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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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SUMMARY We are actively recruiting for one of our top clients on the far Northeast Side of San Antonio/New Braunfels area to help build audit programs. Our client is an established public company, with a rich history. *This position will require up to 50% travel. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist the Director of Internal Audit performing company-wide audits and preparation and execution of the annual audit...
Parker + Lynch has a Senior Accountant job in Plano, TX. The client is looking for someone who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a minimum of five year’s accounting experience. This position will be primarily responsible for reviewing financial statements and supporting schedules according to the monthly close schedule. We are seeking someone who is proficient in Microsoft applications. R...
Affinity Health Plan, an independent, growing, not-for-profit managed care company designed specifically to serve the needs of low-income New Yorkers, needs a Sr. Analyst for its Corporate and Medical Economics department, who will provide analytical and scheduled / ad-hoc reporting for strategic and business decision-making, thereby contributing to achievement of corporate goals. As part of your...
The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has created the UCPath Initiative. UCPath is facilitating the development and implementation of a replacement system from the current Payroll Personnel System (PPS) to a new systemwide combined Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and payroll system. One outcome of the UCPath Initiative will be the creation of a systemwide Shared Serv...
Intermedix has been a leader in healthcare business services and technology enabled solution for over 30 years. Our solutions support planning, communication, command, and control to better connect healthcare providers, public health agencies, and emergency management personnel. We take pride in serving our clients with extensive industry expertise and exceptional technology to back it up. Today,...
Our client is seeking Audit Staff to work in their growing audit department. Client list includes companies in Entertainment, Manufacturing, Distribution, technology and nonprofit. Job Responsibilities: Develops relationships with client employees. Becomes proficient in assisting clients with routine accounting functions Minimum one year experience in Audit with a large public accounting firm Beco...
Company Confidential Murfreesboro, TN
FUNCTIONS: · Ensure the integrity of financial and accounting information related to construction contracts · Coordinating with the Construction Managers and Estimators on issues from project set-up through project close-out · Contract billing and subcontractor payments · Proper allocation of costs, metrics and variance tracking EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: · A bachelor’s degree in Accounting is prefer...
SUMMARY If you are a result-oriented Accounting Manager or Accounting Supervisor with a CPA and strive to be part of a Fortune 500 Company with excellent leadership this is the right opportunity for you! Our client is seeking a highly driven CPA to manage the preparation and review of financial reporting analysis including weighted average shares, cash flow supporting schedules, and earnings relea...
At Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. (GB) we are constantly seeking skilled professionals who are up for a challenge and take exceptional performance to heart. The professionals we hire help us maintain our reputation as one of the most progressive property/casualty third party claims service organizations in our industry and throughout the world. Gallagher Bassett provides services to Fortune 1000...
Senior Tax Accountant I have a permanent jobfor Senior Tax Accountantin Colorado - Denver If interested pl send me your resume with location, Immigration status, Expected Salary. Thanks Debdas Patnaik 248 795 0378 ***** Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation – No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible – No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Cl...
Mattson Resources has an immediate Temp to Hire opening for a A/R and Collector for a healthcare distributor. This is a stable company seeking people that are proactive with good communication skills. This position is a 40 hour a week position with no over time. This is a company that values long term employment and easy to get along with personalities. They offer a completive benefits package. JO...
SUMMARY Our client is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States and a leading player in their industry. They are a Texas based company that provides excellent benefits to their employees so if you are seeking a long term opportunity in a casual environment, this company is for you! RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains and evaluates current and prospective accounting documentation, rules and...
Company Confidential Hightstown, NJ, 08520
Immediate opening for a full time General Accountant. Responsibilities include: General ledger account reconciliations, including Bank reconciliations Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses Fixed assets Accrued expenses Journal entry preparation Preparation of various spreadsheets and analyses Financial analysis Special projects Candidates must be detail oriented and able to work in a fast paced env...
LEO W. O’BRIEN & CO. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 303 NORTH BROADWAY, SUITE 604 BILLINGS, MT 59101 (406) 245-4661 Leo W. O’Brien & Company Certified Public Accountants is a small, independently owned accounting firm in Billings, Montana, offeringa team environment that fosters personal growth, offers potential for advancement and provides the opportunity for candidates to gain a wide range of expe...
NJ financial firm looking for qualified individuals for their Compliance area. Responsibilities include: regulatory implementation due to Dodd Frank regulations, look back projects to adhere to new regulations, documentation review, AML/KYC due diligence. Qualifications include: 1-5 years compliance/regulatory experience, ability to work in demanding environment, experience working on complex proj...
Where do you want to take your career? At BGBC, it can go wherever you desire. BGBC Partners, LLP is a locally owned, mid-sized tax, assurance, and business advisory practice with experienced leaders and capabilities to meet the ever-changing needs of businesses and individuals. Our team of professionals and their depth of industry knowledge combined with their diverse background provide unsurpass...
We are working with a client in the technology sector to fill a temporary Senior Financial Analyst job in New York City, NY. The ideal candidate will have a strong capital with expense budgeting and advanced Excel skills including financial modeling, v-lookups, pivot tables and macros. Responsibilities for the temporary Senior Financial Analyst job include: - Manipulate and analyze large data set...
Billing Electronic Systems Technology Inc. Albany, NY
Looking for energetic, self-motivated person with strong computer skills. Good benefits and team environment. Experience preferred. Fax resume to 518-459-0867 or email to ***** xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...
Life Insurance Brokerage firm in Seattle is looking for an energetic, hard-working individual for a position in the New Business processing unit. As a Case Coordinator, job knowledge and duties require the individual to be bright, organized and extremely comfortable using technology resources. This is a fast paced, demanding and exciting environment. The Case Coordinator position is focused on the...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Account Manager for their Chicago, IL location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. The Account Manager will operate within our sales team to insure continuity and management of our customer relationships. Job Duties: Manage incoming leads to insure quality and timely responses to all sales inquiries Perform research on...
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