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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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Real Estate Attorney A local DFW law firm specializing in foreclosure proceedings seeks experienced Real Estate and Title Attorney Job Requirements · At least three years of real estate and/or title experience preferred. · Responsibilities include drafting complaints, motion practice, discovery, attendance at foreclosure, bankruptcy, and eviction hearings. *** This is a CONTRACT Position ***...
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HOURS: Full Time 7:30 am- 4:30 pm Looking for an experienced administrative/clerical associate to join a busy, fast paced growing company. Associate should have experience in Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payable. Associate should have knowledge of ALL Microsoft Office Products. Other general office duties including but not limited too; responding to and sending emails, phone calls, main...
GROCERY KALKASKA Now Hiring for: Accounting Position Full Time w/ Benefits. Respond to: Northland Foods, 2101 US131, Kalkaska, MI 49646 www.Northlandfood.com This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Underwriting Assistant (Social Services) – Walnut Creek, CA NSM Insurance Group has an immediate opening for an experienced Underwriting Assistant working for our existing National Social Services Underwriting program. This position is based out of the Walnut Creek, CA office, and is newly created due to recent company growth! We are excited about this opportunity to expand our business to both t...
AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AllianceBernstein employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, and multi-asset strategies, and...
Jasco Products Company develops, markets and distributes GE branded products, T-Tech by Tumi mobile electronic accessories, Projectables®, Disney®, Disney® / Pixar®, Marvel® and Nickelodeon® branded night lights and other private label brands. Established in 1975, Jasco develops cutting-edge consumer products for all distribution channels internationally, including mass merchants; electronic supe...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation's premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives...
The local office of Oppenheimer & Co Inc. is looking for an experienced, highly organized individual to join PearlStreet Investment Management of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s retirement planning team, serving clients at both the employer & employee level. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, be Series 7 licensed, desire to travel, maintain Microsoft Office efficiency, and have an interest in ...
Looking for a retired IRS auditor or appeals agent with EA certification. Small firm with office in Logan and SLC. Will provide accounting software, Tax Programs and office space. Work with a Tax Audit doing IRS audits. Will buy out your book when you retire with our firm for 150% of annual billings....
Must have strong bookkeeping & spreadsheet background. Able to multi task and meet deadlines. Must work well with others. 35 hr. work week. Please send resume with references and salary requirements....
Position Overview: The Accounts Payable Coordinator will assist the CYREN Accounting and Finance Team by assuming responsibility for all functions of accounts payable and other duties as detailed below. Responsibilities: · Creates vouchers for expense reports, purchase orders, credit cards, and normal monthly bills based on company policy. · Records expenses by three way match. · Works with P...
Chief Financial Officer, Innovator and Master Organizer Leman USA Inc. is a highly successful, growing international freight forwarding company, with multiple locations in the United States. The company is a member of the Leman International Inc. Group which provides freight forwarding service throughout the world. The headquarters are strategically located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin in a state of ...
The Overhead Door Corporation is a strong and vibrant company! We have successfully grown our sales performance both organically and through acquisition, and our balance sheet is strong. We have a great pipeline opportunity that is supported with a formal development program designed to prepare the right candidate for future growth and additional responsibilities. What does Overhead Door have to ...
The primary purpose of the Wholesale Remarketing Processor is to research and prepare title and arbitration documents for Dealer Direct and Wholesale transactions. Verifying settlement amounts comply with the operating procedures. Assist in monitoring and reporting dashboards for Wholesale and Dealer Direct. Resolve issues preventing the sale of any vehicle within a Wholesale channel. Assist with ...
THE OPPORTUNITY: • Work in branch office to receive long-term training and ability to achieve full underwriting authority. • Work with Underwriters to help develop and execute marketing plan to drive new and renewal business, including in-person visits, telemarketing and distribution of marketing materials for insurance company partners • Be trained to evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to ...
Plascore, Inc. is looking to hire an Accounts Receivable/Credit & Collection Specialist at our corporate location! Come join us and be a part of our continued growth as this individual will be responsible for AR & collections, bank deposits, credit risk analysis, resolving customer inquiries and establishing credit terms for new customers and maintain credit terms for existing customers. You will ...
tkore’s Plastic Pipe & Conduit Business Unit is searching for a Plant Accountant. The PPC Division has 7 plants in Ohio, Florida, Texas, Utah, Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon and is a manufacturer of PVC pipe, fittings and elbows serving the electrical, plumbing, irrigation and commercial markets. The position will be located in Carrollton, OH. The position works closely with the Plant Manager, and r...
Financial Director The mission of this position is: to manage all financial aspects of the agency including cash and investments; direct the day to day financial operations; prepare and monitor annual budgets and provides both operational and programmatic support to the agency. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Prepares all financial reports for both internal and external stakeholders. · Monthly and year-e...
Lux Research is seeking an Experienced Controller for our Finance Team. The Controller is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Controller supervises 1 staff accountant and is responsible for ensuring that wo...
Have you ever considered owning a business? At American Family Insurance, you can get paid while you prepare to become an exclusive American Family Insurance agent. As an Agent- in- Training (AIT) you will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced and successful agent. For up to two years, you will receive on-the-job training and learn the secrets of success from the best of the best—a...

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Size of Industry in 2006:
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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