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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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San Francisco, CA, 94104
Job Description: This Escrow Assistant Position Features: ? Good Pay ? Great Benefits ? Advancement ? Great Pay to $50K Immediate need for escrow assistant seeking good pay, great benefits and advancement.Commercial title experience, excellent written & verbal skills and highly polished will be keys to success in this growing, prestigious, well-known organization. Will be responsible for cre...
Seattle, WA, 98104
If you are an Assistant Controller with a solid foundation in GAAP who likes to think out of the box, please read on!! A dynamic professional services organization seeks an Assistant Controller to join their winning team. This organization has thirty years of success but has the feel of a vibrant start up. The CEO is looking for someone who can help her think creatively about the organization and ...
Providence, RI, 02901
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Audit Senior - Top CPA Firm Providence, RI Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Audit Senior - Top CPA Firm Providence, RI Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Based in Providence, we are recognized as one of the leaders in the CPA world. We specialize in a wide range of accounting...
West Hartford, CT, 06105
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Tax Senior - CPA Firm West Hartford, CT Full-Time $75,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Tax Senior - CPA Firm West Hartford, CT Full-Time $75,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Tax Senior with experience, please read on! Based in Hartford, we are recognized as one of the leaders in the CPA ...
Miami, FL, 33180
Job Description: Our client needs someone for about 5 months to cover a medical leave. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door! This position requires at least 3-5 years of recent experience in an accounting department. Candidates must love accounting and have a passion for the work and love working in a fast-paced environment. Also key to this role is experience working wit...
St. Petersburg, FL, 33716
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Document Quality Assurance candidate in St. Petersburg, Florida (FL). Responsibilities: Completes full review of all documents created by GDS, both draft and final output, ensuring accuracy against submitted originals and job request instructions as well as in accordance to standard proofreading/editing documentation and corporate global style gui...
Honolulu, HI, 96814
Maintains the general ledgers and prepares the financial statements to be used in consolidation. Responsible for the cash disbursements (accounts payable), cash receipts, cash management and certain intercompany billing functions. Assists in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and other regulatory requirements, the preparation of the Controller department budget, other intercompan...
Marlborough, MA, 01749
Rapid historic and predicted future growth has created the need for a Director of Finance to join Model55 Interiors in Hudson, MA. This individual will be responsible for managing all financial and administrative functions for the company including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, tax, human resources, inventory and cash management. The successful candidate will also become a key member of the...
Nashville, TN, 37219
We are a unique local CPA firm in Nashville TN with an immediate staff opening. We are not your stereotypical public accounting firm! Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting Self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who wants to be a team member Microsoft Office know-how Previous experience with QuickBooks Positive attitude (even under pressure) Focused on quality As a member of o...
Tampa, FL, 33610
Quality Distribution (QLTY) is the operating company for Quality Carriers, QC Energy Resources, Quality Bulk Logistics, and Boasso America. We employ over 1,000 people nationwide and have over 200 people in our Tampa based corporate office. We are the nation’s #1 tank trucking company. We transport a broad range of chemical products and provide our customers with value added services. We’re a core...
WHERE YOUR LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ARE REWARDED! Do you aspire to run a multi-million dollar business leading a sales management team? Are you motivated by an uncapped bonus program and best-in-class for your individual and team performance? Are you the type of leader that inspires teamwork in others, possesses effective sales management skill, and believes in providing exceptional se...
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Job Description: Sunbank, a business within the Esterline Technologies Company, is offering an exceptional opportunity to be part of a Finance team that is driving growth and profitability. The GL Accountant will manage the timely, accurate and monthly accounting close in accordance with US-GAAP, and ensure that all internal reporting is completed within the company’s deadlines. Further, the indi...
Happy Camp, CA, 96039
Title: Chief Finance Officer Reports To: Executive Director Supervises: Fiscal Staff, Clerical Assistant, On Call Receptionist Location: Happy Camp Karuk Tribe Housing Authority Office Salary: $50,000 to $70,000, depending on experience Summary: This position is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Karuk Tribe Housing Authority’s (KTHA) financial office and functions...
Wayne, PA
Calling all recent college graduates looking to get hands on training in the fast paced world of recruiting! If you thrive for competition and excelled as a college athlete this is the opportunity for you! QUAD656 was recognized in 2014 as one of the top Recruiting Firms in the Philadelphia area by the Philadelphia Business Journal. We are QUAD656, a Certified Women-Owned Business specializing in...
Houston, TX, 77054
Company Profile: Southern Petroleum Laboratories is an oil and gas service company headquartered in Houston, TX with operations in multiple states. Throughout the companies 70 year history it has been recognized as an industry leader in petroleum measurement and analytics. Job Description: This is a hands-on position reporting to the CFO, the Controller should be experienced in financial report...
Groveport, OH, 43125
Amsted Rail Company - Griffin Wheel, the leading manufacturer of quality railroad wheels in North America, is currently looking for qualified candidates interested in joining our manufacturing group as the Assistant Controller at our Groveport, Ohio facility This position supervises the general accounting function, payroll, finished product inventory management and wheel shipments. Participates i...
Oklahoma City, OK, 73149
Entry Level Accountant Crossroads Hospice Oklahoma City JUST GOT YOUR ACCOUNTING DEGREE AND ARE ASKING, “WHAT DO I DO NOW?” 1. Well, if you just went through four years of accounting and still like it, then you probably should do something in accounting. 2. Hhmmm..., if you went into accounting, then you’d probably want to go into an industry sector that has pretty good prospects for long t...
Company Confidential Fitchburg, MA, 01420
Collections Specialist (25 hours) Well established printing company is looking for a part time collections specialist for immediate hire Key Responsibilities The duties of the Collections Specialist include collection calls and/or correspondence in a fast paced medium sized business. Providing customer service regarding collection issues, process and review account adjustments, resolving clien...
Lexington, KY, 40513
OVERVIEW: Founded in 1994, MacLellan Integrated Services has expanded from our initial core business providing critical process cleaning services to the automotive industry to a broad scope of maintenance, facilities management, HVAC and mechanical services, and industrial engineering services nationwide. We are currently seeking a finance and accounting professional to fill an entry level Staff...
Bakersfield, CA
Financial Administrator/Accounting (Bakersfield) § § Civil Engineering Company is seeking the ideal candidate withexcellent knowledge in finance and accounting. § Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experienced is (Required) Notary license would be a plus Starting salary: $60K-$75K per year Monday-Friday Hours: 8am-5pm Please respond with Cover Letter/Resume and we look forward to hearing fr...

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