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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a talented Senior Financial Analyst in New Braunfels, TX. This is an incredible company with strong culture and true work life balance. Duties: Assist the Director of Accounting in supporting and maintaining the Company's financial enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, custom financial applications, data conversion, reporting and ERP implemen...
Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global professional services organization of more than 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader in our profession. Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking an Accounting Specialist for their Boston, Massachusetts (MA) location. This is a great temporary position with this company. Job Duties: Processes transactions and reconciles and maintains various accounts and ledgers including accounts payable, vouchers, vendor invoices, expense reimbursements, ledgers, statements, billings and/or other accounting...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in Miami, Florida (FL). Essential Functions: Coordinates the end-to-end development of annual operating plan for the Global Casino Operations group, including process flow, timeline, review meeting coordination, document creation and control and financial consolidation Oversees the quarterly forecast processes wi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Payroll Coordinator to join their team in Miami, Florida (FL). Duties: Post Payroll entries into ledger Report Vacation Requests, sick leave to third party provider Interact with third party payroll processing firm for all reconciliations, additions and subtractions from payroll REQUIREMENTS: Must Be Bilingual (Spanish) No degree required 3-...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Cash Application Specialist - Credit Card Processor in San Antonio, Texas (TX). This position is responsible for accurately entering/charging customer's credit cards. Responsibilities: Read and sort through all emails received in Shared Services Department Inbox to disburse to the group accordingly Create Service Now tickets for all research inquiries,...
Description Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system. Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial a...
Main purpose of job Howden, a leading manufacuturer of air and gas handling equipment, is currently seeking and experienced Cost Accountant in our Fairlawn, OH facility. This position will support the Controller in managing project costs and ensuring financial integrity. Manage project costs, weekly and monthly reporting, and controlling key parts of the balance sheet. Participate in the month ...
Description Project control position based in San Diego, PCA support F35 CNI programs. Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system (EVM). Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Prepares b...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
GROWING COMPANY! We're currently looking for a collector for our growing client. We look for individuals who are interested in growing as we like to cultivate growth as well. This position is a Collections Specialist and responsibilities will include: -Calling customers to set up payment plans -Working with other oil and gas professionals to collect on outstanding balances Qualifications: -Ou...
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,...
POSITION SUMMARY The Associate I role is to support financial advisors and Non-Deposit Investment Products (NDIP) team with daily back office operations. Responsible for handling incoming phone calls, responds to client service requests, performs administrative and clerical duties which at times can be repetitive and maintains outstanding client service standards. The Associate I must be able to ...
Job Title: Financial Reporting Manager Department: Accounting Reports To: VP, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer Financial Reporting Manager opening with great perks: • Target performance bonus will be up to 20% of your base salary • 401k the company offers 200% match on your first 3% contribution Position Overview: The Financial Reporting Manager will be directly responsible for manag...
Our client is currently seeking a CREDENTIALING/ DATA ENTRY COORDINATOR in Brooklyn, NY Requirements: Must have experience in credentialing and/or provider data management experience. Will be assisting in the data entry of provider information Must have recent experience with claims/ credentialing in a health plan or healthcare environment Must have experience using CACTUS software. Please s...
We are currently assisting one of our largest healthcare clients in their search to add a new Accounts Payable Supervisor Job to their large AP department. The group is continuing to grow as more locations are being centralized. This is a unique opportunity to supervise/manage a large group of AP staff and have opportunity for progression and promotion in the future with a stable and reputable hea...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Assistant Controller Converse, TX Unspecified Apply Apply Assistant Controller Converse, TX Unspecified Apply Job Details We are a mid-size construction firm located in the Greater San Antonio, TX region. We specialize in sub-contracting for a variety of projects such as healthcare, municipal, s...
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Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. Purpose The Sr Financial Analyst develops an...
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