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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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Tax Supervisor (Sales & Use Tax) Position Profile: Anixter Inc is seeking a Tax Supervisor for our sales and use tax team at our corporate headquarters in Glenview, IL. Key job responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to: ·Provide direct support to manager with US & Canada sales and use tax audits Research a variety of issues across a broad range of ...
Full Time Accounting Clerk About The Job We have a full time accounting position available located at our South Weymouth headquarters. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with collections, attention to detail and knowledge of retail computer systems. Responsibilities Include Data entry Mail monthly statements Post customer payments Maintaini...
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. T...
Senior Director Finance-System Controller-Kaleida Health Be a part of this exciting time in our evolution as the largest provider of healthcare in Western New York! Kaleida Health is currently recruiting for a Senior Director System Controller. This position is responsible for oversight of all financial reporting for the Kaleida Health System, preparing and presenting financial statements and re...
Accounts Payable – Expense Reporting and Procurement Card Supervisor Large, growing San Antonio Company is adding to the team. Company has a track record for being employee/people centric with very low turnover. Opportunity to interact with various groups through the organization. Looking for an energetic Accounts Payable professional with experience in ERP Systems, processing accounts payable, ...
Company Confidential Albion, MI, 49224
The Tennison Group is a national executive search and consulting firm specializing in the recruitment of senior staff, management and senior management positions for all industries ranging from Fortune 100 companies to early stage enterprises. Our client in Albion is looking for a Controller to analyze financial information, prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, lia...
The successful candidate will be a general problem solver who enjoys diving into data, is excited about investigations, and has the ability to multi-task. The ideal candidate will be assisting in the credit / collection process, provides analytical support for credit risk management and month-end reporting to corporate management. Reviews incoming customer orders; analyze customer?s Accounts Rece...
Company Confidential North Jackson, OH, 44451
CONTROLLER Northeast Ohio Steel Service Center and Heavy Metal Stamping and Assembly Operation has an immediate opening for the position of Controller. The Controller is responsible for the completion and accuracy of all financial functions at the organization, including cycle management, cost accounting, reporting, analysis and risk management and internal controls.This is a day to day, hands on ...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
Position Description The Tax Associate provides compliance services for numerous hedge fund and investment partnership clients consisting of a variety of investment strategies and fund structures, including domestic and offshore side-by-side entities, master-feeder structures and fund-of-funds. The Associate will research tax implications of complex financial transactions and prepare memorandums ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Overview: Agfa Corporation has an exciting opportunity for an Account Manager to join our team. Agfa, is a world leader in prepress solutions for the commercial, newspaper and packaging printing industries. In addition, we are quickly expanding our assortment for the fast-growing market of industrial inkjet printing with the development of state-of-the-art printers and inks for applications such...
Professional Management Consulting Services (PMCS) is recruiting a Bookkeeper. Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Overview: Agfa Corporation has an exciting opportunity for an Account Manager to join our team. Agfa, is a world leader in prepress solutions for the commercial, newspaper and packaging printing industries. In addition, we are quickly expanding our assortment for the fast-growing market of industrial inkjet printing with the development of state-of-the-art printers and inks for applications such...
Be Part of Something Big! Financial Advising is projected to grow 27 percent or more from 2012 to 2022, much faster than other professional careers. If you love helping people, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks. You’re a problem-solver and amazing with people! You have a knack for strategic planning, self-development, and fo...
Need a bookkeeper part time. Part time hours are 1-2 full days a week. This could lead to additional days if they had a lot of value. They are looking for a full-charge bookkeeper with QuickBooks experience. They need to have knowledge of A/P, A/R & tax fillings. Will also be handling the collection calls. Will also be in charge of entering invoices. Clients are government institutes so need someo...
Professional Management Consulting Services is recruiting a Staff Accountant Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and CE...
DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS OBJECTIVES OF POSITION Manage, plan, direct, and lead all aspects of the Region’s Collections department to achieve an acceptable and pre-determined delinquency ratio, while minimizing losses and satisfying customer complaints. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES Manage a team of Collectors and Collection Supervisors to perform at expected productivity, customer service and efficien...

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