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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 Title: Assistant Credit Manager Location: Somerville, MA Department: Credit Department Reports to: Credit Manager Job Type: Exempt Shift: Day Shift Education: Bachelor's Degree Travel: None Job Objective: Assist Credit Department Managers with managing customer account status Description Responsibilities: Monitor payment activity for all customer accounts; Communicate with complianc...
Company Confidential Manassas, VA, 20109
Medical Biller Manassas, VA Ideally we are looking for someone with long-term care billing experience. E-mail daily census to Omnicare and Servant pharmacies E-mail weekly census to Radiation Physics – every Monday Process signed checks – make copies and mail out / give to front desk for deposit Cover front desk – Tuesday / Wednesday /every other Friday Process HUD re-certifications for WO ...
Manpower is currently looking for someone for an accounting audit. Previous accounting/finance/mathematics experience required, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite-particularly pivots and quarry Interested candidates should call Kelly at 608-781-8899 Essential Skills and Experience: -2-4 year degree in Accounting, Finance or Mathematics -Effective oral and written communication skills -St...
Company Confidential Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
A fast growing Automotive Dealership is looking to add a qualified FINANCE MANAGER to our team. We are a company that has a philosophy of a family atmosphere with a corporate structure. We strive to ensure that our team members have the support they need to succeed. If you’ve got the drive to join a fast paced working environment and hit our high standards – Apply today!! RESPONSIBILITES (include...
Amotec Inc. is working with a nationwide leader in the steel industries. Our client is currently seeking a Payroll Manager to work at their Canton location. Job Description: •Convert them from Kronos Payroll System to ADP Payroll System •Plan with relevant associates all payroll-related requirements •Supervise, analyze, and respond to issues related to hourly payroll input from remote location...
Management Concepts has an immediate opening for a Controller to lead our Accounting Department. The Controller is responsible for directing the Company’s accounting staff and designing implementing and monitoring compliance with a system of internal accounting control that ensures (1) only transactions properly authorized by management are executed, (2) all transactions are properly processed and...
Accounts Payable Job in Brentwood, TN An Accounts Payable job in Brentwood, TN is currently available courtesy of Accounting Principals. This is a Direct Hire opening with a healthcare management company. To be considered for this role, you must have at least one year of experience processing high volume accounts payable (200+ invoices/week). This position reports to the AP Manager who has been w...
We are excited to announce that Accounting Principals is opening a Grand Rapids, MI office! Accounting Principals places top accounting and finance professionals in temporary and full-time jobs at leading companies –accountants, bookkeepers, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, credit/collections, controllers and more. We offer a variety of benefits to make your experience wi...
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 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...
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...
Senior Internal Audit (management development) DESCRIPTION: Our client, a Fortune 500 company, seeks accounting/audit professional to join their group. This is a prestigious and highly respected team within the company. You will spend approximately 2 years in this area and will then choose a position in corporate or one of the business units under the supervision and direction of executive manage...
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 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: 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...
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...
Briarcliffe Manor, a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facility located in Johnston, RI, is currently seeking an experienced Accounts Receivable Specialist/Office to join us. This position is responsible for: § Billing and collections of all payers, including Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial Insurances, & Private Payers § Census, Cash Receipts, family meetings, resident account inquiries, collec...
Position: Full Charge Accountant/Controller Reports To: President FSLA Status: Exempt This position creates and directs the accounting books and records of the company which includes creating and managing the accounting, payroll, payables, treasury, and overall financial functions of the company. This position will also specialize in financial analysis functions to provide timely, accurate and ...
Our Mission The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interest 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 p...
Cordia Partners is currently seeking an Accounting professional with significant Controller level experience working with small and medium sized businesses. We are seeking someone with exceptional client-facing skills and an affinity for organizational process improvement. This role will take the lead in assessing clients' accounting processes and procedures, financial systems and allocation of re...

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