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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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Our client is currently seeking a ANALYST, TECHNICAL SUPPORT. This job will have the following responsibilities: Work with network team and procurement team to define the most effective way to process network procurement requests Clearly document resultant process Keep effective records on all bill of materials, quotes received and orders placed. Proficiency with MS Office products such Word,...
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BioScrip, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading specialty home infusion companies! Our focus is clinical excellence and improving the quality of our patients’ lives. With over 2,500 employees able to service 46 states, BioScrip has externally-qualified Centers of Excellence built around specific clinical conditions and therapies, as well as Ambulatory Infusion Centers around the country. Ours is a f...
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Are you a Commercial Collector looking for your next employment opportunity? Have you worked Business to Business Collections and would like to continue in that career path? We have the position that you are looking for and we would love to talk with you! Responsibilities: § Contact business customers to discuss outstanding invoices § Perform research and reconciliations on assigned accounts §...
Judge Healthcare is currently hiring Care Coordinators for an exciting opportunity with a great Healthcare Company in TN Candidates will work from home. They will be the care coordinator for members living in nursing facilities and their homes which could also be an assisted living facility etc. or other type of approved housing. This requires face to face visits with the member as well as some h...
Finance Clerk for Large Student Apartment Community Duties Include: Maintaining resident accounts Reports & spreadsheets Data entry & analysis Billing & accounts receivable Banking Customer service & daily interaction with students. Full time hours: 10am -6pm M-F, alternating Saturdays 11am-5pm Qualifications: 2 year degree or equivalent experience Must have: Math aptitude Excellent M...
Our client is currently seeking a Project Coordinator (Agile). The project is slated to last 2+ years, so this is a long-term contract role and has a right to hire clause. This job will have the following responsibilities: Assist project managers in the coordination and completion of projects Provide administrative and technical support such as scheduling, procurement, preparing presentations,...
ATTENTION: Accounting Coordinator In 2006, Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC was established to deliver high quality behavioral healthcare. Today, we are a growth oriented company with a multistate reach. Our Memphis home office (locate in the Southwind Area near Federal Express) provides accounting, clinical, human resource and operational support to JCAHO accredited hospitals and psychiatric fac...
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A SOX Compliance Manager job in Nashville, TN is available courtesy of Parker + Lynch. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 5 years of experience in either external or internal audit. This position will play a pivotal role in the success and efficiency of this publicly traded company's internal control framework. If you are seeking an organization that places a high value...
The Judge Group is looking for a seasoned BusinessSystems Analyst / IT Project Manager for a long term contract opportunitylocated in Wichita, KS. JOBREQUIREMENTS Business Systems Analyst (60%) / IT Project Manager (40%) Actas strategic partner with customers and users Able to tailor communication toaudience level Able to respectfully challengecustomers to think about different options – comf...
Adecco Staffing has an immdediate opening for an Accounting Specialist in Centre Hall, PA. Responsiblities include; AP / AR ,Payroll , Cash Management, Purchasing Shipping / Receiving, Fixed Assets, Inventory Control Customer & Vendor Relations. The qualified candidate should have customer service experience, must be a motivated person with an eye for detail, willingness to work on a wide variety ...
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