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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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Required Qualifications: 1+ years of Physical Damage experience 1+ years of Bodily Injury experience Preferred Qualifications: College Degree preferred Job Description: Our client, who is a National Carrier, is looking for Auto Claims Adjusters for a 5 - 6 month temporary assignment. About TheBestIRS: TheBestIRS, Insurance Recruiting Specialists, is the leading provider of insurance jobs in Washin...
Required Qualifications: 2+ years experience performing vehicle estimates Preferred Qualifications: Experience using CCC Pathways or Audatex estimating software Prior experience as a Staff Appraiser for an insurance carrier is preferred Reliable transportation Job Description: Our client is a large, national, insurance carrier and they have needs for Staff Appraisers to cover the Las Vegas area. T...
Where there is change, there is BIG opportunity. You have probably heard of big changes in health insurance over the past year that are forcing people to enroll in healthcare coverage. What this means is consumers are looking to insurance agents to help them enroll in health plans. Consumers now have more access to coverage than any time in the past, and with government assistance for qualified in...
Where there is change, there is BIG opportunity. You have probably heard of big changes in health insurance over the past year that are forcing people to enroll in healthcare coverage. What this means is consumers are looking to insurance agents to help them enroll in health plans. Consumers now have more access to coverage than any time in the past, and with government assistance for qualified in...
This position will carry out tasks associated with the Systems Management Development team. The team is responsible for the management and monitoring of data center infrastructure, including centralized logging and server monitoring. Projects include enhancements to existing products, maintenance of existing products, integration efforts focusing on initiatives and integration with 3rd party appli...
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Company Confidential Northridge, CA, 91324
Electronics manufacturing company located in Northridge, CA is looking for a full-time, hands-on, Controller.This high energy position wears many hats and will work closely with top management.This stable company has been in business for over 20 years and offers a friendly, casual work environment, and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k plan, and paid time off. Duties include:...
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Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone. * Kee...
Reporting to Director of External Reporting and Compliance. Sr. Accountant will be the primary person administering the Company’s stock option plan work on technical accounting projects. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Administer option tool in conjunction with the Company’s human resource department and outside legal counsel Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosatti. • Process stock option tr...
As an important member of the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, Financial Analyst provides timely, accurate and insightful financial analyses to support various areas of the growing business. Successful candidate must demonstrate strong work ethic, high-level energy and motivation, and impeccable attention to details Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Takes ownership of existing and...
The Corporate Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, financial reporting, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy and completeness of all financial or disclosure documents, and ensure that reported results comply with U.S. GAAP. Successful candidates should possess...
Responsibilities: - Responsible for full cycle day-to-day accounting operations and mentoring/guiding the staff accountant(s) - Execute the close process including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, trend analysis, etc. - Responsible for revenue recognition including monthly revenue reconciliation, deferred revenue/expenses, and periodic user-life analysis - Prepare intercomp...
ob title: Revenue Analyst Department: Finance Reports to: Revenue Manager core values: • Finish strong, never give up, play to win. • Learn from our mistakes, innovate, take risks. • Always raise the bar, every quarter… no complacency. • We are our partners best partner. • Love for our customer, above all else, turn every customer into a raving fan. • Excellent people. We only hire them if we love...
Position Overview • Provides leadership to finance [professionals engaged in the financial modeling, business case development, development and validation of plans and forecasts, profitability analysis, periodic management reporting, and performance measurement (or balance scorecard). • Responsible for the design, development and preparation of accurate,accurate standardized monthly financial repo...
Hello, My name is Melissa and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Financial Analyst for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Norwood, OH details for the position are as follows: Job Description: Financial reporting responsibility for the department including Orders, Sales, Profit Cash and asset management items. Develops, m...
Prominent, successful Las Vegas, Nevada based property management company is seeking a Financial Controller to join their growing team! JOB DESCRIPTION Controller will manage comprehensive accounting operation with a hands-on ability to execute the day-to day activities of the accounting department. The controller will also work closely with the team in driving initiatives geared around improving...
Chief Financial Officer CFO The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory and advisory organizations in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry...
Rainin Instrument, a subsidiary of METTLER TOLEDO, is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Commercial Operations Manager to join our team in our Oakland, CA headquarters. This position is to provide business analytics and support for short and long term revenue/unit related initiatives. Assure delivery of forecasts, portfolio analysis, sales/demand updates, and data and trend analysis. Se...
Accounting Clerk with recent Great Plains experience is needed for an indefinite assignment! Position is scheduled to begin August 25th - qualified candidates should forward resumes asap! •Prepares and processes one or more of the following financial documents; invoices, billings, purchase orders, requisitions, checks, check requests, tax reports, payments and/or deposits; reviews and verifies the...
Do you have a degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration, but only 6 months experience? Are you an entry level Accounting Clerk looking to expand your experience? If so, please contact us! A well knows global accounting firm is looking for an entry level Accounting Clerk to assisting with tax returns, filing, data entry and working on excel reports. MUST have a degree in t...

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