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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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About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
This HireStrategy client is a large public company located in Reston, VA. They are currently seeking a Sr. Accountant to join their team. Responsibilities: ·Preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare reports, and review and verify accuracy. Including compiling, reviewing, analyzing, and recording financial information to the general ledger. ·Complete monthly c...
The Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for financial reporting and tax supervision. W ill support the accounting and financial reporting group primarily through the oversight of the general ledger accountant, tax accountant and the joint venture accountant. This position reports to the Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting and Tax is primarily focused on ensuring the day-to-day operat...
Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to the task. Whatever your passion and expertise, when you join Verizon, you'll find a sales team determined to change the world and empower our customers to do the same. You'll tackle challenges that will continually spark your intellect, fuel your passion and driv...
In the Revenue and Customer Operations role, you will be a part of the PTC Services Revenue team supporting the Americas consulting, managed services and training businesses. The Senior Associate will analyze and report on the monthly revenue for select service contracts. Reporting to our Services Revenue Manager, you will regularly interface across multiple functional organizations. The successf...
Local Sub-Prime Auto Finance Company is looking for a career minded, energetic, courteous Customer Service/Collections Representative - Spanish a plus. Please e-mail resume to ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
About Us Adams + Beasley Associates is a high end residential remodeling contractor and focuses on clear and powerful objectives in the way we do business. We thrive on strong collaborations in all our relationships, emphasizing the importance of teamwork, mutual respect, and continuous growth. Each member of our team works hard each day to effectively deliver on our commitments to our clients an...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Position description Job Goals: Th...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 69,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 27 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. * Responsible for the coordination of the annual corporate, store and distribution syste...
This HireStrategy client is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Accounts Payable Coordinator with proven technical skills. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and Financial Reporting Manager and requires providing customers with excellent customer service while adhering to established procedures for A/P processing, A/P aging, and payment generation. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Complete...
Senior Director System Controller-Kaleida Health Be a part of this exciting time in our evolution as the largest provider of healthcare in Western New York! Kaleida Health is currently recruiting for a Senior Director System Controller. This position is responsible for oversight of all financial reporting for the Kaleida HealthSystem, preparing and presenting financial statements and reports to ...
This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Financial Analyst will be the key finance contact for the FP&A team. The Finance Analyst will provide overall support for the period end results, preparation of forecasts, Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Innovation Growth or Integrated Business Plans, along with financial analys...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Job Description: A/P Clerk Distribution Company is seeking Accounts Payable Specialist to join their accounting team. You will be responsible for all activities in accounts payable such as ensuring timely payments of invoices, maintaining accurate records, reviewing accounting reports and the A/P register. If you take pride in customer service, possess strong organizational and communication ski...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities As a Business Account Apprentice, you will be in a structured development program that will provide you with the tool...
Lindsay Honda is expanding and we have an immediate opening for a Finance and Insurance professional Experience preferred Great benefits available, including health care Short and Long term disability and life insurance fully paid by the company 401k with company match Proudly Closed on Sunday Pre-employment, drug testing required Please contact Bert Seymour in HR at 614-864-5250 ext. 2590 ...
For almost 25 years, IMG has provided high quality global medical insurance benefits and developed a reputation of excellence and leadership in the international medical insurance market. With around-the-clock medical management services, multilingual claims administrators and highly trained customer service professionals, IMG is confident in its ability to provide the products international trave...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About VerizonWe believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to ...
​ Performs the monthly basis technical financial analysis of current expenses and projection trends to determine present and future financial performance of the program, the individual projects, and provides feedback to the ​f​ inance ​e​ xecutives Assist staff with setting up new financial reports that will meet their requirements, provide cost projections, and analyze monthly revenue and e...
Manager level professional position requiring research of complex tax technical issues, maintenance of tax systems and technologies, and the preparation and submission of income/franchise tax records, returns, reports and payments. Primary responsibility for maintaining the corporate tax provision in cooperation with third-party and internal resources. · Assist Director in preparation and review ...

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