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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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Company OverviewAt Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire.Job DescriptionAnalyze complex financial data to prepare company tax filings •Ensures timely and accurate preparation and submission of income tax filings •Identifies and researches complex or hi...
PMAC Lending Services, Inc. was founded in 1995. We are a fully approved direct lender with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae, headquartered in Chino Hills, California. Our wholesale operational centers are located nationwide and we proudly service many of the loans we fund. Focused on providing home loans responsibly throughout the communities we serve, our goal is to provide an exceptional...
Stronger Connections. New Possibilities. A career with Level 3 is more than just a job, it's an opportunity to join a company that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of converged voice, video, data and managed services to enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers. Business applications require more bandwidth, and we aim to deliver exceptional value to support efficiency and growth. O...
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ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL wanted for AP, AR & collections. Construction experience a plus for busy construction company. Interested candidates, please send resume along with salary requirements to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Part Time - 25 hours, Mon-Fri 8a-1p Responsible for a variety of financial functions including accounts payable / receivable, invoicing, accounts reconciliation and taxes. 5+ yrs experience in accounting Working knowledge of Peachtree/Sage Ability to multi-task Send resume & 3 references by May 2 to: Barb City Manor 680 Haish Blvd, DeKalb, IL 60115 Posting provided by:...
OFFICE ASSISTANT Weekend office work in an East Windsor Apartment Rental Office. Show apartments, answer phones and assist residents. Hours are Saturday 9-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Apply in person at: Garden View Apartments B-23 Garden View Terrace, East Windsor NJ 08520 No phone calls please This listing brought to you by The Princeton Packet....
ACCT. REC. CLERK, Responsible for invoicing, receivables, collections, credit apps, liens. Min. 3 yrs A/R & general accounting exp. See ad on Monster. E-mail cover letter/resume: *****...
Accounts Receivable Specialist Natural Gas Service Group FT/PT Accounts Receivable Specialist needed in downtown Midland for full-time position in our corporate office. Duties will include invoicing, customer service, sales reports and back-up receptionist. Experience with electronic billing preferred. The qualified candidate will exhibit dependability, professional demeanor, integrity, accuracy a...
The Director of Mobile Product Delivery will be responsible for developing, establishing, executing, and leading the Product Management functions that support the global mobile sites and applications. The Team Member will provide direct leadership to direct reports, Team Members, external vendors and agency partners in the strategic development, testing, delivery, maintenance and business performa...
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) seeks solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. TTI is recognized as one of the finest higher education-affiliated trans-portation research agencies in the nation and helps prepare students for transportation careers. TTI has saved the state and nation billions of dollars through strategies and products developed throu...
Description: Joining the Risk Management team provides a tremendous opportunity to learn about all areas of the life insurance business and Agency Distribution channel, and interact with senior management, Audit, Law and Compliance and other Risk Management teams throughout the Enterprise. We believe that working in Risk Management allows associates to gain knowledge and experiences, and to build...
Description: We currently have a position opening in our Newark, N.J. office for an Associate Manager, Investment Strategy and Capital Management within the finance department supporting the Individual Life business. The successful candidate is responsible for producing the quarterly reporting and forecasting of investment spread results as well as assisting in initiatives and ad-hoc projects rela...
Description: The Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) markets present significant growth opportunities for Prudential Retirement. Prudential has established leadership positions in these markets, and is poised for additional growth and strategic investment in these businesses. To support this business growth, the P&SS Finance organization has created a new Actuarial Associate position. Responsibilities of...
Description: The Associate Manager, Field Compensation, will be responsible for calculating sales compensation on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and reporting results to senior finance management. The position will be required to collect, review and manage data associated with sales compensation, as well as calculate incentive compensation payments for internal employees. The analyst will n...
Description: QMA is a leader in scientifically-based, process-driven active investing. The firms research process begins with economically sounds hypotheses, which is then tested with empirical data. All validated insights are included into a process that broadly and systematically applies those insights. We seek an equity researcher with the talent to continue the firms strong performance. The su...
Tracking Code 20134391 Job Description Entry level position. Responsible for greeting customers, preparing invoices, answering phones and directing calls, stocking product, maintaining housekeeping in warehouse showroom, and other duties assigned as necessary. Required Skills Basic reading, writing, comprehension, and arithmetic skills required. These are normally acquired through a high school di...
Description: This position is responsible for supporting internal and external reporting and analysis for a $500 million business unit expense budget encompassing all business unit functions for Prudentials Annuities Business. This role will be an integral part of the Finance team supporting the business unit functions and will also provide finance support for several key functions directly. This...
CONTROLLER in the Agriculture Industry Summary Leads and directs all day-to-day accounting activities for the company, effectively leads the corporate accounting staff and provides guidance and necessary financial recommendations to the Management Team, Location Leaders, and/or location accounting staff. Essential functions include and are not limited to the formulation of financial statements in...
ACE serves the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We also provide specialized insurance products—such as personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance—to individuals in select countries. Our reinsurance operations include both property and casualty and life companies. We are currently seeking an Assistant Vice President, Inl...
Project Finance Manager-WD30004022 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market sh...
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