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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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The PCAOB is a non-profit corporation established by Congress to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote inv...
Overview: This company is a dominate world leader in their space and a prestigious member of the Fortune 500. You will be working directly with an experienced corporate accounting team with one direct report. About 65% - 75% of your duties in this role will be Analytical/Finance. The balance of your duties will focus on internal corporate accounting (cost center and cash/stock based transactions)...
Finance: UBS AG seeks Directors, Traders / Franchise Loan Portfolio Mgmt in Stamford, CT to book & recon trade transactions. Req'ts: Bachelor's or equiv in Bus Admin, Mgmt Sci, Fin, Econ, Math, or rel. & 4 yrs exp executing trades & internat'l fin'l transactions w/in credit derivatives mkt; executing CDS trades & terminations & step-outs & assignments; performing CDS valuation incl calculation of ...
POSITION OVERVIEW: Position reports into the Director of Planning & Strategy. The Lead Strategy Analyst is responsible for developing and evaluating Crickets key strategic growth priorities, analyzing market activity to understand the impacts to the business, and helping to answer the organizations most pressing strategic questions. KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Scan and evaluate the wireless...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love . . . to create a positive customer experience? Are you energized by . . . the challenge of engaging and connecting with customers? Do you enjoy . . . providing personalized and creative solutions...
Facility Name: Regional Business Office – Pacific, located in Sacramento, CA. Position Title: Insurance Verification Specialist Duties of Position: The Insurance Verification Representative is responsible for verifying insurance coverage, eligibility, benefits, obtaining authorizations and pre-certs as required by the individual insurance company. The IV is responsible for calculating patient sh...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love. . . researching laws and regulations? Are you energized by. . . supporting policy and procedure changes? Do youenjoy. . . communicating and educating on compliance? The Regulatory Compliance An...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Fraud Risk Analyst POSITION OBJECTIVE Inprove business decisions and processes to ultimately result in the reduction of fraud losses by pro-actively analyzing Kohl's Charge portfolio to find potential fraud ...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. POSITION OBJECTIVE This position manages the daily activities of Associates that comprise their team. This Coordinator is responsible for creating a productive work environment and for the performance measure...
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A major fresh produce distributor at the New England Produce Center is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Accounting Manager to handle all financial matters and support continued growth and expansion. The appropriate candidate should have relative experience in the food distribution industry. The position responsibilities, functions and qualifications are as follows: RESPONSIBILITIES: R...
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...
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...
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...
Initiate margining, early payment and prepayment activities working with Back Office as necessary Review ISO credit support requirements and initiate actions as necessary Document credit norm matters Maintain any CO documentation in Sharepoint and Documentum as necessary Maintain and report all requested kpi metrics, working with Process Control as necessary. Perform user testing related to A...
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 Number13890 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleMonday-Friday CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH CST 10R AR MANAGEMENT- 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 cultu...
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...
Job Description Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, an...
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...

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