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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 Confidential Jacksonville, 28540
NewToday.jpg Medical ATTENTION: OFFICE PROFESSIONALS Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper for skilled nursing facility. Responsible for billing and collecting all monies owed to the facility as outlined in company policies. Responsible for maintenance of all resident financial records and resident fund ledgers, timely collection of all claims and necessary follow-up for any unpaid claims. Must be comput...
Company Confidential Anchorage, 99508
Fiscal Lead - Anchorage The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring a Fiscal Lead for the State Office, located in Anchorage. This position is fiscally responsible for monitoring all funds administered by the SBDC in accordance with Federal, State, and UAA regulations. All procurement requests are reviewed and approved or disapproved by this position. All decisions relating to th...
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16505
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Local Erie firm needs staff accountant w/ 2-4 years public accounting experience. Salary 35k+, benefits, growth potential. Required Experience: 1) Preparation of form 990, 1040, 1041, 1065 and 1120 Tax Returns. 2) Proficient with XL and QuickBooks. 3) Write-up work and prep of financial statements. We are a non-smoking facility. Resumes to: Box 297, Erie, PA 16534...
Full Time Revenue Cycle Manager Available at Ashtabula County Medical Center To join our team, apply via our website www.acmchealth.org...
Bookkeeper North Haven CPA Firm seeks exp’d individual. Full time with benefits, Flex hours. Send resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL...
Req# 156780BR Position Title Tax Analyst II Position Summary Responsible for the maintenance and documentation of tax records and the preparation of all or specifically assigned moderate to complex tax returns and related reports by required deadlines. Tax returns could include federal, state, and local income tax, state transaction sales and use tax, franchise taxes, and utility taxes. Maintains...
Req# 157231BR Position Title Business Analyst I Position Summary Performs analysis of business processes and data that pertain to business issues. Provides reporting solutions and data metric analysis that may identify business trends and results. Utilizes data analysis to explain business issues and financial implications, recommend workflow improvements, or enable business unit to improve workfl...
Job Description Purpose of the Role: Under general supervision, the Sr. Financial Analyst performs complex financial, statistical, and analytical studies; prepares and assists in the preparation of financial reports, statements, and analyses according to prescribed guidelines; The position is responsible for performing both recurring and ad hoc analyses on the Sales pipeline, client base and compe...
This position is located in our MA, Needham facility This role leads the Business Support functions in the Shared Financial Service center which includes performance measurements, Data Services, customer support, continuous improvement and business process administration. The position is involved with operations research and is responsible for measuring and analyzing processes across Shared Financ...
A Security Officer with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the world's most iconic hotel is now the world's most i...
Accounts Receivable/ Billing/Bookkeeping Support Well established New England Steel Contractor located in Rowley, MA seeks: Individual to work within our Bookkeeping Department. Responsibilities included but not limited to: Processing client invoice billings, change orders, collecting of accounts receivables and light bookkeeping. PERSONS MUST BE: n Detailed Orientated n Dedicated n Organized n Se...
United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune top 50 company is a dynamic global corporation operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, security and fire protection as well as hydrogen fuel cell development 1. Identify and realize employment tax planning opportunities for UTC, including federal and state employment related c...
A Security Officer with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything....
Essential Job Duties: The Operational Audit Manager is responsible for the overall daily management of non-IT Audit activities, including investigative audits. Primary responsibilities include audit and consulting, engagement management, and supervision of two operational auditors. In addition, the Operational Audit Manager is part of the three-person IA Division-level management team and particip...
Senior Technical Accounting Analyst Portland, OR The Senior Technical Accounting Analyst is responsible for research and review of the all of the Company’s technical GAAP and Statutory financial statement reporting positions. This role also is responsible to ensure all external filings and reports are technically consistent, as well as, monitoring current updates in GAAP and statutory regulations...
At NCCI Holdings, Inc., we realize our greatest asset is our team of more than 900 professionals working together every day to make our company the leading provider of workers compensation insurance data and research information. Read on to learn about the requirements for this opening. Job Purpose: Conducts field inspection services to ensure that the workers' compensation classification system h...
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Job Description: This Accounting Clerk Position Features: ? 401k Matching ? Breakfast Provided For Employees ? Close Proximity To Bart Station ? Great Pay up to $45K Immediate need for accounting clerk seeking 401k matching, breakfast provided for employees and close proximity to Bart station. Prior experience with Timeberline required, 2-3 years accounting experience and prior construction indust...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Finance Clerk who's seeking a team oriented work environment where no two days are the same! We are looking for someone who has a get it done attitude, who's detail oriented and has the ability to work independently but also in group settings. You will be responsible for verifying and posting transactions to journals and ledgers, preparing statements, invoices...
Job Description: This is a terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career! We are one of the largest Northwest Construction Management companies in the Puget Sound area. We offer stability, work life balance, integrity and diversity. As an Accounts Receivable Specialist you will be responsible for verifying and posting A\R transactions, sorting documents,...

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