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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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JudgeHealthcare is actively seeking a Business Analyst for a premier healthcareclient in the Louisville, KY area. ThisBusiness Analyst-Digital Marketing Communications Consultant is part of theInteractive Team and is responsible for the digital strategy, implementationand cross-functional integration for Humana's segment online videos andwebinars. This job will have the following responsibilities:...
Our client is currently seeking a IT Quality Assurance Analyst. The IT Quality Assurance Analyst (QAA) in an intermediate-level position that utilizes a variety of testing approaches and techniques to validate system functionality, typically including functional, black-box and user acceptance testing. Creates tests that model business scenarios to validate that the system functions as intended and...
Our client is currently seeking a QA Analyst. The Qualified candidate must have strong manual testing experience including Web Based testing, SQL Skills and any work with Quality Center. Candidates for QA analyst/tester positions must have excellent problem solving skills along with keen attention to detail and outstanding written and oral communication abilities. A bachelor’s degree in computer s...
Qualifications: 4 Year Degree or equivalent experience 2-3 years of Consistent Environment Management experience 3-5 years of Managing ASP/.net based application web sites on IIS/Windows servers 1-2 years of General understanding of how web sites work - application architecture, network load balancing, SSL certificates, Service oriented architecture, web services SOAP 5-7 Years of related experien...
Our client is currently seeking a BUSINESS ANALYST - DATA MIGRATION. The Business Analyst position is responsible for performing the duties of Business Analyst for the Enterprise Supplier Risk Management team. The goal of this program is to identify opportunities for strengthening and enhancing the current ESRM framework . The Business Analyst will be required to lead the data migration and system...
Our client is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst. * Looking for a Lead QA with a ‘project BA background’. Financial industry and specific SPS product experience is preferred, but not an absolute requirement. * MUST have strong UAT experience and experience leading large testing efforts across organizations. * The person would be responsible for the UAT (User Acceptance Testing) for all...
Our client is currently seeking a IT Quality Assurance Analyst. The IT Quality Assurance Analyst (QAA) in an intermediate-level position that utilizes a variety of testing approaches and techniques to validate system functionality, typically including functional, black-box and user acceptance testing. Creates tests that model business scenarios to validate that the system functions as intended and...
MUST HAVE SKILLS: - Oracle experience (not coding) 3-4 yrs - Experience in data validation & data analysis via writing SQL Queries 3yrs - Experienced in Data Warehousing, Dimensional models and creating Source To Target Documents. (not a developer or modeler just knowledge of) 2 yrs - Strong Experience in creation and presentation of Business Requirements Documents and System Requirements 3-4 yrs...
Our client is currently seeking a QA Analyst. This will be for the front end team, but the following 3 items will be important: SQL / database experience E2E/integration test planning an experience API/service based testing This job will have the following responsibilities: QA Analyst will be dedicated to developing routine tests, designing, coordinating and tracking the testing effort. This posit...
Our client is currently seeking a Telecom Expense Analyst. This is a non-IT role, but will be performing technology-related tasks. Candidates should have experience with financial analysis specifically as it relates to technology expenses (equipment, services, etc.) This job will have the following responsibilities: Reviews network telecommunications payables processed through internal systems Res...
Our client is currently seeking a IT Quality Assurance Analyst. This job will have the following responsibilities: The IT Quality Assurance Analyst (QAA) Senior is a senior-level position that possesses thorough understanding of software testing practices, policies and procedures. Utilizes a variety of testing approaches and techniques, typically providing functional, black-box and user acceptance...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum i...
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of i...
We want you to join the team. With GO, you’re not just here to fill a job title. Our goal is to find enthusiastic, dedicated people who have the drive to “GO” the distance and build a career with us. With a growing market, a new attitude towards sales and by leveraging our team’s talent we can bring everyone back to that table to share in the success. Auto Loan Processor The Auto Loan Processor is...
KIK Custom Products is the manufacturing partner to some of the world's largest retailers and brand owners. Each year, more than two billion units representing thousands of different consumer products leave our plants destined for North American households. From shampoos, soaps, body lotions, and sunscreens, to air fresheners, household bleach, cleaners, and additives for swimming pools and spas,...
Coastal Plain Area EOA, Inc. Head Start HEAD START BOOKKEEPER ASSISTANT Please visit www.coastalplaineoa.org for more details about the program, open positions or to complete an employment application! Positions are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
The Bedford County Fiscal Management Department is seeking qualified applicants for an Accountant. The Accountant will perform a variety of accounting and financial reporting tasks including, but not limited to, oversight of accounts payable process and the Pcard program; account reconciliations, journal entries, and assistance with the preparation of the annual Budget and CAFR. The ideal candidat...
ACCOUNT CLERK REPRESENTATIVE UPG in Paducah has an opening for an account clerk and representative. Must be good with numbers and computers. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Sherry at (270) 450-4150 or 1-800-874-4427 ext. 150 or email *****....
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General Basin Energy LLC SEEKING Person with experience in oilfield invoicing Excel a Must, ADP, QuickBooks knowledge a plus but not required. Also seeking Receptionist Answering phones. Medical Insurance. Bring resume in Person to: 189 SE Loop 338 Odessa TX 79766 432-580-7488...
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Independent Oil & Gas Company seeking Accountant/Bookkeeper Responsibilities will include: • Invoicing • JIB • Revenue • Revenue Distribution • Excel Knowledge in OGas is a plus but not necessary. Working knowledge of Accounting, Accounting Systems and strong methods in Accounting a plus. • Salary Commensurate • Full Health Benefits • Profit Sharing • Vacation Send resume to Blind Box OA-3904, P.O...
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