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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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Senior Accountant Job Summary: In this position, will be responsible for Tax & Business Compliance, monthly & annual close, financial reporting, and budgeting for a high transaction multi-company corporation. 30% of this position will require focus on taxes, 10% on business compliance, 10% on audits, 50% general ledger accounting, Senior Accountant Job Duties: • Preparation of sales/use tax ret...
Our team is currently recruiting for a A/R Manager for a Manufacturing company in the Johnson City area. The ideal candidate will have 5 years experience in credit and collections. Proficiency in Excel s required and knowledge of SAP is a huge plus. D&B reporting is required for this role. Other responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to: Collects accounts by contacting customer...
· Code, process and record AP transactions timely and accurately. · Assist in the processing of cash receipts, credit card processing and review receivables. Ensure customer AR reconciles with sales department information. · Record expense allocations, monthly accruals, prepaid amortization, depreciation and adjusting journal entries. · Prepare and analyze the monthly budget/forecast to actual ...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...
Oxford Instruments America has an exceptional opportunity for a US Tax Manager to manage the North American operations tax functions and ensure the company meets all compliance requirements, as well as minimize our tax liabilities. This business is part of a successful and rapidly expanding global technology company, Oxford Instruments plc, which is driving growth through product development and a...
Senior Accountant – Oil and Gas Great Public Company is adding to the team. This person is responsible for performing key monthly close activities, such as reconciliations, journal entry preparation, financial reporting and variance analysis. Assist with budget, forecasts and external audit compliance. Prepare ad hoc reports and perform other complex tasks with minimum supervision. Lead projects,...
JOB DESCRIPTION: KAMAN Hires Great People! Are you looking for an opportunity to Benefit from YOUR skills? Create Innovative Solutions, Create a Career... Come Grow with us! Outside Sales / Professional Account Manager Kaman Industrial Technologies, the largest subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, is a leading distributor of industrial products with over 200 sales and distribution locations throu...
Requisition Number14041 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleOffice hours CityMurray StateUtah DepartmentUIP CST 01H UUHP ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collab...
Requisition Number14211 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work Schedule8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH ISC 10A ACCTING OFFICE- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this m...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for aGeneral Managerto work extensively with Coop Management and a local board of directors. You must understand accounting, finance/budgeting, planning, business process controls, as well as good communication, supervisory, public relations and organizational skills to manage the total operation. You must be able to...
Requisition Number14255 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleMonfay-Friday CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH CST 17E HEALTH INFO DEPT- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a cu...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Processing and Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for aProduction Managerto manage manufacturing and maintenance operations of our Soy Protein Processing Facility. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, have the ability to multi-task and problem solve. You will: Ensure work practices and procedures ar...
Requisition Number11652 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work Schedule8-5 CityMurray StateUtah DepartmentUIP CST 01H HEALTH PLANS ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collabo...
Requisition Number14104 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleOffice hours CityMurray StateUtah DepartmentUIP CST 01H UUHP ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collab...
Job Summary The Assurance Manager is responsible for supervising, directing and reviewing the results through the delegation of tasks throughout the planning, field work and “wrap-up” stages of an Audit client engagement. In this role, the Assurance Manager is charged with marketing, networking and business development within an area of expertise, as well as the responsibility of ensuring engagem...
City: Kent State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98032 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...
Job Summary BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which ...

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