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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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Imagine yourself working for an innovative multi-media organization! Shaw Media is seeking a full-time Finance Director. Shaw is a multi-media company publishing daily, weekly, and national publications, along with glossy magazines and award winning websites. The Finance Director will oversee all financial activities in the Shaw Media Crystal Lake, IL office, and supervise and direct the day-to-da...
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NewToday.jpg Senior Accountant TriEst Ag Group, a distributor & applicator of agricultural chemical products in Greenville, NC, is in search of a Senior Accountant. Responsibilities include performing advanced & specialized accounting assignments which may involve complex & confidential data; obtaining & analyzing financial information to prepare reports, statements & recommendations; maintaining...
MANAGEMENT TRAINEE UNION Savings BANK, a local community bank, seeks Management Trainee to primarily serve our Ogle County market. Training and work assignments will rotate throughout our branch network. Position prepares employee to fill various management positions throughout the bank. Two to three year training program includes retail services; mortgage, consumer, and commercial lending; funds...
The Gables of Hudson, Senior Assisted Living Seeking a detail oriented individual to handle payroll, data entry for accounts payable & receivable and various office duties. This person must be experienced and possess strong communication skills. Send resume to: Sandra Warner, 5400 Darrow Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Midland, 79703
Marketing Representative Individual Needed for Marketing Position Must be outgoing, charismatic and willing to work. We offer: * Full-Time * Vacation and Sick time paid * Health insurance Please come by or send resume to: InHome Care, Inc. 808 W. Indiana, Midland, TX 79701 *****...
Facilitates timely filing of claims by monitoring and coordinating efforts and activities of the billing vendor across the several practices within the PC and the hospital itself. Responsibilities: • Ensures that all office charges reconcile to appointment scheduler and are received and billed • Works with front end managers to ensure that all registrations are correct and complete • Ensures that...
ACCOUNTING CLERK, FT: Busy accounting office looking for detail oriented person with good attitude to reconcile store sales daily; post payments; run reports, file, prepare deposits and other duties as requested. Banking experience a plus, but not required. Send resume attn Kerri, to: CARPARTS, 95A Plaistow Rd, Plaistow NH. 03865, or email: *****...
Position Objective: Provides support to the Controller Chief Financial Officer and management in the financial planning and analysis of the operations of Gehan Homes Ltd. and its affiliates. Essential Job Functions: Supervise general accounting staff through AP Manager and/or Accounting Manager Evaluate transactions for compliance with GAAP and company financial policies Develop procedures process...
This position is located in our VA, Fairfax facility Performs tasks in general or specialized accounting functions, such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cost Accounting, or General Ledger. 1. Creates, analyzes, reviews, verifies, and reconciles Contract/Project Setups in Oracle. 2. Provides guidance and direction to divisional Finance and Contracts staff on optimal project setup, revenue...
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 hotelÆs 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 worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most i...
A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers...
A General Cashier with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for receiving and consolidating all cash and checks to prepare for the daily bank deposit 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 iconic...
The Supervisor of Business Analytics will be responsible for a range of activities to ensure the integrity of system data and provide technical support. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For...
WHERE CAREERS IN NATURE BLOOM. Grow your career in the green industry with ValleyCrest, the nation’s leader in landscape architecture, installation and maintenance. Put your talent to work alongside the industry’s brightest minds, working on some of the country’s most exciting landscape projects. Our entrepreneurial culture and numerous locations nationwide provide countless opportunities to succe...
Company Confidential Normal, IL, 61761
Midwest Fiber is a fast growing, recognized leader in the paper, plastics, electronics, and single stream recycling industry. We are looking for a Accounts Recievable (AR) person for our Normal Illinois facility. Midwest Fiber offers a great work environment, competitive wages and benefits (including a profit sharing program that has paid out for 20 years running), job stability and the ability to...
Behind every successful business lies a Jack of All Trades—like you. You are known as the “Jack of All Trades,” people watch you move effortlessly from task to task, from a client’s request to a staff member’s. Such energy and talents are integral to keeping Brickman ahead of its industry. Established in 1939, we are America’s top commercial landscape company, with nearly $1B in revenues. We plan...
Almo Distributing is a major wholesaler of consumer electronics and appliances in the U.S. Almo has been in the distribution business for over 65 years and has expanded to cover more than two-thirds of the United States. We are currently seeking a a highly skilled individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.This customer service team lead position plays a critical role in esta...
Financial Analyst Excellent Pay Rate Long term project Position Details Client:Leading manufacturers of electronic products Project Location: San Francisco, CA Project Duration: 6 Months (Extension or Conversion possible) Role: Financial Analyst Imp. Note:No Third party vendors will be entertained Responsibility Responsible for the preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly and ad-hoc finan...
ARI Network Services is one of the fastest growing Software Companies in the Midwest. Milwaukee Business Journal’s listed ARI as part of the top 25 Largest Area Software Product Companies in Milwaukee for the second straight year! ARI is a leading provider of electronic catalogs and dealer websites that enable dealers to achieve excellence in selling and servicing their customers. We are looking f...
Job Summary This position supports the Technical Accounting Management and Regional Accounting teams as they gather, review and analyze financial information including final cost certifications, annual audits and tax returns and quarterly unaudited statements. Responsibilities include assisting with financial data input and maintenance of the information contained in the database. This position re...
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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