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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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OKC oil and gas company is seeking a contractor to join their team. Strong potential for a permanent opportunity but need someone who is immediately available to start. Apply today!! Responsibilities: Prepare accurate and timely netback for assigned contracts Analyze and communicate monthly variances and trends Track and report A/R for assigned counterparties Provide accurate and reliable inf...
OKC oil and gas company is seeking an Income Tax Accountant to join their team. Company offers tremendous benefits and a very professional atmosphere. Apply today! Duties: Prepares federal, state, and local income and franchise tax returns. Analyzes financial and operational reports and financial information in order to prepare various schedules and reports supporting income and franchise tax r...
A rapidly expanding energy company is seeking an Accounting Assistant to join their team. If you meet the qualifications, apply today! Job Duties: Maintains accounting records by making copies; filing documents. Accounts receivables Assist with payroll processing Reconciles bank statements by comparing statements with general ledger. Maintains accounting databases by entering data into the c...
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...
Overall Purpose: Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Key Roles and Responsibilities: May provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of int...
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,...
Be Part of Something Big! Financial Advising is projected to grow 27 percent or more from 2012 to 2022, much faster than other professional careers. If you love helping people, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks. You’re a problem-solver and amazing with people! You have a knack for strategic planning, self-development, and fo...
Scarborough, ME CPA firm is seeking a staff member with current public accounting experience. Position is available immediately. Applicants should have current experience preparing individual and business tax returns, and preparing financial statements. A working knowledge of QuickBooks and Lacerte tax software would be helpful. No travel, free parking, and compensation will be commensurate with ...
Job Description Provide administrative and clerical support to department members. Assist with processing client and prospect needs in accordance with company objectives and procedures. Process client service requests and submit information to the appropriate insurance companies. Process all mail. Assist in renewal processing. Issue renewal binders and invoices. Maintain electronic and hard ...
Company Information Diversco Global is seeking candidates for its Controller position located at our headquarters in Portage, MI. Diversco Global consists of over 30 entities from a variety of industries including construction, development, property management, professional daycare, online auctions, and more! Major brands include Adventures Learning Centers, Biddergy.com, Universal Recovery, Mavc...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Seeking 3+ years of experience with managed care and insurance products and services specific to Medicare Part D to direct pharmacy benefit management, formulary administration and vendor management associated with pharmacy operations and Medicare Part D. Activities: *** Ensuree compliance with Part D guidelines. *** Conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective actions. *** Oversee pre...
For over 40 years Analogic has created markets by anticipating and solving some of the world's most complex medical and engineering challenges. Today, our specific areas of expertise include developing enabling technologies used in computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital mammography (DM), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We also develop state-of-the-art threat detection systems for airp...
Founded in 1982, R E Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc., a widely recognized architectural and interiors firm, has an opening for a talented, full-charge Bookkeeper with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Our practice includes many Life Science & Bio-Pharma companies, Colleges & Universities, & Corporate Businesses. Areas of responsibility include a full range of accounting duties including acc...
Seeking 3+ years experience in Medicare reconciliation to direct a professional team that administers Medicare Part D benefits over a multitude of diverse plans. Shall: *** Develop, implement, improve and streamline testing, compliance, controls and protocals. *** Oversee and improve PDE rejection recovery. *** Support data systems integration and upgrading. *** Conduct extensive financial an...
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Do you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place in your current job? Fortunately, your future is not cast in stone. …. But it may be in concrete. As an Assistant Controller for our client, you will be working for the largest, American-owned cement company in the United States. This is a critical role where your individual contributions will have a direct impact on the company as a whole by im...
A large, prominent and growing software company headquartered in an outstanding neighborhood in DC is seeking a Senior Accountant for Financial Reporting. This Pre-IPO company is seeking an individual with anywhere from 2 to 5 years of rigorous accounting experience, ideally with some or all of their exposure in a Big Four and Regional Accounting firm. The position will report to the Senior Manage...
Additional Location(s) or Information: Research Triangle Park Job Category: Finance Level of Experience: Experienced - Non Manager Requisition #: R968225 Description: For years, Cisco's vision has been to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns. Our vision is more relevant today than ever. We made the Internet what it is today. First, we focused on creating connectivity. Now,...
One of the world’s largest aircraft structures and components manufacturers and they have an immediate opening for a Sr Business Systems Analyst. This position serve as an SAP Application Functional Specialist providing application functional support and implementation in SAP Applications R/3, specifically in the Finance and Controlling modules - FI-GL, FI-AA, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payabl...
Accounting Supervisor (F/T, 1 positn)Acctg Supervisor needed in Westminster, MA & various unanticipated loctns throughout the US to maintain general and subsidiary ledgers, communic w/ shared srvces organizatns, & mnge key acctg cntrls. Coord mthly & annual closings as well as subsequent rprtg to corp/division leads. Ensure fin'l rprtg complies w/Sarbanes Oxley & w/ co policies. Coord AP & AR w/sh...

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