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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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Bookkeeping Murphy Ford has an opening for an ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ RECEIVABLE Person. Need to Know ADP Computer System. Competitive wages relative to Experience. Complete Benefits Pkg, 401K with Match, Paid Vacation and Holidays. Contact Victor at 610-494-8800 Ext. 2203 *****...
Req# 156771BR Position Title Business Systems Analyst III Position Summary Formulates and defines system scope and objectives based on user needs. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Details the specifications from which programs will be written. Analyzes and revises existing...
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American and its affiliated companies also provide title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; proper...
A Security Officer with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the world's most iconic hotel is now the world's most i...
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Global automotive supplier with world-class products - looking for someone to be a strong #2 in the finance department. Primary Duties: 1. Insures accurate monthly production close and resolves issues arising throughout the month from the standard costing system. 2. Responsible for monthly financial closing and reporting. 3. Prepares weekly/monthly reports and analysis of manufacturing costs and p...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
The Accountant is responsible for administering journal entries and accounts payable invoices, in addition to sales commission analysis. Responsibilities •Actively participate in the monthly accounting close •Audit petty cash for reimbursement. •Audit employee expenses to ensure compliance with corporate policy before paying. •Process month-end balancing and journal entries. •General ledger analys...
Job Description: Fantastic Career Opportunity with one of the Top 5 CPA Firm in Los Angeles Great Culture - Great Benefits - Stable Company! Forensic Tax Accountant/CPA with Marital Dissolution ?Prepare, review and file individual, partnership Tax returns for high net worth individuals, celebrity clients, musicians and sports figures and manage sophisticated tax issues ?Analyze tax code and proced...
Job Description: Fantastic Career Opportunity with One of the Top CPA Firm in Los Angeles Great Culture - Great benefits - Stable Company! Partnership Position / Senior Tax Director (CPA) One of the largest Premier Accounting Firms in Southern California is seeking to add a Senior Tax Director-CPA to the firm Position Summary: -This role is requires the oversight of multiple client service teams a...
Job Description: This Insurance Agent Position Features: ? Exceptional Commission Program ? Professional Environment ? Opportunity For Advancement ? Great Pay to $35K Immediate need for insurance agent seeking exceptional commission program, professional environment and opportunity for advancement. Ability to multi-task well, professional attitude and strong leadership qualities will be keys to su...
Job Description: National Consumer Goods Manufacturer in Irvine is seeking a new Accounting Supervisor to head up the department. Job Duties- * Prepare financial statements and various financial reports * Complete monthly accounting close in compliance with GAAP * Supervise, Monitor and analyze department members work to develop more efficient procedures while maintaining a high level of accuracy...
Job Description: We have an immediate need for a $38K Billing Clerk seeking room for advancement, a business casual environment, and a company invested in your success! The $38K Billing Clerk must have the ability to work independently, be detail oriented, and have outstanding organizational skills. These attributes will be the keys to success in this dynamic organization Duties: ?Operate computer...
Job Description: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in Accounting? Do you have at least 3-5 years of accounts receivable and accounts payable experience? Are you motivated to make a difference in a fantastic organization? If so, than this is the time for you! This fantastic organization is in search for a self motivated AP/ AR Clerk that is able to conduct all of the Accounts Payable / Re...
Job Description: BOOKKEEPER ? well-known CPA firm ? convenient downtown location ? excellent management team Local CPA firm has an immediate need for a Bookkeeper! Well-known downtown CPA firm with an excellent skilled staff and strong management team. Candidate will be involved daily with A/P and A/R, general ledger, reconciliation, and payroll. Must have strong attention to detail, be organized,...
Job Description: Immediate need for AR Supervisor seeking a company where they can use their supervisory skills to over see the billing clerks. Will be responsible for ensuring that all the billing is processed properly and to report the daily cost reporting to the Billing Manager. Must have experience with billing practices and have had at least 1-2 years of supervisory experience. Strong skills...
Job title: Senior Accountant Status:Exempt Reports to: Accounting Manager General: The General Accountant is responsible for the efficient accurate and timely performance of the overall company accounting activities and other special accounting projects as they arise. Responsibilities: 1.Timely and accurate closing of the books each month.Recommend and process the necessary journal entries to prop...
Nelson Brothers Property Management, Inc is currently seeking an leadership oriented professional to fill the position of Senior Tax Accountant with well qualified candidates also considered for Director of Finance. There is also the potential to grow into this position with superior job performance. The qualified candidate is expected to leverage their experience in a well-established, fast-growi...
About Auto & Home Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance is a division of Ameriprise Financial, a FORTUNE 500® company1, and one of the fastest growing insurance companies in the country. Through our exclusive partnerships with organizations such as Costco, Progressive and Ford Motor Company, we offer our personal insurance products throughout the country. We offer our customers high-quality, cost-effec...
About Auto & Home Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance is a division of Ameriprise Financial, a FORTUNE 500® company1, and one of the fastest growing insurance companies in the country. Through our exclusive partnerships with organizations such as Costco, Progressive and Ford Motor Company, we offer our personal insurance products throughout the country. We offer our customers high-quality, cost-effec...
Property Accountant Property Management Division HELP USA – New York City HELP USA, an entrepreneurial national not-for-profit that provides affordable housing to homeless and low-income families and individuals, seeks an entry-level property accountant in our Property Management Division. This position is located in our central headquarters in lower Manhattan. The position will be responsible for...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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