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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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Accounts Receivable/Collections Clerk A distribution company in LaVergneis seeking a part-time Accounts Receivable / Collections Clerk for a contract-to-hire position. This position will require 25-29 hours per week and is an immediate opportunity. Job Responsibilities: • Place collection calls to past due customers. • Maintain accounts receivable past due balances at or below an acceptable le...
Tax Manager Parker and Lynch is working with a multi-billion dollar organization who is seeking CPAs for a Tax Manager job in Wellington, FL. In this role, you will oversee the Federal, State and Local tax compliance and analysis. This is a great opportunity to oversee world class systems and processes that will meet statutory compliance requirements, and will facilitate timely analysis to suppor...
Our client is hiring for a temp-to-hire Entry Level Accountant job opportunity for a growing stable company in the Cleveland, Ohio area. No prior experience is needed; you must be tech savvy, with strong Excel skills. You will be responsible for the back end of the payroll processing, and verifying the accuracy. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $14 per hour. The Entry Level Accoun...
UPCOMING JANUARY 2015 GRADS- GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENCE! MULTIPLE ROLES! Starting in February! Truly unique opportunity with an EXCELLENT - BIG NAME COMPANY! Established and well known organization is looking for entry level graduates for a long term project to add to their exciting team. MUST HAVE ADVANCED EXCEL EXPERIENCE! INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE A HUGE PLUS! MUST BE A 2014/2015 GRADUATE...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temp-to-hire Accounts Receivable Analyst job opportunity for a growing company in Beachwood, Ohio. You must have at least two years of accounts receivable experience. You will be responsible for accounts receivables, maintaining client relationships as well as financial reporting. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $12 per hour. The Accounts Rec...
Accounting Principals is recruiting for a temp to perm Senior Accountant for one of our North of Boston manufacturing clients. The position will be responsible for the overall technical, day-to-day finance/accounting, and cost accounting responsibilities. Month end close activities, cost accounting, involvement with revenue recognition and compliance, budgeting and forecasting, revenue/gross margi...
Sourcing Analyst Needed near Ventura, CA Are you looking for an opportunity with a company that is stable and offers a professional and dynamic environment? Our client is a leader in the manufacturing and growing internationally. They are looking for a high caliber purchasing professional with a proven track record in sourcing suppliers. Description: Achieve the best cost, quality, delivery and...
We have a direct hire job opportunity for a Senior Sales and Use Tax Accountant in Houston, TX. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team oriented tax group with a good work life balance. This position will be responsible for preparation and filing of complex multi-state sales and use tax returns. Senior Sales and Use Tax Accountant job responsibilities include: - Prepare and file complex ...
Our publicly traded Oil & Gas client in Houston, Texas is searching for a JIB Manager! The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 10+ years of solid and focused JIB experience including 3+ years of supervisory experience. Strong COPAS knowledge required. You must enjoy a fast-paced, team work oriented environment! This is a friendly group of professionals who know how...
Our well known and prestigious client is looking for an Accounts Payable Manager job due to extensive growth in Indianapolis, IN. You must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minimum of five years’ experience in this role. You will be responsible for supervising and managing a large group of AP staff and ensuring timely processing of invoices for payment. This opportunity offers progressi...
Our client is hiring for a Permanent Senior Accountant job opportunity in the Akron, Ohio area. The Senior Accountant job responsibilities include the ability to handle general accounting, cash management for over 10+ accounts. You have have strong Excel skills pivot tables/vlookups/formulas. The starting salary for this position starts at $48,000/yr. Senior Accountant job responsibilities includ...
Seeking experienced Escrow Officers, Assistants, and receptionosts for Escrow positions in the South Bay area. You will be responsible for establishing new escrow accounts and process escrow documents in accordance with established policies and procedures. Completes real estate escrow transactions by determining requirements; clearing titles; assembling, preparing, and reviewing closing documents...
Our client is hiring for a temporary Accounts Payable Specialist job opportunity for a growing company in Shaker Hts., Ohio. You must have at least one year of full charge accounts payable experience. You will be responsible for a high volume of invoices, three way matching and expense reports. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $15 per hour. The Accounts Payable Job responsibilitie...
Position Description: Identifies high potential areas of growth, improved profitability, or efficiency gains to target for evaluation. Provides input for prioritizing efforts. Takes initiative and works independently to conduct special studies to analyze complex financial data; prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action plans to achieve growth, improved profitability, or ...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
Our client is hiring for a temp to hire Billing/AR Specialist job opportunity in the Independence, Ohio area. The Billing/AR Specialist job qualifications include having effective interpersonal skills to help with problem solving. Responsibilities include standard billing practices, invoicing, reconciliations, etc. The individual must have strong Excel skills; they are looking to hire very quickly...
Position Description: Miami is adding 5 new Trainees!!! 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 settlem...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient com...
We’re currently sourcing for a Financial Analyst Job in the East Bay, CA, working with a prominent name in Healthcare. The Financial Analyst should have some financial experience in the healthcare field, and the ability to work with project-mindedness to successfully measure various initiatives concurrently. This is a great role for an experienced analyst, working across internal departments and l...
Our client in the Somers, NY area is looking to fill a Supplier Maintenance Specialist Job. This is a contract position slated to last through 5/31/15. Compensation for this position is $30-$33 / hour depending on experience. Details of the Supplier Maintenance Specialist Job: The position requires strong customer support, both internal and external Specific tasks include: Maintaining spreadsh...

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