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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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Facilitates timely filing of claims by monitoring and coordinating efforts and activities of the billing vendor across the several practices within the PC and the hospital itself. Responsibilities: • Ensures that all office charges reconcile to appointment scheduler and are received and billed • Works with front end managers to ensure that all registrations are correct and complete • Ensures that...
ACCOUNTING CLERK, FT: Busy accounting office looking for detail oriented person with good attitude to reconcile store sales daily; post payments; run reports, file, prepare deposits and other duties as requested. Banking experience a plus, but not required. Send resume attn Kerri, to: CARPARTS, 95A Plaistow Rd, Plaistow NH. 03865, or email: *****...
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Midwest Fiber is a fast growing, recognized leader in the paper, plastics, electronics, and single stream recycling industry. We are looking for a Accounts Recievable (AR) person for our Normal Illinois facility. Midwest Fiber offers a great work environment, competitive wages and benefits (including a profit sharing program that has paid out for 20 years running), job stability and the ability to...
Behind every successful business lies a Jack of All Trades—like you. You are known as the “Jack of All Trades,” people watch you move effortlessly from task to task, from a client’s request to a staff member’s. Such energy and talents are integral to keeping Brickman ahead of its industry. Established in 1939, we are America’s top commercial landscape company, with nearly $1B in revenues. We plan...
Almo Distributing is a major wholesaler of consumer electronics and appliances in the U.S. Almo has been in the distribution business for over 65 years and has expanded to cover more than two-thirds of the United States. We are currently seeking a a highly skilled individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.This customer service team lead position plays a critical role in esta...
Financial Analyst Excellent Pay Rate Long term project Position Details Client:Leading manufacturers of electronic products Project Location: San Francisco, CA Project Duration: 6 Months (Extension or Conversion possible) Role: Financial Analyst Imp. Note:No Third party vendors will be entertained Responsibility Responsible for the preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly and ad-hoc finan...
ARI Network Services is one of the fastest growing Software Companies in the Midwest. Milwaukee Business Journal’s listed ARI as part of the top 25 Largest Area Software Product Companies in Milwaukee for the second straight year! ARI is a leading provider of electronic catalogs and dealer websites that enable dealers to achieve excellence in selling and servicing their customers. We are looking f...
Job Summary This position supports the Technical Accounting Management and Regional Accounting teams as they gather, review and analyze financial information including final cost certifications, annual audits and tax returns and quarterly unaudited statements. Responsibilities include assisting with financial data input and maintenance of the information contained in the database. This position re...
Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks. The WW Sales and Operations Decision Support team is seeking a Senior Analyst with experience in data mining and statistical techniques to join its WW Sales Reporting and Analytics team. Key Qualifications: oGraduate...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Staff Accountant for their Des Plaines, Illinois location.Under the general supervision of the Corporate Accounting Manager, this position is responsible for performing general accounting duties including assisting in coordination of the monthly close process, preparation of monthly journal entries, general ledger updates and maintenance, financial reporti...
Job Purpose: Financial services sales. Meets client's investment needs by managing investment portfolios. Duties: * Identifies current and future client service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements. * Markets financial services by soliciting prospective and current clients; ascertaining th...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Business Development Associate/ Sales Professional with networking and business development experience. REQUIREMENTS: Staffing experience preferred 1-2 years experience in a sales environment Candidates qualifying for this position will have similar experience. Any relevant education and/or training will be considered a plus....
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in Rosemont, Illinois (IL). This position is responsible for accounting related reporting and will report to an Accounting Reporting Supervisor within the Controlling and Reporting group. Primary responsibilities will be to assist the Supervisor with the operations of the department as a subject matter expert. Specific responsibilities in...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Executive Admin Assistant - The client Service for their New York, NY location. Please note that this contractor will be working in a very conservative environment. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Act and respond to private banking customer instructions, inquiries and pr...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Overall Summary of the Job: The Operations Change Management function provides project and program management support to enable operations to deliver priority Change-the-bank initiatives, Run-the-bank as well as identifying business optimization opportunities with a view to creating scalability within the product-lines and increasing STP. The Change Managers are responsible for i...
We have a great direct hire opportunity for a Property Accountant in the Woodland Hills area. Requirements: 5+ years of accounting in Commercial Property Management Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written Must be proficient in Excel Must be extremely organized and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Software: MRI or Yardi experience preferred Responsibiliti...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A local St. Louis, MO client if hiring for an Accounting Supervisor role. This role will be required to/responsible for: Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy and completeness Will also handle financial, accounting and reporting functions Will lead and direct the work of others (Overseeing a team of Ac...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Claims Representative in Fort Worth, TX. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Duties: Responsible for following up with insurance companies for status of medical claims; Rep will make call, use website, imaging or any resources available to get information needed to resolve account on first touch Must complete a minimum o...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a temporary Accounts Payable Specialist for a 3 month contract assignment in Brisbane, California (CA). The person in this role will be primarily be responsible for the processing of Accounts Payable high volume transactions, inclusive of: invoices, payment organization, SAP ledger entries and invoice filing and organization. The position will report to the...
Manage staff of Contract Coordinators and Contract Pricing Analysts whose focus is to maintain agreed upon account markups, cost, cycles, and files for accuracy and compliance Communicate and manage procedures related to the input of pricing on specified products for national account customers Resolve cost issues and respond to inquiries working closely with Purchasing, National Account Program Co...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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