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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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This position supports the IRS 1099K initiative surrounding the development and testing of backup withholding and remittance systems and procedures relating to the company’s payment settlement activities. The position will determine and initiate backup withholding and IRS remittance, perform payment research, and perform the daily reconciliation of payment information to various systems. We are s...
Billing Specialist Contract Position A client west of Boston is looking to hire a Billing Specialist who has at least a couple years of Accounts Receivable experience. This position will be working closely with the Controller, Senior Accountant, and the Project Managers. Responsibilities: Collections/Accounts Receivable Help get clients set up into the billing system Ensure invoices are paid...
Prepare invoices for clients, timely and accurately. Provide contract-required reporting to management or customer. Ensure compliance with all internal procedures and Government laws and regulations. Participates in the review of financial data received from managers and monitors progress toward program requirements. Report, analyze, and interpret financial and operating data. Monitor perform...
Growing Construction firm in Weymouth is currently searching for a Bookkeeper to join our team. Candidates must have experience with bookkeeping, and QuickBooks experience is a MUST. Bookkeeper Job Duties: Develop system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. Maintain subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, ...
Staff Accountant Contract Position A client in the Greater Boston area seeks a Staff Accountant who has a diverse set of accounting skills, particularly in Accounts Payable and Month-End Close. The position will be assisting the CFO and Accounting Manager. Responsibilities: Help provide coverage for the Accounts Payable function Contribute towards Payroll function Help with the month-end clo...
Rogers Group, Inc. is one of the largest privately held mining and construction firms in the U.S. We are headquartered in Nashville, TN with operations across eight states employing approximately 1,400 employees. With over 105 years of success in mining, asphalt production and highway construction, we are committed to operational success. We are currently seeking an individual for the ACCOUNTING S...
SelectOne Search is the Right Choice for your career search This is a great opportunity to join a company with steady hours as a Staff Accountant in Elma. This position would be perfect fit for someone who is analytical and understands both accounting theory and practice and would like their foot in the door at a great and growing company. This person will be responsible for a variety of project...
Assistant Controller / Accountant **This is an internal position with Global Technical Recruiters Join one of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing companies and find your fullest career potential! Global Technical Recruiters opened its doors in 2002 with a clear vision: to offer the best staffing and recruiting services to our clients. This stands true today as we anticipate the opening of our 10th...
SEC Reporting Manager Salary – $100-115K plus bonus Expanding publicly traded medical technology company has terrific opportunity for proactive CPA. Individual will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements and supporting schedules in compliance with GAAP. Will work closely with top-notch financial management team in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. RESPONS...
The Wisconsin Experis Finance office is seeking local, highly qualified Sales and Local Tax (SALT) professionals for upcoming projects with our clients. Whether youre looking for something new today or in the future, wed love to hear from you. Consultants at Experis are the driving force for our success. Our consultants bring a wealth and depth of knowledge to our various service offerings, and a...
Company Confidential Raynham, MA, 02767
Raynham distribution company seeks accounting manager. Family owed business is seeking financial professional to oversee internal accounting and round out the team. Growing company is in the process of revamping and streamlining financial policies and procedures. Senior management needs strong internal manager to oversee development and implementation of improvements Areas of responsibility incl...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38103
Accounts Payable Specialist International Services Company based in downtown Memphis seeks qualified applicant for its accounts payable department. Candidates MUST possess a minimum of a 4-year college degree. Experience with general ledger, data entry and customer service a plus. Preference will be given to high academic achievers who majored in accounting. The individual(s) that we seek will be...
At STERIS, WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. Our mission is a strong statement of who we are and what we do – JOIN us in our efforts as an Internal Auditor - Information Technology SUMMARY The Internal Audit Department is looking for an energetic, dynamic, team oriented...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
At Denizen Management, we are a Team with a vision to grow our Company. We build our Team with employees who are team oriented, service minded and goal driven. These individuals must have an aspiration to grow both personally and professionally and a passion for producing results our property owners expect. At Denizen Management our promise is to provide you with the resources and support you need...
Homeowners – Claim Adjuster For over 20 years, Federated National, a Property & Casualty insurance carrier and claims adjusting company has served communities and families by providing quality insurance and claims services, specializing in Homeowners Insurance, High Value Homes, Flood, Condo, General Liability Insurance and more. Our team of experienced insurance professionals is dedicated to pr...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Flagship Motorcars of Lynnfield IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR: Automotive: Accounting – CVR Clerk This is an opportunity to grow with New England’s most exciting and progressive automotive retailer. We have a state of the art facility! Previous Automotive experience Necessary. We offer a complete benefits package, paid holidays, vacation and a 401K plan. If you take your career seriously and want ...
The Claims Examiner/Inside Adjuster has direct responsibility for homeowners’ property and casualty claims, starting with contacting the insured upon the loss through claims resolution. The Claims Examiner provides world class customer service to our policyholders by empathetically handling each claim, and working as efficiently as possible to handle every claim fairly. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPO...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...

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