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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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Description Responsible for the Advertising, International and Miscellaneous billing, cash posting and account reconciliations in the Accounts Receivable system. Produce end-of-month reports and aging reconciliation. Required Experience - Manage Advertising, Int'l and Miscellaneous billing to generate invoices for services provided by A&E. - Post Cash receipts to reduce the amount of receivables....
Company Confidential Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Accounts Payable Specialist Think Accounts Payable is more than just data entry? Are you ready to put your skills to the test? A successful company, located in the Cincinnati metro area, is in need of a talented Accounts Payable professional. This individual will be responsible for matching/batching invoices, coding/processing, data entry, check processing on payments, and handling other projects...
Responsibilities At RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. we empower colleagues to be the best they can be, each and every day. We are a leader in the financial services industry and we know that in order to work with the top talent, we need to provide top-ranking benefits and culture. As a Senior Teller, you’ll provide our customers with outstanding service giving them your full attention while maki...
Growing Westerville, Ohio-based Restaurant Maintenance Company is seeking a full-time Office Coordinator/Bookkeeper. We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing person to be the first point of contact to our clients, business partners, vendors and employees both in person and over the phone. Must be a proactive, confident person with excellent administrative and organizational skills, a positi...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
F/T position with accounts receivable experience. Core of Job Requirements: · Use current software tools to manage customer accounts effectively. · Post customer payments · Daily deposits from all areas of sales and a/r. · Collections which requires strong communication skills in developing a trusted relationship with customers. · Receiving and processing financial credit applications. · Processin...
Bookkeeper/Accounting Specialist A Rochester Hills manufacturing company is looking for a stable Bookkeeper/Accounting Specialist to assist with their general accounting needs and process payroll. Duties: -Processing payroll for approximately 50+ -Accounts Receivables -General Accounting functions -Variety of clerical duties Requirements: -Knowledge of employment taxes -Bookkeeping and/or Accounti...
Job Summary: The Credit and Collections Associate is the main contact for credit concerns and accounts receivable inquiries. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: respond to customer correspondence, review and approve orders, collection calls, and problem solve issues including research and reconciliation. Duties & Responsibilities: Make and receive calls in a call center environment with...
SWIB is seeking a Managing Analyst to lead its $1.4 billion global technology sector portfolio. The incumbent will actively manage the technology sector portfolio to achieve solid investment returns consistent with the purpose and risk profile of the portfolio. Essential activities: Actively manage the technology sector portfolio in compliance with established SWIB investment guidelines and polici...
My client located in Downtown Boston, MA is seeking a Sr. Claims Project Manager (PM) for a contract to hire opportunity. This position will pay an hourly rate until it converts over to Full Time Permanent. Salary when the job converts over is around $115-120k base plus 15-20% bonus. Sr. Claims Project Manager This is a well established Global company. Healthcare experience is a big plus. Join a c...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10036
We are the NY Branch of a foreign bank seeking a Senior Auditor. This individual will be responsible for: planning and performing audits of Credit Management with an emphasis on Middle Market and Asset Based Lending evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the internal controls and ensuring compliance with Credit Authorities and Head Office guidelines and applicable US regulations. perform o...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Accountant Location: Hoboken, New Jersey Join an award-winning company! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Luxury Home Builder, has an immediate opportunity for a top-notch Accountant to join our fast-paced and exciting accounting team in...
Client Onboarding Consultant- Large Financial Firm Our client is a premier financial services institution that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Overview: As a member of the Client On boarding organization, the individual will specialize in the revi...
Financial Services consultant positions available for Middle and Back office such as Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Operations Support, Settlement Clerks, Client Service Representatives, Brokerage Operations, Project Managers, Mutual Fund Ops, Corporate Actions, Data Analyst, Research and Documentation Assistant openings. Staffing firm recruiting for top financial companies in Westchester Co...
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Miles & Thirion CPA Firm is one of Sarasota, Florida’s fastest growing CPA firms. We believe in the value of relationships and view every client relationship like a partnership. We offer a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Because of our firm’s size our clients benefit by getting personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. We are seeking...
About the Position: The Analyst will provide technical data analysis support to Credit and Collections team including the design, development and testing of data queries. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Establishing Positive Working Relationship with Finance & Audit, Regulatory, etc. Maintaining and Devloping SQL Server and MS Access databases. Tracking financial issues a...
Join a very successful and well known entertainment company as an Assistant Controller. An opportunity to join a professional accounting department and learn the full accounting cycle Must be a team player, eager to learn, grow and contribute to the success of the company. 2+ years experience in either Public Accounting or related industry experience Good computer skills required Excellent benefit...
The VA Department of Taxation’s Refund Review Team in the Office of Compliance seeks a professional senior tax auditor to provide leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to a team of auditors regarding complex desk audits including individual and corporate tax cases using standard accounting principles, auditing techniques and knowledge of federal and state tax laws to determine compliance...
Accounts Payable Coordinator paying up to $40K for a stable and growing construction company in the Pompano Beach area. This position will report to the Controller. This is a TEMP-TO-HIRE position is available IMMEDIATELY!!!! The hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm with the flexibility to work overtime when needed. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Verify accuracy of billing data and revised any errors · Inpu...
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? We are adding 50 more locations over the next 8 years and need team members to come in and do a great job so they can grow into other positions like: Collec...
Financial Controller Manpower in Quincy, IL has an employment opportunity for a Financial Controller. This position will be responsible for but no limited to the following tasks; • Maintenance of fiscal records • Preparation of Financial and Management reports • Appraisal of operating costs, budgets, policies of operations and trends for increasing profit • Reporting to management with reliable an...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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