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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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A Night Auditor with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for overseeing the auditing, posting and balancing of daily financial transactions to support the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers trave...
Seeking experienced referral partners (FT/PT) - commercial financial brokers and others - who have or can refer viable commercial real estate, oil and gas, energy/bio-energy, mining or other viable business projects that need private equity/debt funding (minimum $1 million to $100 million plus). Commercial financial brokers, financial advisors, attorneys, deal-makers invited. Fees protected. Pleas...
Randstad is seeking individual Life Underwriters to provide full underwriting support to one of our customers for a three to four month assignment. These part-time, hourly positions are 35 - 38 hours a week, plus additional weekends and overtime as business needs demand. We promote career growth, creative thinking and professionalism. Come grow with us! Professional Abilities: - Proven track recor...
Our client, a leading national Banking organization headquartered in New Orleans, has an immediate need for an Accounts Payable Coordinator. As a key member of the Accounting & Finance Team, the Coordinator will be responsible for efficiently managing a high volume Payables department. Responsibilities of this role include: Reviews and verifies invoices and their accompanying payment requests to e...
Job Description: Stable Financial advisory firm has an immediate need for Jr Accountant, Will have the opportunity to learn the business an grow. Will be responsible for general ledger, Financial Reporting, Prepare month and quarter-end reporting packages and financial statement checklists and prepare month-end journal entry. Assist with budgeting and forecasting. BA degree in Accounting with 2 to...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
ExamWorks is a dynamic, fast growing global industry pioneer in the health care services sector. Our size, scale and service capabilities, combined with management's vision are transforming the IME industry. We are convinced that the high growth environment, the largest global geographic footprint and most advanced IT platform available differentiates ExamWorks from other IME companies. The compan...
For almost two decades, Emplicity, a California based Business Services Company, has been successfully supporting some of most unique and high-growth businesses across the state with a convenient suite of value-added employer services and boutique style human resources consulting. As we continue our corporate evolution, we are looking to add talented professionals who can help us evolve internal p...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
Gas Pipeline Engineer Mildford Pa Job Number: Description Job Summary This position provides support to project execution for our gas and gathering BlueStone project in New Milford, Pennsylvania. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the orga...
Branch Manager First Ipswich Bank has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our organization as a Branch Manager. This position is responsible for the management of all functions and staff of a retail branch. Summary of Position: Responsible for the management of all functions and staff of a retail branch. Accountable for maximizing and increasing branch revenues and sales. Ensur...
Job Summary: Proficiently perform teller functions such as opening deposit accounts, processing transactions with accuracy and balances according to the Banks standards, procedures and policies. Increase the Banks market share by maximizing sales opportunities through relationship management and business developments efforts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Demonstrate awareness, commitment...
CPA FIRM IN WESTERN NASSAU COUNTY SEEKING TO AUGMENT OUR STAFF WITH THE ADDITION OF AN EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER. 2+ YEARS HANDLING A VARIEY OF CLIENTELE. QUICK BOOKS KNOWLEDGE IS ESSENTIAL MUST BE ABLE TO DO BANK RECONCILIATIONS, KNOWLEDGE OF PAYROLL REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARATION OF PAYROLL TAX RETURNS AS WELL AS SALES TAX RETURNS A MUST FORWARD ALL RESUMES TO *****...
Our client is seeking a junior level Account Manager in the commercial insurance industry. Job responsibilities include maintaining and developing existing and new customer relationships, assist Producers to establish appropriate coverage, issue quotes, educate clients on the insurance process, follow up on transactions to ensure policies are properly issued. This is very much a team player role a...
Landscape and Irrigation Contractor is seeking a Controller to join our rapidly growing organization Position Responsibilities to include: Provide accurate and timely monthly financial statements . Exhibit complete understanding and be able to clearly communicate information to Ownership. Responsible for directing and supervising accounting personnel and all day-to-day finance and accounting proce...
Credit Analysis - Portfolio Coverage International bank located in New York City is currently seeking (3) individuals for their expanding investment banking research area. Responsibilities: Prepare credit applications, including in-depth credit analysis, rating sheets, relationship return analysis, and any other requested or required forms or information needed to complete a proper assessment of t...
Senior Private Equity Accountants Major financial services company located in Jersey City, New Jersey is currently seeking several individuals for their expanding private equity accounting department. Responsibilities: Day to day accounting Capital calls, distributions, cash in and out Analysis of partnership agreements Cash and portfolio reconciliations Income and expense accruals Partner/shareho...
Accounting Manager- Private Equity Major Hedge Fund located in New York City is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding private equity area. Responsibilities: Review accounting work and reconciliation packages prepared by staff Classification of assets, liabilities and capital transactions Monthly Net Asset Value (NAV) preparation Cash and portfolio reconciliations Income and...
Not-For-Profit Accountancy Our Not-For-Profit clients are currently seeking several individuals with an accounting or finance degree and 2-10+ years experience from either Public Accounting or Not For Profit Organizations in either accounting, auditing, budgeting, grants, tax, analysis or special projects. Staff through management positions are currently available. Starting salaries range from 50...
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