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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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WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING The ideal candidate will be accountable for managing the accounting management systems of the agency, involving payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivables functions and provide assistance to the Chief Financial Officer in processing all agency accounting tasks. The Accounting Manager will coordinate and administer all program contract billings as needed, forward to th...
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING The Accounting Clerk will be charged for completing accounts receivable billing by balancing daily/weekly newspaper, Tabs, Inserts, quarter folds, obits and TM products. This experienced candidate will execute and perform all work practices in a safe manner. Constant safety awareness is mandatory for all employees. This individual will support Accountant in different function...
Job Description: This Bookkeeper Position Features: ? Great Pay to $35K Immediate need for Bookkeeper for a top notch company in Hampton Roads! Long term position and great working environment. Ideal candidates can work in fast paced office, able to learn and want to grow. Must have Quick books experience! Business casual environment, well diversified office, top 100 out of 25K in US. Employees...
Job Description: Accountant ? Great Pay to $55K This is a golden opportunity with a very reputable and stable company here in Newport News- immediate need!!! Permanent position that would work 8-5 Duties Deltek/NAV Maintain accounting files Post payroll journal entry Reconcile payroll to Labor Distribution Reconcile Labor Distribution to 941 Prepare month end accrual journal entries Sub-...
Job Description: Immediate need for loan servicing specialist. Functions include: answering questions pertaining to all areas of loan servicing including payment research, taxes, insurance, loan modifications and assumptions, prepayments, payoffs, adjustable rate loans, credit reporting, and lien perfection; researching and analyzing problems and recommending solutions; conducting periodic audits...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Default Expense Management Analyst to join their team in Mclean, Virginia (VA). Duties: Serve as liaison to Servicers, Vendors and other partners Implement and monitor quality control to ensure baseline processes and results are in compliance with company standards and policies Perform audits on Non Performing Loans identifying potential financi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in Bedford, Massachusetts who is seeking experienced professionals for a permanent role with their company. This position is responsible for all patient communication and will coordinate with Field Sales and Inside Sales to provide the best patient experience. The Intake Sales Representative is responsible for communicating insurance benefit guidelines and co...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a premier client seeking an Account Manager for a contract-to-hire position in Sunrise, Florida (FL). This role will work Monday-Friday from 8:30am-6pm. The Main Duties will include: Managing a region of service providers throughout the country with responsibilities including profit and loss management, tracking customer service feedback and score monitoring as well...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Executive Assistant located in Miamisburg, Ohio (OH). This position will be responsible for assisting with the administrative functions for a business executive. Will be maintaining calendars, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, completing expenses, and any additional duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Must have prior experience workin...
Job Description: Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you have previous experience working in Purchasing or Supply Chain? Then I have a great opportunity for you! One of my well known, established clients in the West Palm Beach area is seeking a new Purchasing Expeditor to join their growing organization. This position will be managing all open purchase orders requests, working along side a...
Job Description: Well established organization located in Laurel, MD is looking for an Accounting Administrator to support their company's Controller. This position is a temp to hire for the right candidate and will pay up to $18/hr on a full time basis. This individual will manage and collect all account receivables, prepare vendor payments, process expense reimbursements, receive and post all a...
Job Description: Prepares specialized and ad-hoc reports. Leads the preparation of expenditure analyses and program analyses and performs complex analyses for the System Management Team. Gathers, synthesizes and interprets data in developing complex analyses and reports. Creates and modifies spreadsheets and databases to perform analytical duties. Leads the implementation of new software and upgr...
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Private land development firm in Houstonis seeking a bright, hard-working financial analyst to join its finance team. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain valuable experience in several areas of real estate and finance. Position reports directly to the CFO. Please apply only if you reside in Houston or are interested in relocating to Houston, Texas. Key Responsibilities: Complet...
Job Title: Director of Finance Reports To: Executive Pastor FLSA Status: Exempt http://www.easternstarchurch.org/employment-opportunity SUMMARY Responsible for proper accounting and reporting of all funds of Eastern Star Church and related entities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: • Provide oversight of...
Are you looking for a change? We currently have a client looking for a top notch bookkeeper that has an accounting degree. This opportunity is with one of the top CPA firms in town. There is a little travel, all expenses paid! Plus benefits! Health Insurance, 401K, Life Insurance. Must have experience with payroll taxes. Apply today!...
Staff Accountant II Large, National San Antonio based Company is adding to their team. Company is very people centric with pride in the development of the team as well as in internal promotions. Company believes strongly in providing challenge and opportunity while really maintaining work life balance. Company has a single digit turnover rate – they foster a place where people enjoy going to work...
Are you looking to join an organization with growth opportunities? Are you able to stay calm under pressure? If so, we want you! State Fund is seeking career-minded innovative individuals who enjoy working with the public. We are California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California’s entrepreneurial spirit and...
Description: This is an outstanding opportunity to join the corporate headquarters of a large profitable company experiencing growth. We seek a payroll professional with strong abilities in a corporate environment. Our client has proven tracks for advancement and offers an environment that will enhance your skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: Execute payroll ...
Are you looking to join an organization with growth opportunities? Are you able to stay calm under pressure? If so, we want you! State Fund is seeking career-minded innovative individuals who enjoy working with the public. We are California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California’s entrepreneurial spirit and...
Randstad is working with a client in the Concord, NH area who is seeking a permanent Entry Level Staff Accountant to join its team. This position requires experience in the hotel or hospitality industry and general accounting background. Together with the Controller and one other Staff accountant, you will be working to help support 5 hotels by this summer! Qualified candidates should have experi...

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Rate of Growth
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Size of Industry in 2006:
2,735,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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