years of experience Man...
Credit Finance Manager Hunt Valley Md - Internet / E-Commerce Finance / Accounting - Financial Planning / Advising Full-time United States - Maryland - Hunt Valley The Compensation: Neg Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 10+ to 15 years of experience Man...
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