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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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Lorden, the Home Climate Company, is a well-established and fast growing organization with a focus on people: our customers and our employees. We have the experience, technology, and drive to provide the highest quality customer service—and that is our primary goal. We are currently seeking a Credit/Collections Manager to fulfill an essential role within our organization. The Credit/Collections M...
Company Confidential Fort Pierce, FL, 34951
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Proficient in MS Office and Publisher, highly motivated, self starter, Answers directly to pastor. Email: ***** Posting provided by:...
Responsible for assisting in the insurance of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Processes, including Ø Monitor mail and email for vendor bills and correspondence. Ø Scan bills and obtain management approval for invoice/costs incurred Ø Enter bills into NAV accounting system and source link appropriate documents and transactions Ø Follow up on billing issues - phone calls, etc. assis...
Randstad is seeking a Seasonal Exchange Enrollment Specialist for an Individual and Family Sales department who will assist customers in the telephonic enrollment process for Qualified Health Plans. This person will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of professionalism and providing a great customer experience to all customers, while consistently meeting and/or exceeding certain enro...
Requisition ID 9837BR Job Title Billing Coordinator Division 4604: Marshfield Location 25216: Marshfield - 965 Plain Street City Marshfield State MA Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary With general direction, this role performs a variety of routine and non-routine moderately complex billing functions to ensure the proper preparation of accurate and timely bill...
Summary Immediate needs for public accounting audit professionals in Boston and outside of the city. Client Details About the company Our clients are well-known, global and regional public accounting firms with offices in Boston and North, South, and West of Boston. Description Job description Our public accounting clients are seeking to hire audit professionals due to a tremendous increase...
A fast-expanding finance corporation has an immediate opening for Assistant Manager in the Columbia area. After a 12 - 18 month training period, this person should be ready to manage his or her own branch office. Previous finance experience not necessary but can contribute to our program. Excellent starting salary with a complete benefits package, including 401k program available. Contact Holly Sa...
Summary Here is your chance to work for one of the most prestigious accounting firms in the world. If you are currently at another firm working in an audit capacity and would like to experience a larger firm, please get in touch regarding immediate openings. Client Details About the company Our client is a well-known, global public accounting firm with an office in Boston. Description Job de...
STAFF ACCOUNTANT Steensma Novotny, PLC is looking for a Staff Accountant to work in our Muskegon, Michigan office. We are a progressive CPA firm with a diversified audit and tax practice. Responsibilities include: Preparing financial statements Performing audits, reviews and compilations for a diverse client base Preparing tax returns for businesses, trusts and individuals Updating fixed ass...
Summary A premier global investment bank is seeking to significantly expand in their Nashville, TN office. Among the openings that are actively moving: - Financial Reporting: Openings on broker dealer and branch side - director & officer level openings - FED Regulatory Reporting: Openings to build financial reports related to FED regulations - FCM Futures Accountant: Strong OTC Futures accoun...
Director of Finance Town of Dedham/Greater Boston Area Dedham, MA(Population 25,000) Dynamic and progressive Boston metropolitan area community is seeking highly qualified candidates to serve as its next Finance Director. The successful candidate will perform advanced accounting work and oversee management of the financial affairs of the Town. The Finance Director also oversees risk management a...
The Trade Operations Team is looking for an experienced candidate who would be responsible for the confirmation, affirmation, settlement, and foreign exchange activities related to managing transactions executed with counterparties and custodians. This includes the research and resolution of trade exceptions, fails, and distribution of trade details to custodians, external parties and accounting. ...
Facility Description: Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma has 12 beds and 7 ORs, and is located close to Bricktown. OKC Thunder. Position Title: A/P and Payroll Coordinator Duties of Position: Handle all aspects of the accounts payable function, including vendor relations, managing invoices and contract maintenance. Payroll data entry ensuring employee time is entered timely and without variance. This...
Summary Managing personnel as it relates to FX Operations. Provide support and Operational input. Follow established policies and procedures and contributes to establishing new policies and procedures as required. Following the occurrence of a service related incident, works to enhance controls and improve ability. Contribute to the successful execution of the Operations Strategy and Continuous I...
Union Benefit Funds office in the DC Metro area is hiring a Trust Fund Collection Representative. In this position, you will work with the Fund Administrator, Union Office, and Contributing Employers to ensure that contributions to the Funds are submitted correctly and promptly. Specific duties include: · Maintain files to include collective bargaining agreements, employer bonds, and employer aud...
Company Confidential Anderson, IN, 46011
Small manufacturer in Anderson looking for Assistant Controller/Office Manager who can handle all facets of daily accounting as well as some customer service responsibilities. Will handle A/P, A/R, and payroll. Will also oversee daily shipping and customer scheduling. Accounting experience, good communication and computer skills required - specifically Microsoft Office. Position reports to CFO of ...
Responsible for performing the daily activities required for risk management monitoring services. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Performs the daily activities required for the risk management daily monitoring service. - Develops new strategies to combat against fraud, working with the product teams to suggest new features and functionality of software products. - Provides customer su...
Description Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Our Aerospace Systems Sector develops, integrates, produces, and supports manned and unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics, and other systems and subsystems critical to keeping the world safe. ...
Are you a Commercial Collector looking for your next employment opportunity? Have you worked Business to Business Collections and would like to continue in that career path? We have the position that you are looking for and we would love to talk with you! Responsibilities: § Contact business customers to discuss outstanding invoices § Perform research and reconciliations on assigned accounts §...
We are a Nashua-based Certified Public Accounting firm providing accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to a diversified client base. We have a unique opportunity for a qualified, career minded professional with experience in public accounting. The engagements include performing diversified accounting, auditing and tax assignments working directly with a wide range of clients from vario...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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