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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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Accounts Receivable Working Supervisor Mag Instrument, Inc. a highly successful manufacturer of quality consumer products has an immediate opportunity for an Accounts Receivable Working Supervisor to join our future-oriented enterprise. The Accounts Receivable team is responsible for posting all customer remittance and handling customer disputes within the credit and collection policy. The Account...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
Finance Manager Macon Ga Business Services Information Services Finance / Accounting - Budgeting / Cost Control Full-time United States - Georgia - Macon The Compensation Base Salary - $80,000 - $84,900 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+ to 7 years of...
Company Confidential Culver City, CA
Controller Overview: We are seeking a Controllerto oversee accounting and financial coordination for a medium-sized company operating within the Creative, Marketing, Social Media & Web Services industries. The controller will be responsible for maximizing financial returns and minimizing costs by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, reporting systems and recommendations. We offer...
Accounts Payable Supervisor Opportunity in Omaha. This is a 3-4 month contract role. Supervises specialists performing accounts payable activities. These activities include processing invoices, posting entries to general ledger, reconcilements, timely and accurate payment processing to suppliers, maintain supplier database, handle 1099 and other tax related filings, monitor aging reports, and main...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill an Accountant II job in Gainesville, FL. This is a temporary opportunity. As a Accountant you will be responsible for accountable for recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixe...
General Summary: Daily prepare and process Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivables. Twice monthly process Client Invoices, Inspector Payments and Employee Payroll. Make Collections calls. Provide customer service to clients, staff and vendors. Misc. accounting and analysis functions. Experience using MAS90, JD Edwards, and ADP systems preferred. Strong 10 key and Excel skills required. The Company...
Do you have what it takes to be part of a growing firm that is expanding into the Orange County are? TAG Family CFO has opened its third location and is looking for a Client Relationship Manager to start building a team of client associates to service TAG's Orange County clients. TAG is looking for a person who has a corporate accounting or finance background at the manager level. TAG Family CFO p...
THIS ROLE IS BASED IN MIAMI FLORIDA: This role will focus on Managing investment banking project execution as a team leader. The ideal candidate will have extensive previous financial analysis experience within investment banking and has worked on deals in the $200mm-$500mm range. Responsibilities: Primary focus will be infrastructure project finance, but might participate in other type of investm...
In this role, the successful candidate will be supporting system set-up, processing and upgrading our distribution/financial systems; identifying, researching, testing business process improvements and system errors; creating databases and spreadsheets to support auditing and financial review; assisting with end user testing and training including identification of needs, development of materials,...
More Details About The Client Job WebsterRogers LLP is a leading South Carolina-based accounting and consulting firm that provides a broad spectrum of assurance, tax and advisory services to our clients. Founded in 1984 on the principles of quality, integrity and dedication to client service, our success is directly related to our strong commitment to our people and our clients. WebsterRogers offe...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking a Performance Analyst This is a 6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual fund custody and ac...
Description Our Carrier Audit team is searching for a Billing Analyst who will be responsible for ensuring all carrier billing data is accurate and complete in the database. Provide expertise to acquire, manage, manipulate, and analyze data and report results. Recommend and implement procedures that will deliver audit results more timely and accurately. The Billing Analyst will work closely with o...
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for Billing, Re-Billing, Post-payment and Account follow-up and/or grievance preparation of assigned Client Hospital Accounts Receivable. Working at a Client site or in a Centralized location, responsibilities may include account maintenance of specialized or multiple payers including state and federal government programs, managed care, commercial and othe...
Company Confidential Foster City, CA, 94404
We are a growing Bay Area based custom rehabilitation company that specializes in customized power and manual wheelchairs and seating systems. We currently have opening for Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for coordinating and executing accounts payable, accounts receivable and assisting with the monthly, quarterly and yearly closing processes. Responsibilities: · Performs full-cycle...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Senior Cost Accountant Portland, OR Full-Time $85,000 - $110,000 Posted 4/17/2014 Andrew Maloney is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Andrew Apply Job Details Senior Cost Accountant - Manufacturing - Forecasting - SAP Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Industry leader. 2. Expanding Division. 3. Great o...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Manager, Inventory Control for the WHV Operations department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for management and oversight of inventory accuracy across multiple vendors to ensure purchasing decisions can be made with the best possible information and inventory values are properly reflected in financial statements. Manage WHV’s Liquidation and Recycling...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Supervisor, Demand Planning for the Sales Planning & Analysis department. The Demand Planning Supervisor will be solely responsible for proactively creating and managing the demand plan for an assigned account. They shall build, maintain and report the demand plan for select customer(s) requiring the leveraging of communication, quantitative analytic, p...
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Senior Analyst, Inventory Control for the WHV Operations department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Identify and correct inventory balance inaccuracies (Finished Goods). Clear failed 861, 867, and 856 iDocs (Finished Goods). Manage the Physical Goods Destruction Process (North America). Report on and manage Key Metrics in area of responsibility. Prepare for and p...
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