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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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As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary: Perform complex analysis for supply chain optimization projects and present recommendations to management. Scope of activity includes all product sourcing (tactical, capital project justification, and...
Company: Yoh SOX Support Analyst needed for an eight (8) week contract opportunity with SAP America located in Newtown Square, PA. Company Overview: SAP was founded in 1972 and is today one of the world's largest independent business software providers and one of the three largest independent software companies based on market capitalization. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Financial Reporti...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary This position will perform highly complex and interpretive financial analysis for Supply Chain - Transportation. This position will champion weekly and monthly reporting of financial results, forecasti...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.  Job Summary Provide Finance and Operations analytical support to review manufacturing results and trends. Present analysis and recommendations to management. Determine root cause of issues and facilitate implement...
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REPORTS TO: Director, General Accounting GENERAL PURPOSE: The Manager of General Accounting is responsible for maintaining and managing the accounting and financial information within the Shared Service Center. Manages and coordinates the daily activities of the accounting staff to quickly and accurately record the financial transactions generated by business activities. Responsible for preparat...
Please click on the link below to apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10676431 Summary:The Customer Relations Representative-Collector assists the department in the collection of past due accounts.They are responsible to counsel customers regarding the status of their account and assist in providing resolutions on all incoming and outgoing phone contacts. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBI...
Overview We are currently seeking two result driven individuals to provide consistent customized service through professional communication with customers and brokers. The primary responsibility is to retain accounts in an assigned territory by developing and delivering a comprehensive Stewardship process that fosters strong relationships with assigned National Accounts. The Underwriting Executiv...
Please click on the link below to apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10676401 Summary:The Customer Relations Representative-Collector assists the department in the collection of past due accounts.They are responsible to counsel customers regarding the status of their account and assist in providing resolutions on all incoming and outgoing phone contacts. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBI...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for an Accounts Payable Clerk for our Edmond, OK client on a contract to possible hire basis. Responsibilities Pull invoices and summit to vendors for payment Review payables for accuracy Heavy data entry - Entering invoices into ADP Adjust for deductions and prepare invoice for payment Maintain courteous and busin...
Protein Solutions, LLC, a leader in pet food ingredient processing, is currently accepting resumes and applications for the following positions: Automation Technician Responsibilities include: Monitoring, troubleshooting and performing adjustments or modifications to PLC programs, HMI systems; Inspection and calibration of equipment; performing preventative maintenance, scheduled maintenance and t...
Senior Cost Accountant (Analyst) Location: ATI Flowform Products Billerica, Massachusetts Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately $4.0 billion in 2013. ATI has approximately 9,500 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer global markets a ...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Performs financial analysis and reporting in order to monitor finances associated with business operations. 1. Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting, and analysis. 2. Collects and reviews financial data from various sources. 3. Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadshe...
Accelerate your career as you help reinvent the value and impact of information for business everywhere. At EMC, we are leading customers on their journey to cloud computing by enabling them to store, manage, protect and analyze their information assets in a more agile, trusted and cost-effective way. If you are passionate about technology and want to be part of the information management revoluti...
If you are interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then Cobham may be right for you. Cobham is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense technology and systems. Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated m...
REPORTS TO: Manager, General Accounting GENERAL PURPOSE: Senior Accountant of General Accounting is responsible for executing general accounting processes including journal entry preparation and/or approval, account reconciliation preparation and/or approval, month-end close procedures, and consolidations across multiple cost centers or plants. Assists the Manager of General Accounting through c...
This person will be responsible for general ledger accounting, and assigned monthly closing activities. You will work cross-functionally and interact with multiple levels of the organization to ensure best practices are executed. In addition, you will support and contribute to various cost saving and process improvement initiatives. Responsibilities Ensure that accounting transactions and proces...
Please click on the link below to apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10676471 Summary:The Customer Relations Representative-Collector assists the department in the collection of past due accounts.They are responsible to counsel customers regarding the status of their account and assist in providing resolutions on all incoming and outgoing phone contacts. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBI...
Our client is the largest and most influential federal and employee union in the US, representing over half a million federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. This is a fast-growing union with over 80 years of experience in providing vital services focused on government employees, veterans and families - communities. Position: Field Accountant/Trainer - Finance Department Pay...
Please click on the link below to apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10676491 Summary:The Customer Relations Representative-Collector assists the department in the collection of past due accounts.They are responsible to counsel customers regarding the status of their account and assist in providing resolutions on all incoming and outgoing phone contacts. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBI...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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