Accounting Employment Information
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.
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.
Saint-Gobain Blue Bell, PA
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Boston Financial Data Services Quincy, MA, 02170
Testimonial Brandon - Unit Manager, Investor Services "...Boston Financial finds it important to invest in its associates for the future." View more employee testimonials Internal Auditor II 1 Openings, Full-time, Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-4:45PM, Quincy, MA Boston Financial is a premier investor services outsourcing firm that provides financial services companies the freedom to focus on their clients...
RDO Equipment Co. Fargo, ND, 58102
This individual will be responsible to manage the day-to-day collections operations and customer service functions of the trade receivables and also supervise the Accounts Receivable team. Specific Duties Include: Effectively manage the day-to-day collection and customer service functions of the trade receivables and supervise team of Accounts Receivable Representatives. Provide leadership, traini...
World Fuel Services Miami, FL, 33196
The position is responsible for the administration, communication and reporting of World Fuel Services Corporation’s Long-term Incentive programs. Working closely with the Manager of Equity Administration & Executive Compensation, this position will ensure that the compensation programs are in compliance with plan documents, legal, financial regulations, process controls, customer service standard...
Citigroup Inc. Jackson, OH, 45640
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Village Automotive Wayzata, MN, 55391
Location Village Chevrolet Description Hours: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm SUMMARY Assists the Comptroller and other office staff with accounting functions as it relates to Account Payables and Receivables; billing, titling, leases, deal trades, repair orders, daily deposits, reconcile credit cards; compile and reconcile information for journal entries, month end and year end closes. DUTIES AND RE...
Banner Health Phoenix, AZ, 85002
About Banner Health (Corporate) Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. With locations in Phoenix and Mesa, we offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Mana...
The Bank of New York Mellon Orlando, FL, 32801
Team Lead Account Analyst (Job Number: 1412734) BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more tha...
CVS Caremark Richardson, TX, 75080
Job Category: Project Management Clinical Licensure Required : N/A Job Type: Full Time Position Summary: The PA Admin Sr. Consultant will be responsible for facilitating and hosting calls with internal/external partners and leadership and executive leadership to project manage large scale corporate and departmental initiatives. They will be responsible for overseeing, organizing, documenting pr...
Park University Kansas City, MO, 64126
Assist Graduate Programs Directors, the Office of Graduate Admissions, and Program Support Coordinators with an array of accounting and support responsibilities, as detailed below, as well as other duties as assigned. Position Responsibilities 05% - Cashier tuition payments on a daily basis. 05% - Assist (as needed) with students using VA benefits to cover the cost of tuition. 05% - Field call...
Bon Appetit Management San Francisco, CA
Bon Appétit Management Company is hiring a Cashier who is responsible for managing the proper transaction of food sales and customer service for a diverse high volume food service operation. Major Duties: Follows all Bon Appétit cash handling standards. Monitors and maintains retail and display items, beverages, coffee, and condiment area. Ensures that all retail and display items at their sta...
OnDeck Albany, NY, 12201
OnDeck is currently looking to hire a Senior Technical Accountant for our New York City office! We are looking for someone who is analytical, passionate about growing small businesses, and always looking for a new challenge to help with our technical accounting and reporting policy. As part of the Finance team, you will: Work with the Technical Accounting & Policy Manager and the Corporate Contr...
Saint-Gobain Glenwood, AR, 71943
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Sage Hospitality Resources, LLP Cleveland, OH, 44114
Requisition Number: 4685723 Position Title: Restaurant Bartender Property Name: Urban Farmer Cleveland City: Cleveland State: Ohio Why Us?: Newly opened hotel, The Westin Cleveland Downtown, will bring new energy to the city’s financial district! In this role, you will be a member of a team leading The Westin Cleveland Downtown to be the best property in the city by bringing this new contem...
Service Source Manassas, VA, 20108
Overview: ServiceSource is a leading nonprofit disability resource organization with regional offices and programs located in eight states and the District of Columbia. We serve more than 14,000 individuals with disabilities annually through a range of innovative and valued employment, training, habilitation, housing and other support services. In addition to our support services, ServiceSource d...
Pentair, Inc. Tallahassee, FL, 32301
We are a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of essential industries. ...
M&T Bank Waynesboro, PA, 17268
Retail Banking Division Part Time Teller Position 20 Hours Per Week Waynesboro Center Square Branch Waynesboro, PA Benefits of Part Time Employment: Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits Retirement Savings Options Fixed Scheduling Opportunities for Career Growth and Advancement Paid Banking Holidays/Vacation Time The Opportunity Serve as a proactive team member in the M&T Branch system. ...
M&T Bank Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Retail Banking Division Teller 29 Hours Per Week Woodland Branch Philadelphia, PA The Opportunity Serve as a proactive team member in the M&T Branch system. Tellers are the foundation of building customer loyalty through the "M&T Way". The "M&T Way" is defined as: Creating a memorable customer experience that will make customers want to come back and do business with the bank! Not leaving th...
Apollo Group, Inc. Phoenix, AZ, 85002
Apollo Education Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 in response to a gradual shift in higher education demographics from a student population dominated by youth to one in which approximately half the students are adults and over 80 percent of whom work full-time. Apollo's founder, John Sperling, believed -- and events proved him right -- that lifelong employment with a single employer would be replac...
Saint-Gobain Philadelphia, PA, 19107
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. Job Goals : Responsible for the sa...
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