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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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This HireStrategy client is currently seeking a Finance Specialist to join its team. This individual will provide support for the finance operations of the Washington, Philadelphia and New Jersey offices, primarily in the areas of time and expense management, Infor T&E tool, time and billing, accounts payable, and report preparation. This position is an integral part of the finance team and functi...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity in our wholesale Crop Nutrient’s Division. We are looking for an energetic self-starter to become our new Account Manager in the Heartland Region. You will establish CHS as the preferred supplier within the states of Missouri and Kansas. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be customer focused with the ability to...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Mid-size law firm is seeking an accounts payable clerk to join our team. Duties will include entering a high volume of invoices, working reports and handling fees and costs. The right candidate will need to have 1-3 years minimum accounting experience, be proficient in MS Office, have attention to detail, typing accuracy, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. We offer health...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Processing & Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for a Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager to join our growing team. You will manage, develop and administer the Food Safety policies, GMP and HACCP programs for the facility to ensure regulatory and industry compliance. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, b...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity. We are looking for a Manager of Rail Services in our Grain Marketing division. You must be organized, detailed oriented and able to multi-task in a fast paced high-volume environment while supervising people and prioritizing tasks. You will be serving both internal and external customers. You must have excellent customer service skills, as well as v...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity at our Processing and Food Ingredients division. We are looking for a Production Shift Manager to supervise all operational work activities for the designated shift to assure the production of food safe products in an efficient manner. You must be organized, detail oriented, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will:...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity in our CHS Insurance group. We are looking for a Commercial Lines Account Manager to work in conjunction with the Account Executive/Broker to sell new business and provide risk management services to existing business while maintaining a high retention ratio. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrate a high at...
Major Responsibilities: Working in a pre and post-assessment capacity, the Corporate Environmental Coordinator will perform due diligence, remediation, and infrastructure design while working closely with corporate specialists to identify, eliminate, reduce and prevent exposure and risk for the global company with specific focus on both Canada and the US. The candidate will be responsible for the...
Due to continued growth and expansion, NEIS, Inc., a well respected premium audit vendor currently has opportunities available for full and part time field auditors throughout the Memphis, TN and surrounding areas. For over 65 years NEIS, Inc. has serviced the needs of the insurance industry and continues to do so through customer dedication and technology investments. Qualifications include premi...
We have an immediate need for a Jr. Financial Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Assists in analyzing financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information. Assists in the preparation of various financial reports; compiles and reviews financial plans and budgets. Assists in ensuring compliance with budget allocations. Performs financial analysis at routine levels including rate of return,...
We have an immediate need for a Pricing Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION Pricing Analyst needed to work on client site in downtown Houston, TX. Might you recommend someone qualified and available? The Pricing Analyst is responsible for the pricing and billing of invoices for sales contracts based on inspection reports/pipeline ticket. Responsibilities also include pricing of purchase contracts and obtai...
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer Reports To: President/Chief Executive Officer Status: Full time, exempt Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts Summary of Organization: For 25 years, Horizons for Homeless Children has championed the needs of homeless children in Massachusetts and their families. Our mission is improving the lives of these children and helping their families succeed by providing h...
The Sales Tax Manager will be responsible for the entire sales tax function for Lewis Energy Group LP and its affiliates. Identify entities in the structure that could best take advantage of a direct payment permitting and manage the distribution of direct payment exemption certificates to vendors. Prepare all necessary monthly sales tax reports and file those with the Texas Comptroller’s office...
Posting Date: 09-13-2014 Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496 County: Palm Beach Job Id: 1133174 Responsibilities: The Consultant, Lead Finance for FP&A in Management Information System finance is responsible for helping to manage all aspects of financial planning and analysis related to Information Technology for OPEX, CAPEX and G&A, including Annual Operating Plan, stra...
Business Segment Capital - Retail Finance About Us On July 31, Synchrony Financial reached its goal of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and was listed on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol SYF. It was previously known as GE Capital Retail Finance. Synchrony Financial brings 80 years of experience and financial leadership under one new brand. We offer private label credit cards, promotional ...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78220
Job Requirements Duties include but are not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, general ledger, journal entries, payroll processing of 15+ employees, payroll taxes, month end close, processing AIA documents, construction contract management, job costing, financial statement preparation, and any other accounting or finance related duties, as needed. This is a fu...
Title Project Accountant Categories Accounting Job ID MAY4667 Location Gaithersburg MD Salary $65,000 EXPANDING COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SEEKS TOP NOTCH PROJECT ACCOUNTANT! If you are an experienced project accountant within the construction industry please read on! WHY APPLY? Competitive salary and benefits Established company with over $350m in annual revenues Growing const...
Experis Finance in Cleveland has an immediate need for a locally-based Financial Analyst / Auditor for a 6-month+ contract/consulting job in the Cleveland area. This is a project involving support of an Unclaimed Funds and Property Audit with one of our largest and most prestigious clients. Requirements: * Experience as a Financial Analyst and/or as an Auditor * Must have an understanding of Un...
Manpower is currently looking for someone for an accounting audit. Previous accounting/finance/mathematics experience required, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite-particularly pivots and quarry Interested candidates should call Kelly at 608-781-8899 Essential Skills and Experience: -2-4 year degree in Accounting, Finance or Mathematics -Effective oral and written communication skills -St...
American Renal Associates, located in Beverly, MA is experiencing rapid growth, and we are searching for the right individuals to help continue our superb performance. We currently have an open position in the following area: Utility Account coordinator, Accounts Payable Admin Overall responsibility The main responsibility of this position will be managing the setup of all new electric, gas and...

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