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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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Growth oriented Williamsville, NY CPA firm looking for individuals with recent public accounting experience for full and part time positions. Flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be hard working with strong communication skills and a positive attitude. Email resume and salary requirements to *****....
About Keter Environmental Services: Keter Environmental Services is a full-service environmental management company specializing in the commercial waste and recycling industry. Keter Environmental Services operates on a national footprint servicing a variety of Fortune 500 Companies. As a management company, Keter focuses on the needs of our clients operating with a complete bias to their needs....
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love. . . researching laws and regulations? Are you energized by. . . supporting policy and procedure changes? Do youenjoy. . . communicating and educating on compliance? The Regulatory Compliance An...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Fraud Risk Analyst POSITION OBJECTIVE Inprove business decisions and processes to ultimately result in the reduction of fraud losses by pro-actively analyzing Kohl's Charge portfolio to find potential fraud ...
ZOLLMedical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that can help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets...
Portfolio Accountant - $48K + bonus An institutional fixed income investment management firm in Boston is seeking a Portfolio Accountant. This candidate will work closely with the Manager, Portfolio Accounting & Reporting. The firm has over 100 investment portfolios-separate accounts/clients. This role involves performing monthly portfolio recs; reconciling the firm's data with custodian's data. ...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. POSITION OBJECTIVE This position manages the daily activities of Associates that comprise their team. This Coordinator is responsible for creating a productive work environment and for the performance measure...
Requisition Number14041 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleOffice hours CityMurray StateUtah DepartmentUIP CST 01H UUHP ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collab...
Project Manager - Accounting Job Label:EASI ASM EASi's web-based collaboration platform has redefined the way companies manage and report on equity compensation and revolutionized the way stock plan administration is done. EASi's software provides controlled access to real time data for use by your Broker, Transfer Agent, Employees, Auditors, Corporate Tax, Accounting, Treasury, Finance, Payroll...
§ Location is : SAN ANTONIO TX 78205 § Pay Per Hour: 13.50 § Hours of Operation M-F; 8am-5pm CST § 12 months with extension § Job description Level 13 · Support Accounts Payable processing in a service center environment. · Process invoices accurately and efficiently into SAP. · Ensure accuracy of the documentation attached to the invoices. · Process and match Credit Memos. · Assist with ...
On July 31, Synchrony Financial reached its goal of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and was listed on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol SYF. It was previously known as GE Capital Retail Finance. Synchrony Financial brings 80 years of experience and financial leadership under one new brand. We offer private label credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending and FDIC-insured sav...
Requisition Number14255 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleMonfay-Friday CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH CST 17E HEALTH INFO DEPT- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a cu...
Requisition Number14211 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work Schedule8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH ISC 10A ACCTING OFFICE- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this m...
§ Job description Level 12 § Pay Per Hour: $15.50 § Hours of Operation M-F; 8am-5pm CST § 12 months with extension · Work towards ensuring Financial transactions are timely and accurately recorded, maintained and Process KPI’s and SLA are met consistently; Support Accounts Payable processing in a service centre environment. · Assist in the processing of invoices and Credit notes, the imaging ...
Requisition Number11652 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work Schedule8-5 CityMurray StateUtah DepartmentUIP CST 01H HEALTH PLANS ADMIN- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collabo...
JOB DESCRIPTION: KAMAN Hires Great People! Are you looking for an opportunity to Benefit from YOUR skills? Create Innovative Solutions, Create a Career... Come Grow with us! Outside Sales / Professional Account Manager Kaman Industrial Technologies, the largest subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, is a leading distributor of industrial products with over 200 sales and distribution locations throu...
Job Description Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, an...
About Keter Environmental Services: Keter Environmental Services is a full-service environmental management company specializing in the commercial waste and recycling industry. Keter Environmental Services operates on a national footprint servicing a variety of Fortune 500 Companies. As a management company, Keter focuses on the needs of our clients operating with a complete bias to their needs....
Job Purpose: Oversee financial/managerial accounting functions and related administrative functions. Duties: * Perform monthly closing procedures and prepare financial statements. * Supervise accounting manager * Manage cash flow and prepare bank reporting * Prepare annual budget * Coordinate year end review with outside auditors. * Coordinate year end federal & state tax returns with outs...
Responsibilities Customer Financial Services (CFS) 800 Line - Representative Charleston In this position, you would work in a fast-paced, intense, results-oriented call center environment. Your main responsibilities would be to handle heavy inbound and outbound customer calls for accounts that are 30, 60, 90-plus days past due in order to identify and resolve outstanding issues for account rehab...

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