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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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ACCOUNTANT NEEDED Financial Statements, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable, Purchasing and Payroll. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 1-2 years of experience required. Must be proficient in Excel, be able to work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED Part-time, 12 hours per week, $10/hour. Manage 3 real estate properties, 16 units total. Lite bookke...
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Job Description Strata Consulting Group is currently hiring for a Team Lead We are a consulting firm that specializes in sales and marketing for prominent fortune 500 companies. Without sales, the ability to market a product would be merely impossible and a business could no longer sustain itself. Businesses' everywhere are interested in outsourced marketing, but few are savvy enough to accomplish...
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Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a Financial Analyst to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Herndon, VA. We work with companies that offer environments for our employees to contribute, learn, and advance their career. We understand what is important to you and work to help you accomplish your career goals. Paladin offers excellent and affordable benefits and a team...
Accounts Payable Clerk Seeking previous Accounts Payable experience! Accounts Payable Clerk Accounts Payable Clerk An Accounts Payable Coordinator is needed for an immediate opening in the Accounting department of a growing Creve Coeur based firm. The job duties consist of: Ensure invoices have been appropriately documented and approval per company guidelines. Process check requests. Match checks...
American Portfolios Denver has immediate openings for Financial Planners considering a move into an independent, entrepreneurial environment with the support and infrastructure of a large investment firm. Are you interested in making the leap to grow your business and client base, but haven’t found the right opportunity to invest the time in the transition? We feel our structure can offer you the...
Position Purpose The Manager of Logistics Supply Chain Development - Engineering will lead discovery, requirements, design, implementation, and operational stability in logistics projects and process development activities required for the timely and efficient transportation and distribution of products. Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities Develops processes and solutions within...
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IntelliBridge Partners has an immediate need for a Temporary Treasury Supervisor for our client near San Carlos, CA. This is a 6 month contract position. We are looking for a candidate with 4+ years of supervisory experience and experience working in a fast paced environment for a large company or government entity. The pay rate for this position is $45 an hour and has a Monday – Friday schedule f...
IntelliBridge Partners is looking for an interim Finance Manager with municipal government experience to assist our client near San Bernardino, CA for 3-6 months. In this position, you will be responsible for the financial reporting of the organization and supervising the accounting department. This position will be responsible for closing year end, helping with the preparation of the CAFR (Compre...
The Director of Accounting manages a portfolio of bookkeeping clients in conjunction with the staff accountant for each account. The Director of Accounting is responsible for ensuring compliance with correct accounting principles through regular financial reviews and providing guidance to clients and staff accountants, as needed. This position is also responsible for counseling with clients on fin...
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About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an incl...
About Ameriprise Are you an accomplished professional looking for a career change? We are searching for highly skilled Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Military Professionals, looking to use the skills they’ve acquired throughout their successful career to join our team of Financial Advisors. Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an incl...
Busy and growing South King County organization is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their fast-paced team. Primary responsibilities include month end closing (GL reconciliations, financial statement review, analysis and reporting) and be a resource for presentation to management team. EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND EDUCATION: MUST HAVE’S (firm on these requirements, sorry, can't flex): BA/BS Account...
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We have agent positions as well as regional management positions open for those select people looking to take their career to the next level. We are looking for agents and managers who are looking for the following: Our exclusive Mortgage Protection lead system Our exclusive Final Expense lead system Management opportunities in both Mortgage Protection and Final Expense Highest commission payout i...
We have agent positions as well as regional management positions open for those select people looking to take their career to the next level. We are looking for agents and managers who are looking for the following: Our exclusive Mortgage Protection lead system Our exclusive Final Expense lead system Management opportunities in both Mortgage Protection and Final Expense Highest commission payout i...
We have agent positions as well as regional management positions open for those select people looking to take their career to the next level. We are looking for agents and managers who are looking for the following: Our exclusive Mortgage Protection lead system Our exclusive Final Expense lead system Management opportunities in both Mortgage Protection and Final Expense Highest commission payout i...

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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