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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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Position Function: Responsible for managing all aspects of the Collection Department’s activities to achieve department goals by controlling delinquencies and professionally developing a team of Collectors Position Responsibilities Include: • Manage a collections team including motivating, hiring, training, performance management and setting monthly collection goals • Demonstrate awareness of the...
Are a CPA with Big 4 experience with an aerospace and/or defense contractor who wants to play a key role in one of the divisions of a multi billion dollar manufacturer? Are your a CPA who has solid SEC experience? If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you should consider this opportunity. Our client is a diversified , top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company with...
Tax Compliance Manager 120,000-200,000 + Bonus DOE Columbia, MD, USA We are looking to fill a Tax Compliance Manager position to manage the overall onboarding, withholding, reporting and compliance requirements for the Corporate Trust Services (CTS) Tax team and to support the centralized tax function across the CTS product divisions. This person will work closely with a number of different busine...
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Financial Program Supervisor (Assistant Controller) Job Announcement Code: 1401849 UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI; Business & Financial Services; starting salary for this full-position is $46,452-$76,000 annually, depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A twelve-month probationary period will be required. Job Duties: This position has responsibility for the design and oversight of the acc...
Please click on the link below to apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9158201 *Bilingual-Spanish/English Preferred* Summary:. The Customer Relations Representative-Collector assists the department in the collection of past due accounts.They are responsible to counsel customers regarding the status of their account and assist in providing resolutions on all incoming and outgoing ph...
High Growth Company seeking a dynamic CFO with Tech Interest to join the company. We are a fast growing company that will be celebrating our 4th anniversary this July. In those 4 years we have grown quickly. We provide professional services to other companies and are very much technology-based and driven. We now have 18 employees and revenues of $4.5m. We are young, fun, extremely hard working, ex...
Senior Accountant Global Reporting & Consolidations Morristown, NJ To $90K The Senior Accountant’s primary focus will be supporting the Global month-end close process. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Accounting as well as a minimum of 5-7 years experience, with a mix of experience in Public and Private accounting CPA required or in process Proficient with Microsoft Excel and knowledge of Hyper...
A-Line Staffing Solutions is seeking experienced Accounts Payable/Customer Service Rep to work a full-time position in the area! Full-time, 40 hours/week. Monday – Friday Please indicate position of interest with resume to ***** Job Summary: Ability to help patients with paying their balance and setting up paymentarrangements Qualifications: Proficient in PC and MS Office skil...
A growing pre-IPO company in the San Fernando Valley is looking to expand it's top notch accounting department. This is a new position due to growth within a very team oriented department. We are looking for a team player who has experience in Audit and/or general accounting. This position will be responsible for assisting the management with all Month End Duties, GL Accounting, journal entries, d...
To apply complete on-line application at: http://www.emcins.com/Careers/apply_V2.aspx Selects and maintains profitable and growing book of business for assigned territory, or assigned groups of agents, in accordance with company goals, commercial lines underwriting philosophy & within written authority grants Location of office is Pottstown, Pennsylvania Assures that risks have proper coverages pr...
This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing various financial activities. These activities include: preparing financial forecast for volumes, direct expenses, allocations, headcount and capital expenditures. This position is also responsible for researching and explaining variances between actual, forecast, plan and prior year financials. Financial accuracy is ensured by...
A global leader in hospitality and food service, Delaware North Companies, Inc. is one of the largest privately held companies in North America. The company has a strong reputation in its industries – hospitality, food service, travel and tourism, retail, gaming and entertainment- with more than 100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England. Visit www.delawarenorth...
A global leader in hospitality and food service, Delaware North Companies, Inc. is one of the largest privately held companies in North America. The company has a strong reputation in its industries – hospitality, food service, travel and tourism, retail, gaming and entertainment- with more than 100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England. Visit www.delawarenorth...
Job Description: Accurately and timely process A/P invoices Monitor invoices against contracts and purchase orders Prepare weekly check run Vendor contact Maintain communication with vendors Reconcile vendor statements Various tax compliance requirements Job Requirements: Accounting software experience Proficiency in MS Excel and Word 2 years of Accounts payable experience Ability to work in a fas...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Performance Analyst Santa Monica, CA Full-Time $55,000 - $65,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Tim Cozine is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Tim Apply Job Details If you are a Performance Analyst with experience, please read on! Based in Santa Monica, CA, we are looking for a Performance Analyst to join our f...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Payroll Specialist Washington, DC; Arlington, VA Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Payroll Specialist to join a global Television News Organization located in Washi...
Top wealth management firm looking for enthusiastic and driven person to grow our retirement planning business. We already have existing 401k business and looking to expand our business in the 401k and 403b market place. Candidate will have experience in the 401k sales cycle along with knowledge of the operations behind implementing and servicing retirement plans. Our target market is primarily ma...
Description This position is responsible for preparing corporate and partnership income tax returns (federal and state) and other special projects, including but not limited to assistance with federal and state income tax audits and tax research. Requirements •Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with strong academic record, required •1-3 years of income tax experience, required •Strong PC skills with...
Description This position is responsible for the accurate and timely accounting functions related to Joint Interest Accounting. Currently accepting resumes for Staff, Senior and Supervisor level candidates Requirements •B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance with strong academic record required •3-5+ years accounting experience required; joint interest accounting or public accounting experience pref...
Description This position will collaborate with other JIA managers to lead the JIA Dept. with an emphasis on timeliness and quality of financial reporting, effectiveness of internal controls, and efficiency of accounting processes. Specific responsibilities will include SOX compliance, Accounts Receivable, SAP Administration and special projects. Annually complete formal employee performance evalu...
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