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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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Job Posting (Immediate Hire) Position: SAP FI/CO Applications Consultant/Analyst (Business Consultant) Compensation: Commensurate with experience - Salary, Benefits + Bonus Organization:e5 Solutions Group (www.e5solutions.com) e5 Solutions Group is the recognized leader in providing comprehensive solutions, consulting services and add-on software for treasury and financial solutions implementa...
We seek a motivated, experienced accounting professional to provide our clients with outstanding accounting support services for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Most work can be performed remotely. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Accounts Receivable Management: Direct the regular preparation and delivery of invoices. Manage the receivables collection process and administer ...
Are you a rock start IT professional with strong audit/assessment experience? Seeking individuals from across the US to join teams in Nashville or Tampa. 40% travel involved. Excellent opportunity for growth and advancement. - Bachelor's Degree and at least 3-15 years of IT audit experience. - SSAE-16 (SAS-70) preferred; - SOX, HIPAA, and related IT General Controls audit experience preferred. ...
Accounts Payable Clerk - Contract (Quincy, MA) Basic Job Function: Assist the Senior Accountant in the day-to-day reporting of all financial activity needed to maintain the integrity of the General Ledger and Financial Statements. Primarily responsible for the preparation of invoices/bills, data entry, account analysis, monthly reconciliation and general accounting tasks. This position is subjec...
At Great American, we focus on building relationships and linking people to various career paths. Whether it’s underwriting, marketing, claims, accounting, customer service, IT or legal, Great American Insurance Group combines a "small company" entrepreneurial atmosphere with "big company" expertise. Great American has more than 25 specialty insurance divisions within our Property & Casualty Group...
JOB DESCRIPTION We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable professional for a growing company in Frederick, MD. You will be responsible for owning the AP functions for the company along with expense reporting. There is potential as well for upward mobility as the company continues to crow. JOB REQUIREMENTS 3 or more years of experience in accounts payable in a corporate ...
Manager, Compensation Operations- Chicago-FIN000359 · Manage the timely and accurate processing, payment, and analysis of incentive compensation. · Develop and monitor key metrics to understand compensation dispute trends, variances to expectations, and provide explanations/root cause for large variances. · Lead a team who processes incentive compensation related disputes according to incentive...
Baird & Warner is currently seeking to fill the position of Junior Business Intelligence Developer. This is a newly-created role and we are looking for an entry-level candidate with 0-2 years of experience that will bring new and fresh ideas and skills to the organization. About Baird & Warner... The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with innovation and integrity for over 150 years. With ...
General Description The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is looking for a Project Manager to support the System Model Validation (SMV) in our Supervision, Regulation and Credit department. This position supports senior leaders in the overall governance structure of the Federal Reserve System’s validation function and interfaces with the Model Validation Oversight Committee to ensure timely com...
About Us We are a rapidly growing organization whose culture is built on the concept of teamwork. We are a leading provider of document technology products and services. Our mission is to maximize organizational productivity by delivering effective automated business process and content management solutions that boost efficiency and profitability. Job Summary: Interact with customers regarding p...
About Us We are a rapidly growing organization whose culture is built on the concept of teamwork. We are a leading provider of document technology products and services. Our mission is to maximize organizational productivity by delivering effective automated business process and content management solutions that boost efficiency and profitability. Job Summary: Interact with customers regarding p...
About Us We are a rapidly growing organization whose culture is built on the concept of teamwork. We are a leading provider of document technology products and services. Our mission is to maximize organizational productivity by delivering effective automated business process and content management solutions that boost efficiency and profitability. Job Summary: This position is responsible for th...
About Us We are a rapidly growing organization whose culture is built on the concept of teamwork. We are a leading provider of document technology products and services. Our mission is to maximize organizational productivity by delivering effective automated business process and content management solutions that boost efficiency and profitability. Job Summary: This position is responsible for th...
Beacon Sales Company is a roofing and building supply distributor covering all of New England. We are a region of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.; a $2 billion public company and the largest publicly traded roofing supply distributor in the country. We have an Accounts Receivable position open in our Peabody, MA location. We offer competitive wages, profit sharing, health, dental, life, disability i...
Company Confidential Londonderry, NH, 03053
Job Purpose: Provides management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts; preparing financial statements. Duties: * Accomplishes the new result by performing the new duty. * Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; scheduling required jobs; verifying data. * Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports; verifyin...
Location: Corporate Accounting Hourly Rate (if applicable): Summary: The Staff Accountant II is responsible for quarterly and annual statutory reporting, coordinating the mid-year audit review of the statutory package, implementing International Accounting Standards, and preparing monthly management reporting packages. The position also includes assisting in the preliminary and year-end corpora...
Senior Accountant - Private Equity My client is very established organization in the finance industry located in downtown Boston who is seeking an experienced Accountant who can multi-task and be a contributor to a growing department. The Senior Accountant will be involved in numerous parts of the accounting function including but not limited to, general ledger reconciliations, cash management, a...
Manager - Technical Accounting My client is a publicly traded company in the financial services industry located in Boston who is looking for a strong technical accounting professional to join their growing organization. The Manager of Technical Accounting will oversee procedures to ensure all accounting is in accordance with US GAAP. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of public accounting ex...
Senior Internal Auditor - Operational Audit/Projects My client is a multi-billion dollar organization in the Greater Boston area seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to play a key role in the operational functionality of the company. The Senior Internal Auditor will work directly with department heads within the organization to create and maintain operational efficiency. The ideal candidate will hav...
Summary Our client is looking to add an Accounting Supervisor to manage a small team in their Accounting department. Client Details $50+ million industry leader within industrial products and services. Description Responsible for managing team of three to five individuals Oversee AP, AR, credit approval, invoicing, collections, and additional activities Maintain accuracy of job costing Rev...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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