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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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Irvine Valley College Manager of College Fiscal Services - Specially Funded Position ID: 5049 Job Open ID: 4514 PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu To organize, manage and implement fiscal services at a community college, with an emphasis on budget and cash control, in accordance with policies and proc...
Systems Administrator – Job Locations: New York, NY + Greenwich, CT Duties: Configure and manage Windows Server environment. Create Windows server images and install systems software. Ensure servers are fully patched and backed up. Identify and work with application vendors to integrate various trading and other enterprise applications. Perform research on new vendor software and determine optima...
Real Estate Developer is seeking an experienced Sr. Tax Accountant to add to the Accounting Team. Location: Bethesda, Maryland Position Title: Sr. Tax Accountant Report to: Controller Position Summary: -Reviewing tax returns from audited financial statements for accuracy. -Preparing approximately 75+ tax returns from internal financials and K1s. -Communicating with auditors on inquiries. -...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 69,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 27 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. This position will perform various accounts payable related tasks such as data entry, ac...
As a Manager Trainee you are on the fast track to management starting out in our customer service role while learning the consumer loan business from the ground up. Additional responsibilities: Traveling within a regional area to receive training from experienced branch managers and district supervisors Developing and maintaining customer relations Providing exceptional customer service Achie...
Company Confidential Newton, MA, 02459
Our client, is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases. Their scientific expertise are focused on the understanding of the regulation of intracellular transport between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. They have discovered and developed n...
Experis Finance is recruiting for a 6 month consulting opportunity in McLean, VA for a Credit Policy Risk Analyst role. POSITION SUMMARY: The Condominium Project Standards Underwriter will be responsible for the review, approval and eligibility waivers of Condominium, Cooperative (Co-op) and PUD Projects for GSEs and FHA acceptance. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Be able to determine Project Eligibility a...
Job description–Company Accountant We seek a talented, enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual, who is looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a small company environment. POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the President, the Company Accountantis responsible for doing the majority of the accounting tasks for the business including preparing information to help with strategic fin...
Accounts Payable Representative Job Label:MAG_149ED6CE6D4 Position Summary: This position is responsible for maintaining and processing accounts payable for a company located in downtown Indianapolis. Duties and Responsibilities: Reviews all invoices and check requests for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment Post invoices into computer system; JD Edwards experience prefer...
Company Confidential Springfield, VA, 22153
A growing CPA firm has an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to join the practice. Our firm provides services in Individual Taxes, Corporation and Partnership Taxes, and specializes in many different facets of accounting including monthly bookkeeping services, quarterly reviews, chart of account setups, payroll, sales tax reporting, compilations etc. for small to medium business clients. Qual...
Due to rapid growth, HCC Medical Insurance Services (MIS) has multiple openings for Medical Claims Examiners. HCC MIS www.hccmis.com, part of HCC Specialty (HCCS) (www.hccspecialty.com), a division of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("HCC Insurance") underwrites a unique portfolio of specialty and niche products. These include: international medical and travel insurance, short term medical insurance...
The primary purpose of this position is to give support to the church’s ministry and to the program staff and other church leaders by preparing and maintaining accurate financial records. Major Responsibilities: Post accounts payable, code bills for payment, print and mail checks to vendors Post general ledger entries and adjustments when needed Controls petty cash and/or church expense accoun...
Come join a fast-paced growing company, a leader in the real estate industry. Equity Lifestyle Properties(NYSE:ELS) owns and operates the highest quality resort communities in the United States. We own and operate over 380 quality resort communities throughout the U.S. and British Columbia. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Tax Analyst position in our our Chicago office. ...
Job Purpose: Reports financial status by preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts, and reports. Duties: * Tracks financial status by monitoring variances from plan. * Determines financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results. * Improves financial status by analyzing results and variances; identifying trends; recommending actions. * Reconciles tr...
At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Do you love. . . researching laws and regulations? Are you energized by. . . supporting policy and procedure changes? Do youenjoy. . . communicating and educating on compliance? The Regulatory Compliance An...
At S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company, we have dedicated ourselves to working as a team devoted to client profitability and satisfaction. Our employees are important to us and have helped us grow into one of the larger full-service real estate firms in the Southeast and a leader in commercial real estate investment, development, sales, leasing, management and mortgage brokerage. Currently, S.L. Nusbaum ...
For problem-solvers and the analytically inclined: Help a world-leader in technology invest strategically, allocate wisely and drive shareholder value. Formulate groundbreaking processes, provide in-depth analysis and expertly manage Verizons assets. Responsibilities Responsible for accurately assessing Verizon’s ability to support contractual pricing, rate changes and lead cross-functional team...
Kaufman Company, a growing distributor of industrial tools and supplies in Norwood MA, is looking for an energetic individual to manage its financial operations and oversee its accounting staff in a fast-paced yet friendly office. The successful candidate will have the skills to: Develop systems to account for financial transactions including maintaining the chart of accounts. Define bookkeepin...
Company Confidential Boston, MA
New England’s leading residential property management firm is seeking an Accountant III for its Boston office. The Accountant III is the most senior accounting role on the Accounting Team. An Accountant III is charged to contribute to the efficient and effective workings of the Accounting department by executing daily tasks with a strong attention to detail. This role will utilize strong accounti...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client a leading White Plains, NY based CPA firm seeks a Tax Executive to join its rapidly expanding multi-state team. In this internally focused role you will assess the current tax department's work-flow, structure, policy and procedures and implement time saving initiatives to benefit and drive efficiencies across a multi-office/state tax organization. REQUIREMENTS: Pro...

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