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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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Job Description: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY for the right person - An international food maker and distributor is currently seeking an EXPERIENCED BILINGUAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK for their Las Vegas Distribution facility. Under the direct supervision of the Office Manager, this position is responsible for handling all aspects of Accounts Payable, including inventory control. Ideal person must have a gr...
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Job Description: Our Client in the Northern Colorado area is currently looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk. The direct duties of this position include, but are not limited to: - Daily processing of accounts payable transactions, which must be performed accurately and efficiently. - Receive invoices, verify transactions, prepare invoices for data entry and enter invoices for payment....
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Job Description: A large construction services company is seeking a well rounded Accounts Payable with experience in Quickbooks to join their growing team. This company provides restoration services to corporations, including; flood, mold and remodel work. They are actively seeking an individual with experience in Accounts Payable that can assist with entering payables and invoicing in Quickbooks....
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Nelson Brothers Property Management, Inc is currently seeking an leadership oriented professional to fill the position of Senior Real Estate Accountant with well qualified candidates also considered for Utah Controller or Director of Finance. There is also the potential to grow into this position with superior job performance. The qualified candidate is expected to leverage their experience in a w...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Auditor in St. Louis, Missouri (MO). This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company Description: This position will be a key member of the Internal Audit department charged with helping build and develop internal audit programs, reports and methodologies, and executing the internal audit plan for the Company. As a member of t...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A local Kforce, St. Louis, MO client is hiring for an experienced Senior Tax Accountant. Responsibilities will include: Individual, corporate, and partnership tax return preparation. Financial statement preparation. General ledger analysis. Completion of special projects as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance 3-5 years prior experience CPA preferre...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce clienet in Springboro, OH is looking for an Administrative Assistant with experience supporting an entire division. This person must be able to assist the division president with scheduling, clerical duties, accounting functions and taking initiative with additional duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Must have a working knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook At least 3-5 y...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Accounts Payable Associate in Springboro, Ohio (OH). The Accounts Payable Clerk will assist in the review of all invoices related to supplies, materials, services, utilities and expense reports for offices within the Region. This position has responsibility for routine and non-routine transactions to perform simple to moderate accounting activities relate...
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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Account Implementation Analyst in St. Louis, Missouri (MO). Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be an analyst within a team that is responsible for the investment implementation and portfolio construction of managed accounts strategies to high net worth clients. Duties: Implementation of daily account activities such as new accounts, deposits,...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently assisting a Denver, CO client in the search for an experienced Accountant with peoplesoft, oracle or SAP and high-volume Accounts Payable experience for an immediate need. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related preferred Minimum 3 years of Staff Accountant experience requ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently seeking an experienced Accountant for an New York, New York (NY) client. Candidates need experience using SAP, PeopleSoft, or other ERP software and advanced Microsoft Excel skills are highly sought after. If you have accounting experience or 1-2 years of accounting experience and a completed internship, we encourage you to apply. Responsibilities May Include:...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a SOX Complience Support associate for their Overland Park, KS location. This contractor will be responsible for assisting with the SOX narrative. They are not a lead in the implementation of controls, but will focus specifically on how to relay that framework REQUIREMENTS: Candidates qualifying for this position will have similar experience along with the s...
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