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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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As the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, Marsh is devoted to finding the opportunity in risk. Companies look to us to help them navigate the daunting global risk landscape, seeing risks others don't and unlocking opportunities others can't. With 25,000 employees and annual revenues approaching $5 billion Marsh serves more clients in more industries worldwide than any firm in our i...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA, 90831
A fast growing international business is seeking a full-time Accounting Assistant to collect and report its financial data to help CPA in tax return and financial report preparation, book keep its capital, asset/liability, loan, and investment accounts, compiling monthly reports, opening and maintaining investment accounts etc. Responsibilities: Document company and client financial transactions P...
Under general direction this position is responsible for the day-to-day billing of all New Equipment Sales. This includes billing Job Cost Invoices to the customer or contractor, submitting pay applications to the contractors and entering and issuing Job Cost Customer Credits. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Ø Receives and invoices all New Equipment Sales Invoices to customers or contractors. Ø Review...
Description: Prudential Financial, Inc. is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, i...
Description: Prudential Investment Management (PIM) is seeking a Tax Associate Manager to join its Asset Management (AM) Finance Team within PIM Center. This team reports directly to the Asset Management Segment VP of Finance and interacts with all levels within the AM business units across PIM. The successful candidate will be part of the group responsible for tax oversight of the AM segment, Pru...
Description: Prudential Investment Management (PIM) Compliance currently has an opening for an individual with 5-6 years experience to fill a Compliance Manager Position supporting PIMs Fixed Income Asset Management group in Newark, NJ. PFI manages over $400 billion in client assets, spread across 500+ distinct portfolios and ranks within the top 5 managers of public bond assets in the United Stat...
Description: The Office of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (OSGLI) Claims Unit is looking for a Senior Claim Examiner whose primary responsibility will be to assist with management of daily activities over a group of Claim Examiners. OSGLI Claims handles payment of all Servicemembers, Veterans, Family and Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI, VGLI, FSGLI and TSGLI) claims. The S...
Description: Position Available TItle: Actuary (The Prudential Insurance Company of America - Newark, NJ) Duties: Work in the Corporate Actuarial Department. Participate in the development of economic assumptions and economic scenario generator for Statutory, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Pricing and Capital Management. Develop assumption proposals, lead the committee meetings a...
Accounting Principals is seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Specialist for a large client with corporate offices in Brentwood, TN. This position will involve processing payment of invoices and proper filing and storage of records. This position will require organizational and good time management skills. Duties will include: -Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prio...
DRG Reviewer/Coder - Healthcare Major not for profit healthcare organization located in New York City is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding coding department. Responsibilities: Validate ICD-10-CM coding to ensure proper DRG assignment in order to screen out over billed cases Validate/assign CPT codes to assure proper billing. Refer cases with possible utilization and/or q...
Description: Work with various internal and external resources to assess, manage and report various insurable risks (including Property, General Liability, Auto Liability, Aviation and Mortgage Impairment). Participate in the periodic reviews of business groups to identify insurable risks, examine compliance with Company policies, recommended process improvements and escalate material issues to ma...
Description: Prudential Asset Resources is a subsidiary of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and one of the largest commercial and multifamily mortgage servicing firms in the nation. Assets under management include CMBS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and insurance company general account loans. The Company is a rated Primary, Master, and Special Servicer. Prudential Mortgage Capital Company is a...
Description: The Actuarial Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a rotational program designed to produce leaders within Prudential. Twelve to eighteen-month rotational assignments across many business units offer a breadth of experience in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to: Group or Individual Life Insurance, Retirement Services, Annuities, Investments, International Insura...
Job Description Job Purpose: Generates revenue by making payment arrangements; collecting accounts; monitoring and pursuing delinquent accounts. Duties: * Calling the insurnace companies on outstanding A/R. Responding with the appropriate course of action. Medical records, Appeals, forms etc. * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answeri...
American Renal Associates, located in Beverly, MA is experiencing rapid growth, and we are searching for the right individuals to help continue our superb performance. We currently have an open position in the following area: Staff Accountant (Concentration in Payroll) The primary purpose of this position: Provide payroll processing and analytic support Job Duties & Responsibilities: Integrate wee...
We have an IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME opening for an Administrative Analyst for our Outbound Call Center who will be gathering, reporting and monitoring performance metrics utilizing EXCEL. You will work closely with the Call Center Manager to refine requirements and deliver analysis, insight and recommendations regarding sales trends that impact our departmental goals. We are based in Boca Raton, just o...
Scottsdale, 85254
Are you looking to work for a company that is growing and who has a strong knowledgeable management team who can take them to the next level? We are looking for a Staff Accountant who is interested in working with the full cycle G/L in addition to working with more traditional financial functions like cash and forecasting. If this sounds like you, you should definitely respond to this position. Re...
Kelly Services is hiring! Kelly Services will be hosting open interviews! Thursday July 24 from 10:30am-3:30pm We are currently partnering with M&T Bank in hiring for immediate contract positions in the following areas: -Entry level Accounting -Banking Support -Mortgage/Document Review Please call (716) 837-3996 to secure your interview slot today or submit resume to ***** for...
Investment Operations Analyst NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), a non-profit organization, is one of the most comprehensive university hospitals in the world, with leading specialists in every field of medicine. As a single institution, it is composed of two renowned medical centers, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornel...
Daley & Associates is representing a Boston based not-for-profit; our client is in search of a talented and seasoned Payroll Accountant who has supervised a company with 100+ employees. This individual is expected to take on the responsibilities of providing payroll registry, preparing the transfer of necessary funds, the distribution of paychecks and remittances of bi-weekly, assists with the ann...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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