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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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Business Segment Capital - Retail Finance About Us GE Capital's Retail Finance business is among the country's most successful retail lenders, with 80 years of experience in consumer financing. The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank, provides credit card programs to retailers and consumers in the United States and Canada. We build better businesses through customi...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Financial Analyst Chicago, IL; Cicero, IL Full-Time $60,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Financial Analyst Chicago, IL; Cicero, IL Full-Time $60,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Financial Analyst with 3+ years of experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us -We are a pioneer and leader in th...
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Assistant Controller Job Profile and Description An assistant controller works in the financial department he/she reports to the corporate controller and prepares the financial statements and reports of the company in adherence to the financial rules and regulations of the company. He/she has a major role in executing the financial activities of a company. Assistant Controller Duties and Responsib...
LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Bilingual (Korean/English) Financial Analyst with excellent analytical and communication skills. The qualified candidate must have the ability to perform in a fast-paced and agile environment. Innovating, collaborating and executing with a sense of urgency and team focus are of utmost importance in this role. The successful candidate will...
Your Team: Audit Audit helps to preserve the integrity of universal service funds through audits and assessments. Through both our Compliance Audit and Corporate Risk Assurance groups, we enable USAC to demonstrate sound managerial control over all universal service operations. We’re looking for teammates who enjoy a challenge and are talented professionals to join our team of expert problem-solve...
The Compliance Analyst will undertake, coordinate and discharge audit, training and other activities, as assigned by the Chief Compliance Officer, to support and maintain PinnacleHealth’s system-wide compliance initiatives, policies and procedures. Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Healthcare Administration, legal studies, or closely related fiel...
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SUPERVISOR Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Job Description: This is a hands on position, responsible for coordinating and supervising activities and processes within Accounts Payable. The position interacts with internal customers and external suppliers, understands and monitors internal controls, and communicates and interacts efficiently in a team environme...
Join a leading real estate company as a Project Accountant (Central Finance & Accounting)! Summary Description: Position will handle all of the Central reporting functions, including general ledger maintenance, the budgetary process and providing accounting support to the central departments. In addition, this position will assist with the financial reporting function of entities maintained by CFA...
Job Description Care.com is the largest and fastest-growing technology platform for online care services, helping families, businesses, and corporate employees find high-quality care for their kids, pets, parents, and homes. We’re seeking innovative, entrepreneurial, and genuinely nice people to join our collaborative team. If that describes you, we want to hear from you! A career at Care.com offe...
Financial Services Representative Financial Planner / Financial Advisor Career Description: Financial Advisors help clients identify and achieve their financial goals. New York Life is dedicated to prudent financial management, high quality products and impeccable service. In addition to superior life and annuity products, registered representatives can offer a comprehensive array of financial pro...
Care.com is the largest and fastest-growing technology platform for online care services, helping families, businesses, and corporate employees find high-quality care for their kids, pets, parents, and homes. We’re seeking innovative, entrepreneurial, and genuinely nice people to join our collaborative team. If that describes you, we want to hear from you! A career at Care.com offers countless way...
Position Summary: Responsible for preparation of internal and external financial reporting required by the company, for assisting in the preparation and analysis of budgets and forecasts, for maintaining fixed asset records, for filing all sales and use tax returns, for preparing cash flow forecasts, for handling select banking activities, for posting inventory activity to the general ledger, and...
SUMMARY The Accounting & Planning Director’s role is to ensure the effective operations of all aspects of the accounting services, planning and analysis group. This position will be responsible for the leadership and direction of Corporate Accounting, activities for Westlake Chemical partners (MLP) and Westlake Chemical Partners OPCO LP, all financial planning and analysis activities related to We...
TREASURY ANALYST Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits The Treasury Analyst is responsible for wire transactions, short and long-term investment management and global cash flow planning in several currencies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Will employ a number of duties in the areas of accounting for the treasury and corporate functions, and a variety of ad-hoc duties, incl...
Financial Services Representative Financial Planner / Financial Advisor Career Description: Financial Advisors help clients identify and achieve their financial goals. New York Life is dedicated to prudent financial management, high quality products and impeccable service. In addition to superior life and annuity products, registered representatives can offer a comprehensive array of financial pro...
Baltimore County Manufacturing company is in need of a purchasing and inventory specialist with Great Plains. They will train with existing employee for first week · Create purchasing orders based on requests from salespeople. Send to vendors. · Process inventory adjustments as requested · Process inventory transactions for plating · Process receiving transactions Please call 410.400.8100 if you h...
Accountant Job Reference #: 80-82429-14JG An Oil and Gas company located in the San Antonio area is seeking an Accountant to add to their team. To qualify for this Direct Hire position, you must have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. In this position you will be responsible for accounting functions related to domestic oil and gas Gulfcoast properties. The Accountant will be reporting to the Accoun...
Financial Analyst or Sr. Financial Analyst Job Description Job Title: Financial Analyst or Senior FA Department: Operations Finance Reports To: Director of Finance FLSA Status: Exempt Location: Redlands, CA (may need to work out of a different IE location 2 times a week) Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Creates and analyzes monthly, quarter...
Click Here to Apply Online Job Description SENIOR ACCOUNTANT On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has been providing great service in a fun, team environment for over thirty years. Started by three friends with a passion for sizzling fajitas, strong margaritas, and a lively patio scene, On The Border is the national leader in Mexican Casual Dining. That original passion continues with those same...
Join a Leading Oil & Gas Company as a Lead Accounting Analyst! Responsibilities: The Lead Accounting Analyst is primarily responsible for assisting in the preparation of the Company Form 10-Q, 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the preparation of various other GAAP financial statements and footnotes, including significant interaction with various...
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