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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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Commercial Real Estate: Tenant Administrator / Assistant Property Manager Requirements · Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or University. · Relevant experience and/or Real Estate License preferred · Necessary Skill Set: o Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to comprehend and interpret documents. o Technology:Intermediate to advanced skills with Mic...
As a Tax Senior, you will manage client assignments, be responsible for all areas of tax, some quick books and GL entries, and client interaction in a corporate environment. This dynamic mid-sized firm offers a very strong tenure history, extraordinary work/life culture, with growth opportunity for management to partnership. Requirements CPA certificate is a MUST Bachelor's Degree 3+ years of appl...
Rapidly growing property management/Real Estate company located in class A business center in Celebration Fl, in need of a full time bookkeeper/office manager. This required skills for this position: Strong bookkeeping skills Knowledge of accounting principles Knowledge of P+L, Cash flow analysis, Balance sheet, Budgeting Experience in structuring bookkeeping and administrative procedures Property...
Job Title: Onsite Finance Manager Location: Hood River, OR Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract-3-5 month temporary assignment Description: Looking for a highly motivated individual to act as hands on site finance manager, this temporary assignment can range from three to five months. Analyze and provide forecasting/actual gaps of P&L and Balance Sheet monthly Perform weekly and monthly f...
As a Tax Senior, you will manage client assignments, be responsible for all areas of tax, some quick books and GL entries, and client interaction in a corporate environment. This dynamic mid-sized firm offers a very strong tenure history, extraordinary work/life culture, with growth opportunity for management to partnership. Requirements CPA certificate is a MUST Bachelor's Degree 3+ years of appl...
Long Term Care Third Party Billing Clerk job in Southfield, MI Accounting Principals is looking for a Collections Specialist who will work directly with the Accounts Receivable Manager to maximize collections for a client in Southfield, MI. Reporting to the controller, the client is looking for candidates who can hit the ground running and streamline processes. Experienced long term care billers o...
Want to grow your career while helping customers? Want to work with a tenured team of professionals who work in a great environment with clear goals and direction? Want to work for an industry leader who is experiencing rapid growth & success? Success in a customer retention, default prevention, dispute resolution, collections, rent-to-own or similar position is needed. Although a 40 hour 5 day wo...
A local company in Zeeland is looking for an Accounting Assistant. This is a Full Time, short term opportunity. To qualify, you would have the experience working in Accounting, proficient data entry skills, strong attention to detail, and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Educations Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. Associates degree in Accounting is preferred. If you feel that you have the n...
Are you an organized individual who takes pride in providing stability and support for a hardworking team? Is your professional skill set one that allows you to create and develop standards, as well as follow existing ones already in place with consistency? If yes and you’re intrigued, then please read below for job specifics. Job Description: Growing company in Washington D.C. seeks an enthusiast...
Accounts Receivable Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate about what...
Accounts Receivable Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate about what...
Accounts Receivable Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate about what...
Financial Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate about what we do. Be...
Financial Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate about what we do. Be...
Financial Analyst Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate about what we do. Be...
Senior Accountant-Portland, OR-Contract Opportunity LinkedIn recently announced its Most inDemand Employers: 2013. Many of the top 10 rely on CompuCom to provide the highest quality IT talent. Find your dream job today! Responsible for complex and comprehensive general or cost accounting activities or functions which can include the review, analysis, and verification of (1) Corporate GAAP and stat...
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About Us We provide flooring and cabinetry products and installation to the new home building industry. Responsibilities • Analyze financial statements and reports • Develop and maintain internal control procedures • Examine financial accounts and records • Plan, set up and administer accounting systems • Prepare financial statements and reports • Prepare income tax returns from accounting records...
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION The Assistant Branch Manager works independently on implementing Investor Center business plan initiatives focused on increasing incremental sales while overseeing daily operations in the Branch. The objective is to create a proactive sales environment focused on meeting customer needs. This also includes attracting and retaining assets and clients both independentl...
Job Summary Your job, as a Client Service Associate, is to enhance the client experience by servicing clients and providing operational and administrative support to Financial Advisors. Your knowledge of firm policy, procedures and technology allows you to interface with clients and prospective clients, anticipate their needs, resolve their problems, and follow through to provide exceptional servi...
Senior Trade Finance Letter of Credit Technician (Operations) Large bank requires a Senior-level Finance Technician with a Letter of Credit for their Jersey City, NJ location. Qualified candidates will have a Letter of Credit, prior experience and the qualifications herein listed. Responsibilities are as follows: Responsibilities: · Provide guidance and technical support to internal and external c...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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