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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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Job ID: 36025 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
Junior Staff Accountant The Greysmith Companies is looking for an up and coming Staff Accountant for a fast-growing manufacturing company. This position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to be a part of a diverse and creative team where they can expand on their accounting skills and career. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, a willingness to lea...
Company Confidential Concord, OH, 44060
Accountant/CPA Local CPA firm seeks a part time staff accountant (25-30hrs/week) to prepare individual, and corporate tax returns. A minimum of 3+ years CPA firm experience required. Friendly work environment with flexible hours. Hourly pay rate is based on experience (no medical benefits provided). Please mail resume to: J. C. Hanzak & Co., 9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. #4A, Concord, Oh 44060....
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77024
HC167977: AMERICANIZED BENEFIT CONSULTANTS Houston, TX See Below to Apply Senior Financial Analyst Requirements: Req. MBA in Finance, plus 3 month experience in the position offered. Resume must be mailed to the job site, AMERICANIZED BENEFIT CONSULTANTS Attn: HR Manager at 9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 150. Houston, TX 77024...
Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Accounting/Bookkeeper Part time Bookkeeper- Akron construction firm seeks exp independent, strong background in AP, AR, Payroll, Financial projections, Budgeting, Cost accounting and taxation. Proficient in Small business software including Quickbooks or Peachtree and Excel. Degree in Accounting and/or 15 years exp. as Bookkeeper required. 25-32 hours per week. Hourly rate $16-$22. Retiree...
This position is located in our MD, Bethesda facility Candidate will provide support to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Resource Manager/Comptroller. The individual will provide support tasks to include: - Standardization and full documentation of the process of reconciling financial data in the agency's customer budgeting tool - Support tasks to standardize and fully documen...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets...
This position is located in our MA, Needham facility Support Accounting Manager in all aspects related to the General Ledger. Learn all tasks performed within the department and develop the ability to act as an alternate in each position. Assist in the month end closing process including Hyperion Corporate mapping and reporting. Provide adequate and timely responses to all audits, DCAA, E & Y,...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Sam Houston facility Job Responsibilities Participate in the development of reporting requirements for the preparation, collection, justification, and submission of programming and budgetary data. Assist in other Budget functions, such as account managing, track obligations and commitments against any fund type. Resolve unliquidated obligations, unmatched tr...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77071
HC166303: JDM Industrial Inc. Houston, TX See below to apply JDM Industrial Inc. has full time vacancy for Business Director. Duties are analyze business problems, prepare management reports, analyze/schedule study alternative course of action. Direct/co-ordinate finance and management. Review financial statements. Manage staff, prepare work schedules, supplement departmental policies. Hire ...
Job ID EIA-00001790 Emerson Company Emerson Industrial Automation Group Country United States State/Province Kentucky City Morehead Publish Start Date Nov 11 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Plant Controller Plant Controller Job Responsibilities: Under general supervision of the Director of Finance – North America, the Plant Controller is responsible for: · Constructs, implements, an...
Job ID ENP-00004456 Emerson Company Liebert Services Country United States State/Province District Of Columbia City Washington Publish Start Date Sep 18 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description The Senior Cost Estimator is responsible for producing cost estimates at different levels of design for use in budget development, cost planning, value engineering studies, and chang...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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