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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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True North A/R , a National Accounts Receivable Management firm, specializing in healthcare receivables, is in need of highly motivated, detailed oriented and results driven individuals to join our Sacramento team as debt collectors. True North/AR operates as a subsidiary of EOS CCA, one of the largest accounts receivable management companies in the US, with clients in Western US and Hawaii. Res...
Do like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you love what you currently do, or do you just do what you currently do? Individuals from a variety of career backgrounds, including salespeople, finance professionals and teachers/coaches, have found new career success at Mutual of Omaha. As an advisor, you help your clients protect their families and their lifestyles, while earning the income y...
Universal Health Services, Inc., (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies. UHS constantly strives to build a team to help us achieve excellence and positively impact customers in our more than 200 locally-managed acute care, behavioral health and ambulatory care facilities. With 67,000 employees in 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and ...
Why Mutual of Omaha is the right company for you: A career opportunity with Mutual of Omaha can provide you with: » Unlimited income potential, plus bonuses, incentives, renewals, and other awards » Financial support during your first three years to help you as you build your business » Contests, awards, and worldwide travel for outstanding performance » Initial and ongoing training throughou...
Provides liquidity and cash flow management services to company’s lines of business and the centralized finance function. Ensures that the daily liquidity needs of the assigned line of business are met and that the appropriate level of liquidity is maintained to support company’s financial strength. Works collaboratively, performing complex work assignments and problem resolution. DUTIES AND RESP...
The Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for financial reporting and tax supervision. W ill support the accounting and financial reporting group primarily through the oversight of the general ledger accountant, tax accountant and the joint venture accountant. This position reports to the Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting and Tax is primarily focused on ensuring the day-to-day operat...
WESTWOOD LODGE HOSPITAL IS SEEKING A BILLING MANAGER JOB PURPOSE: The Billing Manager supports the delivery of quality services and the financial goals and objectives of the organization through effective day-to-day management of financial data, admissions, data processing procedures, and collections. Oversees and coordinates the overall management of patient billing and collections. Efficiently...
Requires a highly motivated person with approximately 3+ years of payroll processing experience and an interest in working at a fast growing government contractor. This role requires a detail-oriented person who is able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities with a high level of accuracy.The individual should be a self-starter, team-player, work with minimal supervision, and have strong commu...
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Position Summary: Analyze and coordinate collections for a portfolio of large and complex OEM accounts. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: ____ Has Direct Reports __X__ Does Not Have Direct Reports Essential Functions: · Administer collections for a range of large and complex OEM accounts characterized by a significant transaction history, dispute history, availability of web portal informati...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Accounts Receivable 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 cu...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Work in branch office to receive long-term training and ability to achieve full underwriting authority. • Work with Underwriters to help develop and execute marketing plan to drive new and renewal business, including in-person visits, telemarketing and distribution of marketing materials for insurance company partners • Be trained to evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to ...
SUMMARY Leads a major organizational administrative unit to accomplish program objectives through the coordinated efforts of multiple teams within the unit. Establishes and implements tactical and operational strategy to achieve division objectives. Typically a mid-management level at a large division, or a staff level at a medium to smaller size division, based on sales volume, number of ...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Auditing Consultant This is a 4 week 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...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking an Accountant This is a 12 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 accoun...
Position Summary: Responsible for overall accounting office activities to assure functions are performed in an efficient, accurate and timely manner while ensuring compliance to all internal and SOX controls. Direct the financial staff at the plant and be accountable for plant level responsibilities including, but not limited to: General Accounting, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Customer Orders an...
Send Resume to ***** Our client is currently seeking a Operations Analyst Job Summary: Responsible for investigating and reversing charges associated with disputes and chargebacks Essential Job Responsibilities: Under general supervision, resolves detailed client/customer technical and/or operational problems with designated software and other company products. Provide more deta...
Financial Services Manager job in San Francisco, CA Accounting Principals has an immediate opening for a Financial Services Manager job in San Francisco, CA. Located near the city’s Mission district, this full-time, temporary position offers an exciting and engaging work environment. The ideal candidate for the Financial Services Manager position would possess a strong knowledge of general accoun...
Our client is hiring for a temporary Credit Correspondent job opportunity for a growing company in Streetsboro, Ohio. You must have at least five years of business to business collections experience. You will be responsible for resolving vendor issues, collecting on delinquent accounts, credit analysis and other accounts receivable duties. The hourly pay for this position starts at $15 per hour. ...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temp-to-hire Legal Billing Coordinator job opportunity for a growing law firm in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. You must have at least two years of legal billing experience. You will be responsible complicated billing, working closely with partners as well as clients and collections. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $15 per hour. The Legal Billing ...

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