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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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Bookkeeping Assistant/Receptionist Reports To: Controller About Ed Tek Limited: Edu Tek Ltd. is a 40+ person technology consulting firm established in 1995. We are seeking to hire a fulltime Bookkeeping Assistant/Receptionist. As the first line of communication with our clients we are seeking an individual with professionalism and a pleasant disposition. The position is from Monday through Friday...
KForce is currently working with a client who is in need of an Accounts Payable Specialist. Within this role you will compile and review accounts payable documents and prepares document batches for processing and timely payment of invoices. Summary: You will also respond to employee and vendor inquiries, verify and record appropriate cost center and distribution (expense) account numbers on invoic...
Our client in the Providence, RI area is seeking an auditor on a temporary basis. The responsibilities for the position include: Provide expert technical, business and analytical support to execute compliance activity for SOX and MAR, including driving project plan and maintaining key control testing; Identify internal control gaps in business procedures, processes or systems, and initiate appropr...
A Kforce client is seeking a Senior Cost Accountant in West Chester, PA. Our client is a Fortune 500 company seeking a Senior Cost Accountant who will determine accuracy of standard cost data submitted from the manufacturing plants. Ensure costing of all items that are set up in the system Establish freight, landing and exchange rate to be applied to base costs Review value added and surcharge rat...
Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Westborough, Massachusetts (MA). Job Summary: Accounting for capital leases, asset retirement obligations, construction inventory, discontinued operations, environmental activities, real estate and equipment leases, intercompany, and impairment testing. This group of accounting responsibilities will be allocated among multiple accountants. Preparation,...
Our client is looking for an Insurance Accounting Manager due to company growth in Philadelphia, PA. Responsibilities include: Manages the timeliness of the monthly close process, reviews all monthly reporting deliverables prior to presentation to management Reviews and approves journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by the team Researches and recommends proper accounting treatment f...
Our client is seeking an A/P Clerk in Bridgeville, PA. Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to: Sort A/P mail and distribute appropriately Input high volume of purchase order invoices from multiple branches in system Contact branch offices or vendors with questions regarding invoices and payments Address supplier phone inquiries Match and code freight invoices 3 to 5 years'...
Our client a large constuction company has an immediate need for a billing and accounting clerk for their office in North County San Diego, CA. This position will be responsible for Invoicing/Billing/Filing/copying, and other general duties as assigned Provide clerical support to the accounting department. - 1-2 years of experience as an accounting clerk - Constuction expereince preferred, but not...
Our client is seeking an Audit Manager Global Financial Controls in New York, New York (NY). Description: Our client, a major Reinsurance company is seeking a Senior Auditor of SOX for its U.S. Commercial and Consumer Insurance business. The U.S. SOX program is executed out of our New York office and the right individual will report to the Property Casualty Director - Global SOX and Financial Cont...
Our client in Newport Beach, CA is looking to add to their Internal Audit department. The Internal Audit Manager will plan and perform a wide range of operational, compliance and financial audits for their corporate HQ, and its affiliates and subsidiaries. The Internal Audit Manager audits are performed to determine whether the Company's processes and systems for the management of risk, internal c...
Our client is seeking a Staff Accountant in New Braunfels, TX. Responsibilities: - Reviewing GL accounts - Performing account analysis and reconciliation, including bank statements and intercompany GL accounts - Posting journal entries - Researching and correcting account discrepancies - Supporting field users Qualifications and Requirements: - HS Diploma/GED - 4 year accounting degree - 3-5 years...
Our client is seeking a Finance & Special Projects Manager in Orange, California (CA). Summary: The Finance & Special Projects Manager manages company-wide cost allocations and provides financial analysis, planning and ad-hoc analysis. The Finance & Special Projects Manager will recommend improvements that are used measuring profitability, developing key performance metrics and analyzing financial...
Our client is seeking an AP Supervisor in Mission Viejo, CA. Job Summary: The Accounts Payable (A/P) Supervisor plays a leadership role within the Accounts Payable Team, reporting directly to the Disbursements Manager. This position will require analytical and leadership skills in a fast-paced, collaborative environment by processing, reporting on, and analyzing disbursement processes and internal...
We are seeking a Senior Corporate Accountant in Canonsburg, PA for growing organization. Duties include: Preparing, reviewing and completing monthly journal entries. Preparing and reviewing estimate to actual variance analysis to ensure accuracy of financial information. Preparing and reviewing internal financial statements and various supporting schedules. Assist in the preparation of external fi...
Our client is seeking a Corporate Accounting Manager in Canton, Massachusetts (MA). Duties: Accounting for derivatives, equity (share-based compensation, EPS, share repurchase program), debt, foreign currency, and certain judgmental accounting areas Assist with the accounting close process, including review of account reconciliations and journal entries Assist with the preparation and review of th...
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO Duties: Root cause analysis Ad hoc, periodic, and statistical reporting related to the finance operational aspects of the business such as, but not limited to, sales, marketing, inventory, supply chain Research, analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources Support the production of financial forecasting and development of Key Perfor...
Our client is seeking a Payroll Supervisor for Construction Support Services in Oakland, California (CA). Purpose of this Position: Candidate will be oversee construction payroll for 2 Regions and will be supervising a team of 2 payroll processors. They will be responsible for processing payroll for Northern California & Southern California Construction Payroll for over 1,800 employees processed w...
Our client is seeking a Master Data Specialist in Carrollton, Texas (TX). Job Duties include: Process requests from internal customers to add or alter elements pertaining to customer master records. Perform functions to prevent defects within master data files. Provide key support for timely customer master data changes across several business units. The candidate will also work in another Legacy...
Kforce is looking for Payroll Administrator for our client in Irving, Texas (TX) This role is responsible for the preparation and processing of weekly and biweekly payrolls for all employees. This position will provide service and support to all managers and employees. Job Duties: Responsible for the administration of Kronos, the electronic timekeeping system. Assist management with Kronos time en...
A top global organization in the Newark, Delaware area seeks degreed candidates / entry-level Financial Services Professionals to join their growing team on a contract-to-hire basis. This is a great opportunity for an entry level candidate to hit the ground running in a growing industry with plenty of opportunities to advance. The company offers competitive salaries, great benefits, and a great wo...
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