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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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Financial Analyst job opportunity in San Francisco, CA Looking for a great opportunity in San Francisco? One of our top clients has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst to join their team. This contract-to-hire position is a great opportunity to work with an innovative company in the financial services industry that values excellent customer service. The ideal candidate for the Financial ...
A Cost Accounting Manager job in Dickson, TN is currently available courtesy of Parker & Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to cost accounting. This client has exceptional benefits and a great company culture. You will report to the Plant Controller who is a very good mentor who measures success vi...
A Senior Tax Analyst job in north Charlotte, NC is being recruited by Parker+Lynch. If you have a Bachelor’s degree coupled with at least three years’ income tax experience, then you may have the background our client is seeking! This $2B global client will offer great work/life balance, very competitive benefits and growth potential. The Senior Tax Analyst Job Roles & Responsibilities: • Prepar...
Position Description: Are you a college grad who is interested in a career that includes a company vehicle - not just a job? We offer a state-of-the-art training program for hard working people who want to build a career. No experience is needed - we'll train you! Responsibilities include investigation of claims to determine liability and negotiation and settlement of assigned claims in a field ...
A Patient Collections Representative job in Golden, CO is immediately available through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Do you have at least two years’ of collections experience within the healthcare industry? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced and challenging environment? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, I want to talk to you! My client is a leader in the spine and orthopedic ind...
A client of ours located in Chicago, IL is seeking a highly motivated professional for a Tax Manager Job within an exciting and dynamic tax department. Qualified candidates will have minimum of five years of experience in a public accounting firm with managerial responsibilities. This person will oversee and review federal and state income tax return filings and work directly with the executive te...
Collections Specialist job in Fort Lauderdale, FL Duties: Oversee company internal and external collection portfolios. Under established department guidelines, perform and process the collection of past due accounts and delinquent balances through direct contact with customers by letter, telephone, and email. Uses company resources and management support to effectively and efficiently return de...
Our publicly traded Woodlands client is searching for a Sr. Financial Reporting Analyst to help with the SEC reporting - timely preparation of reports (10-Q, 10-K, 8K), analysis of reporting, SOX compliance and development, and related technical analysis. This role will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting. This is a great time to join this newly public company as it grows and offers great...
Financial Accountant Job- Tulsa, OK For immediate consideration please email Jana Krebs directly at ***** with Financial Accountant in the subject line We've partnered with a multi-national manufacturing company in a search for a Full Time - Direct Hire – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT Job in Central Tulsa, OK 1+ years of accounting with cost accounting experience required ...
Junior Financial Analyst Advanced excel, analytical and math skills needed for analysis of sales data, promotional pricing and rebate calculations to key clients. Required for the Junior Financial Analyst Job in Concord: Excel Advanced user with V look ups, pivots, IF, SUM, large data sets 10,000 plus, strong math aptitude, ability to read contract terms and work with the sales team to clarify co...
Our client is hiring for a temporary Accountant job opportunity for a growing company in the Independence, Ohio area. The main responsibility will be handling monthly accruals and account analysis. You must have strong Excel skills, with a strong attention to detail, and experience with SAP is preferred. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $14 per hour. Accountant responsibilities in...
Accounting Principals, Houston has an immediate need for a Contract Business/Financial Analyst. Our client is a fast-paced retail power company that is ready to hire! This role will last 2 to 3 months and will require your full commitment to the assignment. Strong communication and the ability to grasp concepts quickly will be required for this role. Advanced system skills are required – SQL exp...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temporary Accountant job opportunity for a growing manufacturing company in Strongsville, OH. You must have at least three years of full charge bookkeeping experience. You will be responsible for accounts payable, receivables and general accounting. The rate for this position is starting at $17.00 per hour. The Accountant job responsibilities include: -Full ...
Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Commercial Credit Specialist. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience reviewing and approving commercial credit lines. This position would involve maintaining credit and collection files on existing customers, as well as credit investigation on new accounts, and obtaining credit information for annual review. Duties will include: •...
To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line of your email type "Tax Manager" Our client a publicly traded, international company, headquartered in Chicago, is seeking a Tax Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers a supportive environment, low turnover, and TOTAL work life balanc...
Our client is hiring for a contract Collections Specialist. A qualified candidate will have two years' of progressive, business to business collections experience. Our client is a growing technology product / service provider, with a portfolio of 5,000+ customers and 70% of their business concentrated in the 30 largest customers. The position is temporary to hire. Collections Job Duties: - Call ...
Executive Recruiter Job in Middlesex County, NJ An outstanding opportunity exists in our hub office in Central New Jersey for an Executive Recruiter! We are looking for bright, hungry, go-getters that are interested in unlimited earning potential, have the drive and determination to not only make it in sales, but succeed and love the thrill of chase. If you have an accounting/finance background...
To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line of your email type "Tax Manager" Our client a publicly traded, international company, headquartered in Chicago, is seeking a Tax Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a company that offers a supportive environment, low turnover, and TOTAL work life balanc...
LARGE NATIONALINVESTMENT FIRM HAS AN IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR IN THE SALT LAKE CITY AREA This position will allow you to focus on your clients, their investment needs, and the long lasting relationship that helps them achieve their investment goals. Required Experience Qualified candidates will have the following: • 4+ years of experience in a client-facing financial advisor...
At Accounting Principals we specialize in the placement of finance and accounting professionals. Our client is looking to fill a temporary Data Entry Job in downtown Seattle. The company is one of the fastest growing companies in Seattle, has a local reputation for great internal and external customer service, is a fast paced environment that is filled with dynamic individuals, and has an overall ...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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