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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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HC124533: M. Street Homes LLC Houston, TX See Below To Apply Accountant: Responsible for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, costing, deal analysis & negotiating private & institutional financing. Perform budgeting/forecasting with complex/dynamic financial models. Strategic analysis on resource utilization, tax strategies, & assumptions underlying budget forecast. Maintain d...
This position will be relocating to our new Headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas sometime between 2017 and 2018. Please visit http://www.tfsnextchapter.org/ for more details.Toyota Financial Services Our people are the driving force behind our success and we're moving forward!Join a dynamic company known for rapid growth and solid success.To make your mark as Senior Actuarial Analyst, you ...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, busine...
Large Financial Services Firm seeking a Senior Accounting Manager, Technical Accounting Policy to Plan, direct, develop and administer accounting policy across the Bank. Primary lead and support for the Vice President, Accounting Policy and Enterprise SOX and coordinate the research of technical accounting issues related to the Bank. Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies...
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, busine...
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, busine...
Toyota Financial Savings Bank , Henderson, Nevada (note: this position may be located in Torrance, CA OR Henderson, NV). Our people are the driving force behind our success and we're moving forward! Join a dynamic company known for rapid growth and solid success.To make your mark as Senior Financial Analyst, you will: Key Responsibilities: ANNUAL BUDGET PLANNING, FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS Spea...
SUMMARY: This position supervises the coding and billing function for a multi-specialty, 45-physician clinic. Must be a self-motivated team player with significant experience in physician office or medical practice revenue cycle management including coding. Supervises and oversees performance of coding and billing personnel. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Ensures accuracy and co...
About Ameriprise Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community...
Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collabo...
About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an ...
Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collabo...
Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're tal...
About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an ...
About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an ...
Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collabo...
About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an ...
Our client, a CPA firm in the downtown area, is seeking an experienced tax accountant. On a daily basis, the accountant will be responsible for preparation of tax returns for individuals, corporations and partnerships. The accountant will review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to determine forms needed to prepare tax returns. To be qualified for the ...
Title: Director, Underwriting & Financial Analysis Department: Employee Benefit Services Supervisor: Director Location: Houston Position Summary: Responsible for the providing statistical analysis in preparation for negotiations with insurance carriers on pricing for Crystal clients’ health and ancillary insurance programs. The position demands highly refined mathematical and analytical skills...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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